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Irrational decision overturned after a range of failures by local authority
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

The High Court recently quashed South Tyneside council's setting of the level of fees payable to care homes in a critical and comprehensive decision


Public Bodies Act 2011: quango reform legislation empowers ministers to re-shape the public sector
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2012

This new Act grants the coalition sweeping powers to reduce the number of public bodies and bring greater accountability, transparency and efficiency to the public sector


English High Court says that a head of state who dies in office enjoys immunity only in respect of official acts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2014

In the recent decision of Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz 2014 EWHC 1807 (Ch), the High Court found that the principles of



Budget 2015 - no great surprises but a few disappointing features
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2015

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer handed down his final Budget before the UK's general election in May. It was a Budget with no great


UK exit from the EU: sector by sector - disputes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 10 2015

As parties assess changes in the legal, economic and regulatory landscape caused by the exit, and the costs and other implications on their


English High Court provides guidance on waiver of sovereign immunity
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

In a recent decision in the case High Commissioner for Pakistan In the United Kingdom ("Pakistan") v National Westminster Bank (the "Bank"), the


High Court highly critical of claimant’s costs budget
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2015

The court has criticised the claimant's costs budget in a construction claim as "unreliable, disproportionate and unreasonable" and has set new


UK Government plan to replace the English Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2015

After winning an outright majority at the general election, the new UK Government is pressing ahead with its manifesto promise to "scrap the Human


The recognition of new states at international law: UK Parliament passes motion on Palestine
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Palestine, United Kingdom
  • October 30 2014

When it comes to questions of recognition, "..there is probably no other subject in the field of international relations in which law and politics