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Legitimate Expectations in Administrative Law

Soren Schønberg


This book is the first systematic study of the principle of ‘legitimate expectations’ in administrative law to appear in the English language. The notion of reasonable or legitimate expectations has played a central role in the development of administrative law over the last thirty years and it remains one of the most contentious and most frequently invoked grounds of judicial review. This book provides a detailed, comparative, and critical analysis of that notion. It begins by clarifying why administrative law should protect expectations at all, by linking expectations to fairness, trust in a ... More

Keywords: legitimate expectations, administrative law, fairness, trust, rule of law, legal certainty, equality, tort liability, statutory compensation, English law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299479
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299479.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Soren Schønberg, author
European Court of Justice