Royal prerogative
The royal prerogative is a body of customary authority, privilege, and immunity, recognized in common law and, sometimes, in civil law jurisdictions possessing a monarchy, as belonging to the sovereig...
Campbell v Hall
Campbell v Hall (1774) 1 Cowp 204, 98 ER 1045 was a case decided in the Court of King's Bench in 1774. On its face it was a private action for recovery of sums paid to a tax agent, but the dec...
R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Northumbria Police Authority
R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Northumbria Police Authority [1989] 1 QB 26 was an English administrative law decision that first recognised the prerogative power to do whatev...
Attorney General v De Keyser's Royal Hotel Ltd
Attorney-General v De Keyser’s Royal Hotel Limited is a leading case in English law decided by the House of Lords in 1920 which exhaustively considered the principles on which the courts decide whethe...
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Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010
The Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 is an Act on the Parliament of the United Kingdom which reformed the Royal Prerogative and made other significant changes. The Act put the civil servi...
Case of Proclamations
The Case of Proclamations [1610] EWHC KB J22 was a court decision during the reign of King James VI and I (1603-1625) which defined some limitations on the Royal Prerogative at that time. Principally,...
Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993
The Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 is a Church of England Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England enabling the ordination of women in the Church of England. Both Queen...
Black v. Chrétien
Black v Chrétien is the name of a legal dispute between businessman Conrad Black and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien over Chrétien's ability to prevent Black, a dual British-Canadian citizen, fr...
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The Ecclesiastical Commission of 1686
The Ecclesiastical Commission was an English court of enquiry established in July 1686 by James II under the Royal Prerogative, and headed by Judge Jeffreys. It was declared to have jurisdiction over ...
Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (c. 14) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that introduced fixed-term elections to the Westminster parliament. Under the provisions of the Act, parl...
Case of Mines
The Case of Mines or R v Earl of Northumberland was decided in 1568. Twelve judges decided authoritatively “that by the law all mines of gold and silver within the realm, whether they be in the lands ...
MacCormick v Lord Advocate
MacCormick v Lord Advocate 1953 SC 396, 1953 SLT 255 was a UK administrative law and Scottish legal action on whether Queen Elizabeth II was entitled to use the numeral "II" in her title in use in Sc...
Treatise on the Law of the Prerogatives of the Crown
A Treatise on the Law of the Prerogatives of the Crown (full title: A Treatise on the Law of the Prerogatives of the Crown; and the Relative Duties and Rights of the Subject) is an 1820 legal text by ...
Nadan v The King
Nadan v R is a key ruling of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in determining the competence of the Parliament of Canada with respect to the restrictions laid out in the Colonial Laws Validi...
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Denization
Denization is an obsolete or defunct process in England and Ireland and the later Kingdom of Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and the British Empire, dating back to the 13th century, by which an ali...
Case of Prohibitions
Case of Prohibitions [1607] EWHC J23 (KB) is a historical English court decision by Sir Edward Coke. Before the Glorious Revolution of 1688, when the sovereignty of Parliament was confirmed, this cas...
Royal Assent
Royal Assent is the method by which a country's constitutional monarch formally approves an act of that nation's parliament, thus making it a law or letting it be promulgated as law. In the vast major...
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R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2)
R v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, ex p Bancoult (No 2) was a case in the House of Lords concerning the removal of the Chagos Islanders and the exercise of the Royal Prerogat...
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Queen's peace
The Queen's peace (or, during the reign of a male monarch, King's peace) is the term used in the Commonwealth realms to describe the protection the monarch, in right of each state, provides to his or ...
Military Action Against Iraq (Parliamentary Approval) Bill
The Military Action Against Iraq (Parliamentary Approval) Bill was a private member's bill introduced into the United Kingdom House of Commons by Tam Dalyell MP under the Ten Minute Rule. It received...
Lascelles Principles
The Lascelles Principles was a constitutional convention in the United Kingdom between 1950 and 2011, under which the Sovereign could refuse a request from the Prime Minister to dissolve Parliament if...
Personal rule of Charles I, 1629–1640
The Personal Rule (also known as the Eleven Years' Tyranny) was the period from 1629 to 1640, when King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland ruled without recourse to Parliament. The King was en...
Darnell's Case
The Five Knights' case, also called Darnel's or Darnell's case, 3 How. St. Tr. 1 (K.B. 1627), was an important case in English law, fought by five knights (among them Thomas Darnell) in 1627 against f...
Queen's Consent
In the United Kingdom, Queen's Consent (or King's Consent when the monarch is male) is required before either House of Parliament can debate a Bill affecting the prerogative of the Crown or the intere...
R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Fire Brigades Union
R v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Fire Brigades Union [1995] 2 AC 513 was a House of Lords case concerning the awarding of compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation ...
Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service
Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1983] UKHL 6, also known as the GCHQ case, is an English administrative law and UK labour law case that held the Royal Prerogative was...
Scottish Militia Bill
The Scottish Militia Bill (known formerly as the Scotch Militia Bill) is the usual name given to a bill that was passed by the House of Commons and House of Lords of the Parliament of Great Britain i...
Prerogative instrument
A prerogative instrument is a legal instrument issued in the United Kingdom under the royal prerogative, in contrast with a Statutory Instrument (which is made under the authority of an Act of Parliam...