Ridge v Baldwin

Kenneth J. Keith

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law; International Court of Justice


(1983) 13 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 239

One of the landmarks in the development of administrative law is the House of Lords decision in Ridge v. Baldwin. Kenneth Keith considers the approach of the judges in that case, especially that of Lord Reid, and explores some particular aspects of the decision and its wider ramifications. He considers the content and style of the judgment itself and its consequences for the law of natural justice. More broadly, the author discusses its wider impact on the law and the control of administrative justice, given that this was the first of a series of leading administrative law cases in which Lord Reid was the senior judge. The author begins and concludes with comments on judicial method and function, particularly the way the House of Lords makes law and its proper role in controlling the executive.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: Ridge v Baldwin, public law, administrative law, Lord Reid, House of Lords, natural justice

JEL Classification: K23

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Date posted: October 18, 2013  

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Keith, Kenneth J., Ridge v Baldwin (1983). (1983) 13 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 239. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2341271

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Kenneth J. Keith (Contact Author)
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