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Lawful ministerial decision-making: the parameters of parliamentary lobbying
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2015

In Broadview Energy Developments Limited v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2015 EWHC 1743, the Court has clarified the


Government's decision not to hold an inquiry survives Supreme Court challenge
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2015

In Keyu v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 2015 UKSC 69 the Supreme Court held (by majority) that the government's decision


A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2014

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


Freedom of information: a guide for business
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 5 2012

Since the Freedom of Information Act came into force a little over 7 years ago, it has had a huge impact on public authorities


Administrative Court clarifies law on judicial review time limits under CPR 54.5
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


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 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 decision shows difficulty of challenging changes to Government policy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 4 2014

In the recent case of Solar Century Holdings Limited & Others ("Solar") v Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change ("DECC") 2014 EWHC 3677