Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Legitimate Expectations in Administrative Law$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Soren Schønberg

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198299479

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299479.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 01 December 2020

Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.237) Conclusion
Source:
Legitimate Expectations in Administrative Law
Author(s):

Søren J. Schønberg

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299479.003.0008

How and in what circumstances should English law protect expectations created by administrative decisions and administrative representations? This book has sought to answer this broad question by addressing three important issues: why administrative law should protect expectations at all, how expectations are protected by administrative law today, and whether the current approach in English law to protection of expectations is satisfactory. The book has argued that expectations should be protected to respect the principle of fairness. Protection of legitimate expectations also promotes trust in public authorities and thereby their perceived legitimacy and efficacy. However, fairness and trust must be balanced against the principle of lawful government in the public interest. To determine the right balance between these principles, it is necessary to distinguish between four scenarios: administrative revocation of final decisions, departure from individualised assurances, departure from policy in particular instances, and general changes of policy. The book has also discussed the different emphasis on procedural protection, substantive protection, and compensatory protection of expectations in English, French, and European Community law.

Keywords:   English law, legitimate expectations, administrative law, administrative decisions, administrative representations, administrative revocation, fairness, procedural protection, substantive protection, compensatory protection

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .