Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 177) 7. Legal Nature of Powers 

(p. 177) 7. Legal Nature of Powers
(p. 177) 7. Legal Nature of Powers

Sir William Wade

and Christopher Forsyth

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD LAW TROVE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Law Trove for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 January 2021

This chapter begins with a discussion of sources of power, including statutory powers and duties, the royal prerogative, corporate and contractual powers, and non-legal and abnormal powers. It then describes the conditions imposed on powers conferred on public authorities; the power to revoke or modify the decisions or orders of an administrative authority or tribunal; situations in which the court will hold administrative decisions to be irrevocable; the principle of estoppel; waiver and consent; and the role of res judicata in administrative law.

Access to the complete content on Law Trove requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access code, please see the information provided with the code or instructions printed within the title for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.