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Collins J approves departure from Part 8 procedure for some public law cases in the Administrative Court

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 17 2008

Some public law disputes, including appeals under sections 287 and 288 Town & Country Planning Act 1990, are dealt with by the Administrative Court under CPR Part 8 rather than in judicial review proceedings under CPR Part 54

Court of Appeal confirms that there is no general duty to give reasons for administrative decisions

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 16 2008

The recent Court of Appeal decision in R. (on the application of Hasan) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 2008 EWCA Civ 1312 confirmed that the law does not yet recognise a general duty to give reasons for administrative decisions

Proposed data protection changes: sharper teeth for the ICO?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2009

The Coroners and Justice Bill proposes increasing the powers of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the regulator of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA

Difficulty of judicial review in areas of technicaleconomic decision-making reiterated

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 6 2007

The Administrative Court has reiterated its reluctance to become involved in what it considers to be merits-based challenges to expert economic decisions made by those to whom Parliament has entrusted the difficult decision-making role

Lloyd's not a "public officer" for the purposes of misfeasance in public office

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 29 2007

In another chapter of the long-running Lloyd's Names litigation, the Court of Appeal confirmed that Lloyd's does not have the requisite characteristics to be a "public officer" for the purposes of the tort of misfeasance in public office

Regulatory powers the new tool kit

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 18 2008

Draft legislation currently before Parliament, the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill, aims to provide certain regulators, including the Food Standards Agency and the Environment Agency, with enhanced powers

Government consultation on extension of FOI regime

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 24 2008

The Government is consulting on whether to exercise its power under section 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA") to extend the statutory obligation to disclose information to two categories of organisations not yet directly affected by the Act

Legislative & Regulatory Reform Act 2006 - new statutory code of practice for regulators

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 13 2008

In this e-bulletin we focus on the new Statutory Regulators' Compliance Code and those provisions of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 which relate to regulatory functions

FOI Commissioner orders public disclosure of financial details of PFI contract

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 20 2008

A recent ruling of the Scottish Information Commissioner has highlighted the importance of considering the impact of Freedom of Information legislation when providing commercially sensitive information to a government agency

The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 13 2008

As a result of draft legislation currently before Parliament, a number of regulators may soon be able to apply for an enhanced range of sanctioning powers