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Legality and LocalityThe Role of Law in Central-Local Government Relations$
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Martin Loughlin

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198260158

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.001.0001

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Fiduciary Duty in Public Law

Fiduciary Duty in Public Law

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Legality and Locality

Martin Loughlin

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the doctrine of fiduciary duty which the local authority owes to its ratepayers. It considers the nature and development of this fiduciary concept and yields valuable insights into the role of the judiciary in supervising local authority action and in policing political relationships and amongst local interests.

Keywords:   fiduciary duty, local authority, ratepayers, judiciary, political relationships

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