Administrative Law in Hong Kong

Cambridge University Press, 2018

Foreword by Hon. Andrew Li, first Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

The new, leading text on administrative law in Hong Kong.

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'The scholarship displayed in this work is of the highest quality.  It is an authoritative text on administrative law in Hong Kong and makes a most important contribution to the learning in this field.  It will provide invaluable guidance and assistance to judges, lawyers, public administrators, academics and students.  This work will be a leading text and deserves to be widely read and used both in and outside Hong Kong.'

-  Hon. Andrew Li, first Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

'This closely focussed and precise account of administrative law in Hong Kong will prove very useful to the student approaching examinations, or the practitioner wrestling with a difficult judicial review.  Well and clearly written, this book will surely make its mark.  Dr Thomson deserves the gratitude of the profession.'

- Prof. Christopher F. Forsyth, Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge

'A very welcome addition to the few books that deal with administrative law in Hong Kong.  The author has produced a very readable guide to an area of law that is crucial to the maintenance of the rule of law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  Especially welcome is the author's attempt to locate the significance of administrative law within the unique constitutional structure of the HKSAR, including descriptions of the major public bodies that make decisions that resonate in public law.'

- Philip Dykes SC, Bernacchi Chambers, Hong Kong

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The Nobile Officium

Avizandum, 2015

Foreword by Rt. Hon. The Lord Hope of Craighead, first Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court

Cited by Inner House of the Court of Session (supreme civil court in Scotland) (Cumbria County Council, Petitioners [2016] CSIH 92) and Scottish Land Court (Grains v Gifford's Executors, 2016 GWD 31-552).

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