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Essential Cases: Public Law

Essential Cases: Public Law (3rd edn)

Thomas E. Webb
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date: 24 March 2023

R v Gough [1993] AC 646, House of Lordslocked

R v Gough [1993] AC 646, House of Lordslocked

  • Thomas E. WebbThomas E. WebbLecturer in Law, Lancaster University


Essential Cases: Public Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in R v Gough [1993] AC 646, House of Lords. This case detailed the old test for bias, since replaced by the test in Porter v Magill [2001] UKHL 67. There is discussion as to the respective benefits and drawbacks of each test. The document also includes supporting commentary from author Thomas Webb.

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