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Room: Queens' College, F1

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. Apex Courts and the Common Law (University of Toronto Press, 2018, forthcoming (editor)
  2. Hogan and Morgan’s Administrative Law in Ireland (5th ed., Roundhall, Dublin, 2018, forthcoming, co-author, with Gerard Hogan and David Morgan)
  3. The Canadian Constitution in Transition (University of Toronto Press, 2018, forthcoming (co-editor, with Richard Albert and Vanessa MacDonnell)
  4. Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: Its History and Future (LexisNexis Canada, 2014) (contributor, with Joseph Robertson and Peter Gall)
  5. A Theory of Deference in Administrative Law: Basis, Application and Scope (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  6. 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. Miller: Legal and Political Fault Lines” [2017] Public Law (Brexit Special Issue) 73
  2. “The Signal and the Noise in Administrative Law” (2017) 68 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 68-86
  3. “Royal Treatment: The Special Status of the Crown in Administrative Law” (2017) 22 Review of Constitutional Studies 81-102
  4. “The Language of Administrative Law” (2016) 94 Canadian Bar Review 519-544
  5. “Struggling Towards Coherence in Canadian Administrative Law: Recent Cases on Standard of Review and Reasonableness” (2016) 62 McGill Law Journal 527-566
  6. “The Principle of Stare Decisis in Canadian Administrative Law” (2016) 49 Revue juridique Thémis 757-780
  7. “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
  8. « Les appels administratifs au Canada » (2015) 93 Revue du Barreau canadien 71-107
  9. “Legal Academia 2.0: New and Old Models of Academic Influence and Engagement” (2015) 20 Lex Electronica 39-50
  10. “The Scope and Meaning of Reasonableness Review” (2015) 52 Alberta Law Review 799-827
  11. “Canada’s Bi-Polar Administrative Law: Time for Fusion” (2014) 40(1) Queen’s Law Journal 213-239 (David Watson Prize)
  12. “Dismantling Regulatory Structures: Canada’s Long-Gun Registry as Case Study” (2014), 33 National Journal of Constitutional Law 169-193
  13. “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
  14. “Furthering Substantive Equality through Administrative Law: Charter Values in Education” (2013) 63 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 169-205 (with Angela Cameron)
  15. Dunsmuir’s Flaws Exposed: Recent Decisions on Standard of Review” (2012) 58 McGill Law Journal 483-507
  16. “The Unfortunate Triumph of Form over Substance in Canadian Administrative Law” (2012) 50 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 317-360
  17. “Deference on Questions of Law” (2011) 74 Modern Law Review 694-720 (Wedderburn Prize)
  18. Wednesbury’s Reason and Structure” [2011] Public Law 237-259
  19. “Standards of Review in Irish Administrative Law after Meadows” (2010) 32 Dublin University Law Journal 379-398
  20. “Judicial Review and the ‘Political Question’ Doctrine” [2010] Public Law 160-180
  21. “Judicial Review and ‘Political Questions’ in Ireland” (2008)(2) Judicial Studies Institute Journal 99-129
  22. “Judicial Review of Factual Error in Ireland” (2008) 30 Dublin University Law Journal 187-213
  23. “Judicial Review of Errors of Law in Ireland” (2006) xli Irish Jurist 60-89

Book Chapters

  1. “Introduction: Apex Courts from Top to Bottom” in Paul Daly ed., Apex Courts and the Common Law (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2018) (forthcoming, 13 pages)
  2. “Introduction: The Constitution in a New Key” in Richard Albert, Paul Daly and Vanessa MacDonnell eds., The Canadian Constitution in Transition (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2018) (forthcoming, 10 pages) (with Richard Albert and Vanessa MacDonnell)
  3. “Section 96: Striking a Balance between Legal Centralism and Legal Pluralism” in Richard Albert, Paul Daly and Vanessa MacDonnell eds., The Canadian Constitution in Transition (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2018) (forthcoming, 14 pages)
  4. « 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, 2018) (forthcoming, 12 pages)
  5. “Administrative Law: Characteristics, Legitimacy, Unity” in Mark Elliott, Jason Varuhas and Shona Stark eds., The Unity of Public Law? Doctrinal, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2018) 99-119
  6. “The Court and Administrative Law: Models of Rights Protection” in Matthew Harrington ed., The Court and the Constitution: A 150-Year Retrospective (LexisNexis, Toronto, 2017) 57-79
  7. “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, 2017), 101-120
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. « 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
  12. “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
  13. “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. “Brewing Up Reasons” (2017) 76 Cambridge Law Journal 11-14
  2. “Procedure, Values and the Conceptual Unity of Administrative Law” in Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas, Public Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017), 586-588
  3. Robert Leckey, Bills of Rights in the Common Law (2016) 79 Modern Law Review 1147-1151
  4. “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
  5. “The Policy/Operational Distinction in Canadian Tort Law: A View from Administrative Law” (2015) 69 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 17-40
  6. « L’abolition du registre des armes d’épaule: le rôle potentiel des principes non écrits » (2014) 23(4) Constitutional Forum constitutionnel 41-48
  7. Jack Balkin, Living Originalism (2014) 65 University of Toronto Law Journal 133-136
  8. “Reviewing Britain’s Tribunal System” (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 494-497
  9. Eoin Carolan ed., The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 451-453
  10. “Cognitive Tics of the Herd” (Review of Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big to Fail) (2010) 13 Dublin Review of Books
  11. Oran Doyle and Eoin Carolan eds., The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values (2009) 68 Cambridge Law Journal 659-661
  12. “A Sound Constitution” (Review of Dermot Keogh and Andrew McCarthy, The Making of the Irish Constitution 1937) (2008) 3 Dublin Review of Books
  13. “Deference and Redefining Reasonableness” [2007] Bar Review 216-219
  14. “Explaining ‘Jurisdiction’” [2007] Irish Law Times 72-76

Parliamentary Submissions and Reports

  1. “Brexit and EU Nationals: Options for Implementation in UK Law”, Centre for European Legal Studies/Centre for Public Law Working Paper, Cambridge (November 24, 2017) (with Kenneth Armstrong and Kirsty Hughes)
  2.  “Implementing Transition: How Would it Work?”, Centre for European Legal Studies/Centre for Public Law Working Paper, Cambridge (October 13, 2017) (with Kenneth Armstrong, John Bell and Mark Elliott)
  3. “Submissions to Constitution Committee Legislative Process Inquiry”, House of Lords, London (January 25, 2017)
  4. “Best Practices in Administrative Decision-Making: Viewing the Copyright Board of Canada in a Comparative Light”, Heritage Canada, Ottawa (November 23, 2016)
  5. Copyright Act Five-Year Review”, Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, Senate of Canada, Ottawa (November 3, 2016)
  6. “Submissions to Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs re Modifications to the Supreme Court Act”, Senate of Canada, Ottawa (November 21, 2013)

Commentary

  1. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, “EU Law in the UK after Brexit: EU Nationals’ Rights and a Transitional Period”, December 15, 2017
  2. Per Curiam, “The Reasons for Reasons”, April 24, 2017
  3. Administrative Law in the Common Law World, “Voidness and Values”, March 3, 2017
  4. Montreal Gazette, “Quebecers shouldn’t lose sight of Charbonneau commission recommendations”, December 21, 2015
  5. ICon Blog, “Cooperative Federalism Divides the Supreme Court of Canada: Quebec (Attorney General) v. Canada (Attorney General)”, March 30, 2015
  6. Ottawa Citizen, “The Gun Registry Test of Federalism”, October 7, 2014
  7. Ottawa Citizen, “Fall-Out from the Nadon decision”, May 22, 2014
  8. Montreal Gazette, “Appeal Court Erred with Registry”, July 2, 2013
  9. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, “Death, Democracy and Delegation”, May 14, 2013
  10. Human Rights in Ireland Blog, “Guidelines and Assisted Suicide”, April 29, 2013
  11. National Post, “Supreme Court not likely to entertain an appeal after Rob Ford wins his appeal on a ‘technicality’”, January 25, 2013
  12. National Post, “Divisional Court Should Overturn Flawed Rob Ford Decision”, December 12, 2012
  13. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, “Clinging to Gun Data”, November 22, 2012
  14. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog, “Taking Statutes Seriously”, July 26, 2012
  15. 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. Hachey Livestock Transport Limited v Canada (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) 2015 CART 19 (Canadian Agricultural Review Tribunal), citing « Les appels administratifs au Canada »
  11. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v Huruglica 2016 FCA 93 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing « Les appels administratifs au Canada »
  12. Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Limited 2016 SCC 29 (Supreme Court of Canada), citing “Dunsmuir’s Flaws Exposed”
  13. NM (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”
  14. Canada (Procureur général) c Zone3-XXXVI Inc 2016 CAF 242 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing “The Principle of Stare Decisis in Canadian Administrative Law”
  15. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centre v Edmonton (City) 2016 SCC 47 (Supreme Court of Canada), citing “The Unfortunate Triumph of Form over Substance in Canadian Administrative Law” and “Struggling Towards Coherence in Canadian Administrative Law”
  16. University of Ottawa (Re) 2017 CanLII 2024 (Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario), citing “Charter Application by Administrative Tribunals:  Statutory Interpretation”, Administrative Law Matters, June 12, 2014
  17. Canadian National Railway Company v Emerson Milling Inc 2017 FCA 79 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing “Struggling Towards Coherence in Canadian Administrative Law”
  18. Olineck v Alberta (Environmental Appeals Board) 2017 ABQB 311 (Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench), citing “The Scope and Meaning of Reasonableness Review” and “The Signal and the Noise”
  19. X (Re) 2017 CanLII 33034 (Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board), citing “Les appels administratifs au Canada”
  20. Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada (Attorney General) 2017 FCA 128 (Federal Court of Appeal), citing “Administrative Law: a Values-Based Approach”
  21. Fraternité des policiers de Châteauguay inc. c Ville de Mercier 2017 QCCA 1251 (Quebec Court of Appeal), citing “The Unfortunate Triumph of Form over Substance”

Publications

 

Books

"Apex Courts and the Common Law" (University of Toronto Press) (Ed)

Published:
Dec 2018
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press