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Administrative Court clarifies law on judicial review time limits under CPR 54.5

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 20 2013

The Administrative Court has recently handed down its judgment in R (on the application of Maria Stella Nash) v Barnet London Borough Council & (1

Planning reforms: ideals versus reality

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2011

It is hard to escape the fact that our planning system is in the throes of a dramatic reform, given that these proposed reforms have managed to make front page news and been at the centre of many recent debates during the party conference season

High Court refuses to strike out claim over tender for supplies to the prison service

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 31 2011

The High Court has largely dismissed the Ministry of Justice’s attempt to strike out claims by an unsuccessful bidder alleging breach of procurement rules in relation to a contract for the supply of frozen food for prisons (in Harry Yearsley Limited v The Secretary of State for Justice

Legitimate expectation?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2010

The recent case of R. (on the application of Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education) v Chief Executive of Skills Funding (Former Learning and Skills Council) 2010 EWHC 2134 (Admin) has reiterated when representations can give rise to a legitimate expectation

The Supreme Court rules that the public procurement regulations do not prevent public authorities from acquiring shared services from an entity which they jointly control

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2011

In Brent LBC and others v Risk Management Partners Ltd, the Supreme Court ruled that local authorities in London did not infringe public procurement law when they purchased insurance services directly from a company which they jointly owned and controlled

Veolia ES Limited v Nottinghamshire County Council

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 3 2010

A recent Court of Appeal decision on the scope of the duty to disclose information under the Audit Commission Act 1998 the "Audit Act") is good news for local authorities

Curtain up on the power of general competence

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 4 2011

The Supreme Court's decision in the LAML litigation, combined with the power of general competence contained within the Localism Bill, promises a welcome boost to the shared services agenda, but the reality may be less radical than many commentators suggest

Aggregation of the public interest in non-disclosure under different FOIA exemptions may be permissible

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2013

In a recent case involving High Speed Two Limited (HS2), the company responsible for the government's new high-speed rail route between London and

Smoothing the way for shared services

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 27 2010

The Scottish Government expects the shared services agenda to play a key role in its public sector efficiency drive, but the pace of progress in Scotland to date suggests that the concept has still to be embraced fully

Protecting your confidential information: Lord Justice Rix rides to the rescue

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 6 2011

In this article we highlight some alarming case law which (until overturned on appeal) meant that Veolia was unable to prevent disclosure to a local activist of the complete financial model for the Nottinghamshire Waste Management PFI