This new edition of the leading English-language text provides a detailed profile of the Conseil and an up-to-date overview of le droit administratif, which is regarded, alongside the Code Napoleon, as the most notable achievement of French legal science. The book includes eleven expanded appendices, including statistics, model pleadings and other illustrations, providing an invaluable and accessible source of information on the French
administrative courts, their procedure and case-load. Throughout the approach is comparative, with frequent references to developments in United Kingdom administrative law and in the EC institutions.
L. Neville Brown is a Docteur en Droit (Lyon), Solicitor, and Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of a number of books including Amos and Walton's Introduction to French Law with F. H. Lawson and A. E. Anton (third edition, 1967), and The Court of Justice of the European Communities with Tom Kennedy (fourth edition, 1994, with 1995 update). John Bell is Professor of Public and Comparative Law at the University of Leeds. His publications include French Constitutional Law (1992), Cross on Statutory Interpretation, with Sir G. Engle (third edition, 1995), and Principles of French Law, with Sophie Boyron and Simon Whittaker (forthcoming 1998).
Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The Constitutional and Administrative Background ; 3. The Administrative Courts ; 4. The Structure and Membership of the Courts ; 5. The Procedure of the Courts ; 6. The Jurisdiction of the Courts ; 7. The Conditions Precedent for Judicial Review ; 8. The Substantive Law: The Principles of Administrative Liability ; 9. The Substantive Law: The Principle of Administrative Legality ; 10. The Influence of droit administratif outside France ; 11. Conclusions ; Appendices