Michael Doherty

http://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/michael_doherty.php

Founder of OpenLawMap. Principal Lecturer at Lancashire Law School. Academic Lead on Employability and Student Experience. My teaching is focused on Public Law and Legal Skills. I research public law and environmental law. Former Chair of the Association of Law Teachers.

Rose Theatre on London Law Map

A excellent map/blog post on Rose Theatre from the estimable London Law Map. This is particularly strong on what happend to the site (and the law) following the judgment.   http://www.londonlawmap.com/2014/03/r-v-secretary-of-state-for-environment.html

Date - 23/7/2014
Topics - Public Law
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R v Secretary of State for the Environment, ex parte Rose Theatre Trust Co.

The site of the Rose Theatre – subject of this important case on standing for judicial review. Its exterior, as a back door to an office block, looks unprepossessing now. Its original environs in Elizabethan times looked like this;

Date - 10/4/2014
Topics - Public Law
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Preston Bus Station

Preston Bus Station is loved and hated (in not quite equal measure) by the people of Preston. One of the largest bus stations in Europe, it is a striking example of the Brutalist school of architecture. Its legal significance lies in the decision in September 2013 to designate it as a Grade II listed building. […]

Date - 8/4/2014
Topics - Planning Law
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Fisher v Bell

Generations of law students have been taught the classic contract case of Fisher v Bell [1961] 1 QB 394. It raises the question of whether displaying an item  for sale in a shop window is an offer to enter into a binding contract or merely an ‘invitation to treat’, i.e. an invitation to start discussions […]

Date - 8/4/2014
Topics - Contract Law
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Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Supreme Court. Established by the Constitutional Reform Act 2006 as the highest court of appeal on civil matters for the whole of the UK and the final court of appeal on criminal matters for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/

Date - 15/1/2014
Topics - Courts
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Ewood Park

On October 7th 2013 the Rovers Trust announced that their attempt to get Ewood Park listed as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011 had been successful. Ewood Park has been the home of Blackburn Rovers Football Club since 1890. ‘Paul Brooking, executive officer at the Rovers Trust, compiled the nomination and […]

Date - 19/12/2013
Topics - Sports Law
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