Smith’s Case: 1670

An order of the Commissioners of Sewers was brought before the court. The commissioners pointed to a statute which provided that they should not be compelled to certify or return their proceedings.
Held: The contention was rejected: ‘Yet it was never doubted, but that this court might question the legality of their orders notwithstanding: and you cannot oust the jurisdiction of this court without particular words in Acts of Parliament. There is no jurisdiction that is uncontrollable by this court.’


Kelynge CJ


(1670) 1 Mod Rep 44

Cited by:

CitedRegina v Medical Appeal Tribunal ex parte Gilmore; Re Gilmore’s Application CA 25-Feb-1957
The claimant had received two injuries resulting in his total blindness. He sought an order of certiorari against the respondent who had found only a 20% disability. The tribunal responded that its decision, under the Act was final.
Held: In . .
ApprovedGrenville v Royal College of Physicians 1700
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Utilities, Administrative

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.222189