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The principle of Ultra Vires and the local authorities’ decisions in England

Citation: Aguma, Kalimba Charles (2012) The principle of Ultra Vires and the local authorities’ decisions in England. Masters thesis, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study.


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The hypothesis of this thesis is that valid administrative decisions from local authorities are guaranteed via clear and precise enabling clauses in the primary legislation. Taking examples from local government in England, the author argues that the style of drafting local authorities’ legislations influences decisions taken by local authorities - so in attempting to exercise implied powers conferred by the imprecise enabling legislation and insufficient guidance, local authorities tend to go beyond intended legal powers and as a result take unreasonable, arbitrary and invalid decisions.

Additional Information: Master dissertation (distinction) - LLM in Advanced Legislative Studies
Creators: Aguma, Kalimba Charles and
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Subjects: Law
Keywords: Legislation, Drafting, Bill drafting, Legislative studies, Local authorites, Local government, England
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections: Theses and Dissertations
  • September 2012 (submitted)


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