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right first time: A practical guide for public authorities in Scotland to decision-making and the law

DescriptionA practical guide for public authorities.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 23, 2010


ISBN 978 0 7559 8133 5
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how to use this guide


Step 1 Prepare: Getting ready to decide - 10 questions
question one powers
question two purposes
question three factors to consider
question four policy
question five legitimate expectations
question six the decision-maker
question seven devolution
question eight human rights and EU law
question nine equality
question ten handling data

Step 2 Investigate: Investigation/evidence gathering process
question eleven procedures
question twelve consultation
question thirteen fairness
question fourteen bias

Step 3 Decide: Taking the decision
question fifteen a rational decision
question sixteen proportionality
question seventeen latitude from the Court

Step 4 Notify: Notifying others of the decision
question eighteen reasons

annex one convention rights

annex two European law considerations

annex three judicial review process guide