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Email

jrb222@cam.ac.uk
DPhil BCL (distinction) BA Jurisprudence (first class)
College Lecturer and Fellow (St John's College); Affiliated Lecturer

Interests

Joanna's primary research interest is Administrative Law. She has written on a number of issues within this field, including legitimate expectations, reason-giving, judicial review of tribunals, standing and review of attempts by decision-makers to apply statutory provisions to facts. She is currently working on a book - The Anatomy of Administrative Law - which explores the complexity and variety of the basic legal and normative structures which are in play in this legal field and explores the question of whether it is possible or helpful to reduce Administrative Law down to some singular unifying principle. Joanna's work has been published in leading journals including Public Law, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Cambridge Law Journal. In 2017, the Supreme Court cited her work in its decision in Dover DC v CPRE Kent [2017] UKSC 79. In addition to Administrative Law, Joanna is interested more broadly in issues of UK Constitutional Law, Public and Private Law Theory, Jurisprudence and the methodology of legal scholarship. 

CV / Biography

Joanna is currently a Lecturer and Fellow at St John's College where she supervises in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. She is also an Affiliated lecturer at the Faculty of Law where she supervises on the Public Law Seminar course. Prior to this, she was at the University of  Oxford where she supervised Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence to a number of different colleges in several roles, including as a Stipendiary Lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall. During her time at the University of Oxford Joanna completed a DPhil on the subject of Administrative Law, assisted by a studentship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She also graduated from the BCL with distinction and from the BA in Jurisprudence, sharing the Wronker Prize for best overall performance in Final Honours School Examinations in Law. 

Publications

 

Books

"The Anatomy of Administrative Law" (forthcoming, Hart Publishing) (Ed)

Published:
May 2018
Publisher:
forthcoming, Hart Publishing

Articles

"Rethinking the Story of Cart v Upper Tribunal & Its Implications for Administrative Law" forthcoming in OJLS (advance article available here: https://academic.oup.com/ojls/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ojls/gqy033/5168309?redirectedFrom=fulltext)

Citation:
forthcoming in OJLS (advance article available here: https://academic.oup.com/ojls/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ojls/gqy033/5168309?redirectedFrom=fulltext)
Published:
Nov 2018

"The Relationship between Judicial Review and the Upper Tribunal: What Have the Courts Made of Cart v Upper Tribunal?" [2018] PL 394

Citation:
[2018] PL 394
Published:
Jul 2018

"Kent and Oakley: A Re-examination of the Common Law Duty to Give Reasons for Grants of Planning Permission and Beyond" (2017) 22(2) JR 101

Citation:
(2017) 22(2) JR 101
Published:
Jul 2017
DOI:
10.1080

"ClientEarth No 2: A Case of Three Legal Dimensions" (2017) 29(2) JEL 343

Citation:
(2017) 29(2) JEL 343
Published:
Jun 2017
DOI:
10.1093

"The Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations: Power-Constraining or Right-Conferring Legal Standard?" [2016] PL 437

Citation:
[2016] PL 437
Published:
Jul 2016

Case Notes

Administrative Blunders & Judicial Review: Analysing the UKSC Decision in Gallaher v Competition & Markets Authority Administrative Law Blog (January 2019)

Framing Questions About Ouster Clauses Administrative Law Blog (November 2018)

The Supreme Court's Approach to the Finality Clause in Lee v Ashers: A Response to Deb Anurag and Conor McCormick & Looking Forward to Privacy International UK Constitutional Law Blog (October 2018)

Dover DC v CPRE Kent: Legal Complexity and Reason-Giving in Planning Law (2018) 23(1) JR 25

Reflections on Open Justice and the Status of the General Duty to Give Reasons (2018) 77(2) CLJ 240

Published:
May 2018

Dover DC v CPRE Kent: Legal Complexity & Reason-Giving in Planning Law UK Constitutional Law Blog (January 2018)

A Long-Neglected Case with Some Important Lessons About Standing Administrative Law Blog (September 2017)

The Privy Council and the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations Meet Again (2016) 75(3) CLJ 449

Published:
Nov 2016

Conference Papers

"Analysing Gallaher v Competitions and Markets Authority" (Centre for Public Law Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, 12th November 2018)

Published:
Nov 2018
Conference:
Centre for Public Law Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, 12th November 2018

"Framing Questions About Ouster Clauses" (Symposium on Privacy International, University of Cambridge, 20th September 2018)

Published:
Oct 2018
Conference:
Symposium on Privacy International, University of Cambridge, 20th September 2018

"Cart v Upper Tribunal: A Story of Change or of Continuity?" (Centre for Public Law Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, January 2018)

Published:
Feb 2018
Conference:
Centre for Public Law Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, January 2018

"The Ambiguous Nature of the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations, Its Practical Implications and the 'Unity' of Common Law Judicial Review" (Cambridge Public Law Conference, University of Cambridge, September 2016)

Published:
Sep 2016
Conference:
Cambridge Public Law Conference, University of Cambridge, September 2016