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Belhaj v Straw: English Court of Appeal rules that state immunity and the act of state doctrine does not prevent claims against the British government for alleged involvement in unlawful rendition

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 17 2014

On 30 October 2014, the Court of Appeal in Belhaj v Straw and Others 2014 EWCA Civ 1394 ruled that state immunity and the act of state doctrine did

Highways Act: McCabe v Cheshire West and Chester Council 2014

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 11 2014

The court dismissed the claimant's claim for damages for injuries incurred as a result of him falling down a flight of steps on a public footpath

An Informer v Chief Constable 2012 EWCA Civ 197

  • 1 Chancery Lane
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 18 2012

Earlier this year the Court of Appeal gave further guidance as to the extent of the Police's duty of care owed to informers

Status updates - November 10 2014

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • November 10 2014

Remember the 1980s? Back then, watching a movie on demand meant visiting your local video store and renting the video tape version of the film that

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political

Recent appeals in UAE extradition cases the extradition pipeline has opened

  • Corker Binning
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  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2013

The number of countries with which the UK has formal extradition treaties is ever increasing, as the government seeks to cooperate more closely with

Fertility treatment for prisoners: the scope of human rights

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 3 2011

A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that since December 2007, 22 prisoners have applied to the Ministry of Justice for artificial insemination treatment

The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2011

The Court of Appeal has held that the service of a breach of planning condition notice is a "purely public" act, so the correct way of challenging such a notice is by way of judicial review proceedings

Student finance - increasingly a contentious issue

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2014

Student finance in English higher education is a contentious subject. Students are either required to pay the tuition fees applicable to home and EU

Supreme Court hands down judgment in Manchester City Council v Pinnock: local authorities and social landlords take note

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 8 2010

In Manchester City Council v Pinnock, the Supreme Court held that Mr Pinnock was entitled to raise as a defence, Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (Convention) arguments of proportionality