Insolvency: The buck stops here
The row over the administration of Railtrack could prove more than just a political embarrassment to the Government. With the development of the law in misfeasance in public office, it could also herald a new era in the relationship between politics and the law. George Burn reports
The law relating to a previously obscure tort, misfeasance in public office, is under development. Unusually, it is also becoming a matter of considerable interest outside legal circles, since it is a new front in the often fractious relationship between politics and the law.
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