London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Peter Leyland

Prof Leyland''s research in domestic public law concentrate on aspects of devolution, issues relating to the statutory regulation of privatised industries and the protection of human rights together with a specialism in UK administrative law (Administrative Law textbook 5th edition). In addition, a comparative public law dimension is present in many publications and this has been encouraged by developing contacts in Europe particularly Italy and South East Asia, particularly Thailand. Prof Leyland is the co-editor of the series 'Constitutional Systems of the World', Hart Publishing and he is writing a volume in the series on Thailand's Constitutions.

Peter is the co-editor of the Hart series 'Constitutional Systems of the World'. He is a visiting lecturer: In Italy at the universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Padua and Bocconi University, Milan.
In Canada at the University of Victoria; in Thailand at the Council of State, the Administrative Courts and NIDA (National Institute for Development Administration.

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Conferences and Events

SOAS, Brunei Gallery, 'Thai Political Situation: Wherefrom and Whereto?' panel discussion hosted by Royal Thai Embassy, 29 January 2010 presented paper as panelist: 'Thailand's Constitutional roller coaster ride and the search for constitutionalism'

Thammasat University, Faculty of Law, Bangkok, 9th and 10th of December, 4th International Congress, Law in a Changing World:
delivered paper 'The UK Justice System, Judges and Supreme Court after the Constitutional Reform Act 2005: Separation of Powers achieved?'

Bocconi University, Milan, 20 November 2009, Giornata di studio sui servizi publici locali, il trasporto pubblico locale. Paper: 'Local Transport Provision in the United Kingdom: The Quest for Accountability and Coherence in a "Contract State".


The Struggle for Freedom of Expression in Thailand: Media Moguls, the King, Citizen Politics and the Law, (2010) 2(1) Journal of Media Law 115–137

Article:  Thailands Troubled South: Examining the Case for Devolution from a Comparative Perspective, (2009) Asian Law Vol II 

Article: Freedom of Information and the 2009 parliamentary expenses scandal, Public Law 675-681, 2009

Book: Constitutional Courts: A Comparative Study, (London, Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2009) co-editor with Prof. A. Harding, ISBN 9780854900633, 377 pages.

Book chapter: 'The Genealogy of the Administrative Courts and the Consolidation of Administrative Justice in Thailand' in A. Harding and P. Nicholson (eds), New Courts in Asia, Routledge, 2009.

Textbook on Administrative Law, 6th edition, OUP, 2008 with Dr. Gordon Anthony.

The Constitution of the United Kingdom: A Contextual Analysis, Hart
Publishing, 2007 (first in series Constitutional Systems of the World.)

‘The Emergence of Administrative Justice in Thailand under the 1997
Constitution' in T. Ginsburg and A. Chan (eds.) Administrative Law and Governance in
Asia, Oxford, Routledge Press, 2009.

Constitutional Design and the Quest for Good Governance in Thailand' in T. Groppi, V. Piergigli, A. Rinella Asian Constitutionalism in Transition: A Comparative Perspective, Milan, Giuffre, 2008 ISBN 88-14-14430-3, pp 69-105.

'Appointment processes reviewed and compared' in A. Harding and T.Bureekal (eds.) Constitution Reform: Comparative Perspectives, KPI, Bangkok 2008, 213-243, ISBN 978-974-449-356-9.

'Constitutional Courts: Forms, Functions and Practice in Comparative Perspective' with Andrew Harding and Tania Groppi Journal of Comparative Law, Volume Three, Issue Two, 2008 pp. 1-21, published July 2009.

'The Constitutional Courts of Thailand and Indonesia: Two Case Studies from South East Asia'
with Andrew Harding Journal of Comparative Law, Volume Three, Issue Two, 2008 pp.118-138 published July 2009.

"Fiscal Federaliam" and Reforming the Financial Parameters of Devolution: Italy and the UK compared' Percorsi costituzionali, Rubbetino, Anno II , 2009, p.239-249.

Rail Privatisation, Regulation and Re-regulation: Reviewing the Lines of Parliamentary Accountability' 16 [2006/2007] Utilities Law Review, published December 2008, 241-250.

‘Droit Administratif’ Thai Style: A Comparative Analysis of the Administrative Courts in Thailand’ Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 8, No.2, 2006, 121-154

'Separating Powers and Constitutionalising the Office of Lord Chancellor'', Diritto Pubblico, Anno X (2004), n.1, Gennaio - Aprile 2004, 117-152.

Public Law in a Multi-Layered Constitution, Oxford, Hart Publishing, Hart Publishing, 2003. 433 pages.

'UK Utility Regulation in an Age of Governance' in N. Bamforth and P. Leyland (eds.) Public Law in a Multi-Layered Constitution, Hart Publishing 2003, 189-229

''UK Devolution: Questions of Integration, Accountability and Control'' in J. Frosini, L. Pegoraro and T. Waller, (eds.) Europe, Regions and local government in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, Libreria Bonomo, Bologna, 2003

''The Human Rights Act and Local Government: Keeping the Courts at Bay'' Northern Ireland Law Quarterly, Vol. 54, No.2, Summer f2003 136-159.

Textbook on Administrative Law, (4th edition, Oxford, Oxford University Press) co-author with Terry Woods, 2002. 581 pages.

'Regional Government Reform in Italy: Assessing the Prospects for Devolution' (Public Law, Summer 2002 pp.242-252), co-author with Justin Frosini and Chiara Bologna.

'Executive Accountability and the Changing face of Government: UK and Italy Compared' (2001) European Public law, Vol. 7, No.2, June 2001 217-257, co author with Daniele Donati.


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