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pd309@cam.ac.uk

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Room: Queens' College, X14

BCL, LLM (Cork) LLM (Penn.) PhD (Cantab.)
University Senior Lecturer in Public Law; Derek Bowett Fellow in Law, Queens' College; Deputy Director of the Graduate Programme

Interests

Administrative Law

Constitutional Law

Regulation

Torts

Common Law

Legal Technology & Innovation

CV / Biography

Dr. Paul Daly is University Senior Lecturer in Public Law, University of Cambridge and the Derek Bowett Fellow in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge. He came to Cambridge from the University of Montreal, where he was successively Assistant Professor, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, having previously worked at the University of Ottawa and Lerners LLP, Toronto. 

His award-winning scholarship in the broad field of public law (especially administrative law) has appeared in leading academic journals and edited collections and has been frequently cited by courts, most notably the Supreme Court of Canada and the Irish Supreme Court.

Fluent in English and French, he is a regular speaker at academic conferences, judicial and administrative training seminars and continuing legal education events. 

He maintains an internationally read blog on his website, Administrative Law Matters, and regularly speaks to the media. His input on legal matters of great public importance has been sought by parliamentary committees, governmental agencies, political aides and a wide variety of lawyers in public and private practice.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Daly is the co-founder of Navigate.Legal, a legal analytics consulting firm. 

Enquiries are encouraged from students interested in pursuing graduate studies in public law, especially administrative law. 

Books

  1. Hogan and Morgan’s Administrative Law in Ireland (5th ed., Roundhall, Dublin, 2018, forthcoming, co-author, with Gerard Hogan and David Morgan)
  2. New Frontiers in Canadian Constitutional Law: Structure, Boundaries, Values (University of Toronto Press, 2017, forthcoming (co-editor, with Richard Albert and Vanessa MacDonnell)
  3. Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: Its History and Future (LexisNexis Canada, 2014) (contributor, with Joseph Robertson and Peter Gall)
  4. A Theory of Deference in Administrative Law: Basis, Application and Scope (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  5. Hogan and Morgan’s Administrative Law in Ireland (4th ed., Roundhall, Dublin, 2010) (contributor, with Gerard Hogan and David Morgan)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. “Best Practices in Administrative Decision-Making: Viewing the Copyright Board of Canada in a Comparative Light” (2017) Journal of Intellectual Property (forthcoming, 50 pages)
  2. “Royal Treatment: The Special Status of the Crown in Administrative Law” (2017) Review of Constitutional Studies (forthcoming, 20 pages)
  3. “Towards Coherence in Standard of Review: Reasonableness, the Rule of Law and Democracy” (2017) McGill Law Journal (forthcoming, 28 pages)
  4. “The Language of Administrative Law” (2016) 94 Canadian Bar Review (forthcoming, 21 pages)
  5. “The Principle of Stare Decisis in Canadian Administrative Law” (2016) 49 Revue juridique Thémis 757-780
  6. “A Supreme Court's Place in the Constitutional Order – Contrasting Recent Experiences in Canada and the United Kingdom” (2015) 41 Queen’s Law Journal 1
  7. « Les appels administratifs au Canada » (2015) 93 Revue du Barreau canadien 71-107
  8. “Legal Academia 2.0: New and Old Models of Academic Influence and Engagement” (2015) 20 Lex Electronica 39-50
  9. “The Scope and Meaning of Reasonableness Review” (2015) 52 Alberta Law Review 799-827
  10. “Canada’s Bi-Polar Administrative Law: Time for Fusion” (2014) 40(1) Queen’s Law Journal 213-239 (David Watson Prize)
  11. “Dismantling Regulatory Structures: Canada’s Long-Gun Registry as Case Study” (2014), 33 National Journal of Constitutional Law 169-193
  12. “Prescribing Greater Protection for Rights: Administrative Law and Section 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms” (2014) 65 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 247-290
  13. “Furthering Substantive Equality through Administrative Law: Charter Values in Education” (2013) 63 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 169-205 (with Angela Cameron)
  14. Dunsmuir’s Flaws Exposed: Recent Decisions on Standard of Review” (2012) 58 McGill Law Journal 483-507
  15. “The Unfortunate Triumph of Form over Substance in Canadian Administrative Law” (2012) 50 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 317-360
  16. “Deference on Questions of Law” (2011) 74 Modern Law Review 694-720 (Wedderburn Prize)
  17. Wednesbury’s Reason and Structure” [2011] Public Law 237-259
  18. “Standards of Review in Irish Administrative Law after Meadows” (2010) 32 Dublin University Law Journal 379-398
  19. “Judicial Review and the ‘Political Question’ Doctrine” [2010] Public Law 160-180
  20. “Judicial Review and ‘Political Questions’ in Ireland” (2008)(2) Judicial Studies Institute Journal 99-129
  21. “Judicial Review of Factual Error in Ireland” (2008) 30 Dublin University Law Journal 187-213
  22. “Judicial Review of Errors of Law in Ireland” (2006) xli Irish Jurist 60-89

Book Chapters

  1. “Administrative Law: Characteristics, Legitimacy, Unity” in John Bell, Mark Elliott, Jason Varuhas and Shona Stark eds., The Unity of Public Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2017, forthcoming)
  2. “Section 96: Striking a Balance between Legal Centralism and Legal Pluralism” in Richard Albert, Paul Daly and Vanessa MacDonnell eds., New Frontiers in Canadian Constitutional Law: Structure, Boundaries, Values (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2017) (forthcoming, 14 pages)
  3. « La bonne foi et la common law : l’arrêt Bhasin c. Hrynew » in Benoît Moore ed.,Le(s) dialogue(s) en droit civil (Éditions Thémis, Montreal, 2017) (forthcoming, 12 pages)
  4. “A Pluralist Account of Deference and Legitimate Expectations” in Matthew Groves and Greg Weeks eds., Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law World (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2016) (forthcoming, 19 pages)
  5. “Administrative Law: A Values-Based Approach” in John Bell, Mark Elliott, Philip Murray and Jason Varuhas eds., Public Law Adjudication in the Common Law World: Process and Substance (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2016), 23-44
  6. “The Struggle for Deference in Canada” in Mark Elliott and Hanna Wilberg eds., The Scope and Intensity of Substantive Review: Traversing Taggart’s Rainbow (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2015), 297-325
  7. “Unreasonable Interpretations of Law” in Joseph Robertson, Peter Gall and Paul Daly, Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: its History and Future (LexisNexis Canada, 2014), 233-270
  8. « Le contrôle de la légalité de l’administration », dans JurisClasseur Québec, coll. « Droit public », Droit administratif, fasc.11, Montréal, LexisNexis Canada, 2013, looseleaf, 30 pages
  9. “Courts and Copyright: Some Thoughts on Standard of Review” in Michael Geist ed., The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law (University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, 2013), 47-69
  10. “Blown Out of All Proportion: the Case Against Proportionality as an Independent Head of Review” in Cian C. Murphy and Penny Green eds., Law and Outsiders: Norms, Processes and ‘Othering’ in the Twenty-First Century (Hart, Oxford, 2011), 23-42

Reviews and Other Publications

  1. “Comment: Administrative Law Values” in Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas, Public Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017, forthcoming, 4 pages)
  2. Robert Leckey, Bills of Rights in the Common Law (2016) 79 Modern Law Review (forthcoming, 4 pages)
  3. “Constituting Canada” (Review of The Constitution of Canada: An Introduction to its Development and Law, by W.P.M. Kennedy, introduction by Martin Friedland), The New Rambler Review, December 23, 2015
  4. “The Policy/Operational Distinction in Canadian Tort Law: A View from Administrative Law” (2015) 69 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 17-40
  5. « L’abolition du registre des armes d’épaule: le rôle potentiel des principes non écrits » (2014) 23(4) Constitutional Forum constitutionnel 41-48
  6. Jack Balkin, Living Originalism (2014) 65 University of Toronto Law Journal 133-136
  7. “Reviewing Britain’s Tribunal System” (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 494-497
  8. Eoin Carolan ed., The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 451-453
  9. “Cognitive Tics of the Herd” (Review of Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big to Fail) (2010) 13 Dublin Review of Books
  10. Oran Doyle and Eoin Carolan eds., The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values (2009) 68 Cambridge Law Journal 659-661
  11. “A Sound Constitution” (Review of Dermot Keogh and Andrew McCarthy, The Making of the Irish Constitution 1937) (2008) 3 Dublin Review of Books
  12. “Deference and Redefining Reasonableness” [2007] Bar Review 216-219
  13. “Explaining ‘Jurisdiction’” [2007] Irish Law Times 72-76

Commentary

  1. Montreal Gazette, “Quebecers shouldn’t lose sight of Charbonneau commission recommendations”, December 21, 2015
  2. ICon Blog, “Cooperative Federalism Divides the Supreme Court of Canada: Quebec (Attorney General) v. Canada (Attorney General)”, March 30, 2015
  3. Ottawa Citizen, “The Gun Registry Test of Federalism”, October 7, 2014
  4. Ottawa Citizen, “Fall-Out from the Nadon decision”, May 22, 2014
  5. Montreal Gazette, “Appeal Court Erred with Registry”, July 2, 2013
  6. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, “Death, Democracy and Delegation”, May 14, 2013
  7. Human Rights in Ireland Blog, “Guidelines and Assisted Suicide”, April 29, 2013
  8. National Post, “Supreme Court not likely to entertain an appeal after Rob Ford wins his appeal on a ‘technicality’”, January 25, 2013
  9. National Post, “Divisional Court Should Overturn Flawed Rob Ford Decision”, December 12, 2012
  10. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, “Clinging to Gun Data”, November 22, 2012
  11. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, “Taking Statutes Seriously”, July 26, 2012
  12. Human Rights in Ireland Blog, “Referendum-itis”, July 18, 2012

Judicial Citations

  1. Donegan v Dublin City Council, 2012 IESC 18 (Supreme Court of Ireland), citing “Judicial Review of Factual Error in Ireland”
  2. Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission v. Allen, 2014 NLCA 42 (Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador), citing “Unreasonable Interpretations of Law”
  3. Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 2015 FCA 17 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing “Administrative Law: A Values-Based Approach”
  4. Loewen v. Manitoba Teachers’ Society, 2015 MBCA 13 (Manitoba Court of Appeal), citing “The Unfortunate Triumph of Form over Substance in Canadian Administrative Law”
  5. Syndicat des professionnelles et professionnels du milieu de l’Éducation (SPPMEM-CSQ) c. Commission des relations du travail, 2015 QCCA 570 (Quebec Court of Appeal), citing “Canada’s Bipolar Administrative Law: Time for Fusion”
  6. Quebec (Attorney General) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 14 (Supreme Court of Canada), citing “Dismantling Regulatory Structures: Canada’s Long‑Gun Registry as Case Study”
  7. Paradis Honey Limited v. Canada, 2015 FCA 89 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing “The Policy/Operational Distinction in Canadian Tort Law: A View from Administrative Law”
  8. Bernard v. Canada (Revenue Agency), 2015 FCA 263 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing “Administrative Law: A Values-Based Approach”
  9. Larochelle c. Comité de déontologie policière, 2015 QCCA 2105 (Quebec Court of Appeal), citing « Les appels administratifs au Canada »
  10. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Huruglica, 2016 FCA 93 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing « Les appels administratifs au Canada »
  11. Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29 (Supreme Court of Canada), citing “Dunsmuir’s Flaws Exposed”
  12. N.M. (DRC) v. The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, [2016] IECA 217 (Irish Court of Appeal), citing “Judicial Review of Factual Error in Ireland”
  13. Canada (Procureur général) c. Zone3-XXXVI Inc., 2016 CAF 242 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing “The Principle of Stare Decisis in Canadian Administrative Law”