Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council and Another v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another: CA 4 Mar 2008

The basis of the Crown’s power to exercise certain administrative powers to carry on the ordinary business of government which are not exercises of the royal prerogative and do not require statutory authority, was the Crown’s status as a common law corporation sole, with all the capacities and powers of a natural person subject only to such particular limitations as were imposed by law.
Waller VP CA, Carnwath, Richards LJJ
[2008] 3 All ER 548, [2008] EWCA Civ 148
England and Wales
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The Court was asked as to: ‘the system for licensing educational institutions to sponsor students from outside the European Economic Area under Tier 4 of the current points-based system of immigration control.’ The appellant’s license to sponsor . .

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