Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law

"Public law is that part of the law which deals with the state, either by itself or in its relations with individuals, and is called constitutional, when it regulates the relations between the various divisions of the sovereign power; and administrative, when it regulates the business which the state has to do...."

 VJ: basically public law regulates the conduct and relations berween the State and its citizens. Unlike private law, for example Contract, Partnerships & bequeathing of property by writing Wills, Public law is administered by the State and if they act ultra vires, then this law can be challenged by way of Judicial Review. The 2 pillars of  Public law are the Constitution and Administrative Law. I hope this helps.

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