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Autochthony and Conformity in Singapore Administrative Law

Chuan Limin

(2023) 35 SAcLJ 1

Administrative law is a field of law in which sensitivity to local context, institutional peculiarities and socio-political values are critical to its functionalism within the modern administrative state. The key question which this article seeks to answer is: to what extent have the Singapore courts developed an autochthonous administrative law jurisprudence to date vis-a-vis the English courts? The answer, it is found, lies in the engagement of English jurisprudence on two important aspects of administrative review – the scope of review and doctrine of substantive legitimate expectations – as well as the development of unique features in the Singapore administrative review landscape.