Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC considers some of the judgments of constitutional and public importance that have been handed down this year

The last 12 months saw a series of unpredictable developments. Bookies confirmed that the UK leaving the EU, a Donald Trump victory in the US presidential election, and Leicester City winning the Premier League were all deemed so unlikely that a £10 accumulator bet on all three would have returned £30m.

So far, 2017 may not be proving to be quite so unpredictable – although with the collapse of power sharing in Northern Ireland and there being no functioning government there since January, and the calling of an unexpected snap election and the resulting hung parliament, six months in it is certainly giving 2016 a run for its money. There have been many seism...

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