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Actions Against Public Officials

Actions Against Public Officials
Legitimate Expectations, Misstatements and Misconduct
Practice Area:  Administrative Law
ISBN:  9781847036353
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  23 Mar 2009
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Practitioners frequently have to deal with claims concerning legitimate expectations, misstatement, mistakes or misconduct. Actions against Public Officials is a comprehensive guide to this area of law dealing with all aspects of the liability of public officials for their advice, statements and representations.
  • A practical and detailed guide to all aspects of the liability of public officials for their advice, statements and representations
  • Comprehensive analysis of all applicable public and private law causes of action as well as ombudsmen, the local government code of conduct and ex gratia payments
  • Detailed analysis of the relevant legislation, statutory rules and instruments, regulations, statutory codes and guidance, and case law
  • Identifies the key underlying principles necessary for a complete understanding of how the law is developing
  • Extensive explanation of the complex and fast-developing law on legitimate expectations
  • Includes detailed analysis of the torts of misfeasance in public office and negligent misstatement
  • Identifies and explains the scope of the privileges and immunities protecting public officials from liability for their statements and representations
  • Practical guidance enables practitioners to make tactical decisions and identify which cause of action to rely on
  • Written by an authoritative author from Landmark Chambers, one of the leading practices in administrative and public law


PART I: Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Actions Against Public Officials: Introduction
PART II: Public law
  • Chapter 2: Legitimate Expectations in Domestic Law
  • Chapter 3: Legitimate Expectations in EU Law
  • Chapter 4: Local Government Code of Conduct
PART III: Private law
  • Chapter 5: Misfeasance in Public Office
  • Chapter 6: Negligent Misstatements
  • Chapter 7: Defamation
  • Chapter 8: Restitution
PART IV: Alternative modes of redress
  • Chapter 9: Mediation, Settlement and Ex Gratia Payments
  • Chapter 10: Public Sector Ombudsmen


“academics and practitioners should be reading this one”
C.J.S. Knight
Public Law


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