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Brexit Tracker: Keeping you informed - Issue two
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 11 2016

McCann FitzGerald is committed to keeping our clients up-to-date in relation to the legal


Brexit and the life sciences sector - what are the impacts?
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 25 2016

It is still too early to determine the full impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU. However, the decision is likely to have wide-ranging implications


Quashing a decision on the basis of material error of fact
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2010

In R (March) v Secretary of State for Health 2010 EWHC 765 (Admin), Mr Justice Holman in the High Court quashed on the grounds of material error of fact a decision by the Secretary of State concerning the level of ex gratia payments made to NHS patients treated with contaminated blood


Local Authorities' general power of competence can turn into a duty
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2016

Local authorities are creatures of statute and therefore may only carry out those functions that they are statutorily empowered to carry out. With


NICE, but unreasonable: the Court of Appeal quashes a decision of NICE on the grounds that it is inadequately reasoned
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2010

In R (Servier Laboratories Limited) v National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence & Anr 2010 EWCA Civ 346 the Court of Appeal held that a decision of NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, should be quashed as it lacked adequate reasoning and the court had 'grave concerns' about its rationality


Court clarifies when handcuffs should be used on prisoners or detained persons when in hospital
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

The case of FGP v Serco (2012) EWHC 1804 (Admin) concerned the judicial review of Serco’s decision to use restraints on an individual during visits to Hillingdon Hospital


Litigation Newsflash
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 4 2016

In an appeal from the County Court, regarding the forfeiture of a lease, the High Court confirmed that a purported acceptance of a settlement offer


Fertility treatment for prisoners: the scope of human rights
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Three exclusivity rights to watch during Brexit
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 18 2016

After the United Kingdom's decision on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU, much of the discussion about the impact of 'Brexit' on intellectual property


Guide to Doing Business in Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 14 2016

Unlike the United States, Canada was not created by a unilateral declaration of independence from the colonial occupation of England. There was no