Legal Angle - October 2020 - Issue 02

Legal Angle - October 2020 - Issue 02

EVOLUTION Doctrine of legitimate expectation is evolved as the principle of natural justice. This doctrine is traced back to the English Law which was taken as a ground for judicial review in the administrative law to protect the procedural and substantive interest when a public authority rescinds representation made to a person. In the case of Council of Civil Service Unions and Others V. Ministry for the civil service (1985) AC 375 held that to establish this doctrine the decision by the public authority should alter the persons rights or obligations enforceable by or against him and he is deprived of some benefit or advantages. It is invoked to expand the right of being heard and it aims is to give effect to the hearing or failure to conduct a hearing.

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