UK Constitution

Separation of Powers

The Separation of Powers is a fundamental constitutional principle in the UK. This idea dated back to Ancient Greece where they believed that powers to function the state should be spread over different bodies to ensure that no one gained too much power. This was developed over time, where the French Philosopher Montesquieu further advanced the concept into the 3 bodies of state; the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary. (more…)

Introduction to Public Law and the UK Constitution

What is Public Law?

Strictly speaking, Public law is defined as the relationships between the state and the individual. However, it may be easier to think of everything that is not private is be public. Public law is a wide topic ranging from the constitution, to judicial review, to the supremacy of parliament and everything in-between, which I will be discussing in the following posts in a lead up to my examination of Public Law. (more…)