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The power of government to make contracts

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This thesis examines why the British central government can make contracts without statutory power. It argues that, to bear contractual rights, 'government' must be a legal person with legal personality extending to those rights. This constitutes a requirement for positive legal authorisation for government action with legal effect akin to that of natural persons' actions (including contracting). Further, government contracting power is subject to judicial review, which constrains the p...

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Law
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Law Faculty
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Law
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MPhil
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University of Oxford

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