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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


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


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


Timeline - a guide to the legal milestones ahead - October 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2014

This is a guide to key legal developments in the coming months and years ahead (UK perspective). The developments include changes in employment law


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
  • 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


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


UK action plan on business and human rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2013

The UK Government has launched an action plan for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Action Plan sets out


The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Timeline - a guide to the legal milestones ahead - May 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 2 2013

This is a guide to key legal developments in the coming months and years ahead (UK perspective