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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


UK Court of Appeal considers the immunity from suit of the family of a head of state
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2013

The Court of Appeal has examined the extent to which foreign heads of state and their families can claim immunity under the State Immunity Act 1978


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


Timeline - a guide to the legal milestones ahead
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2013

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


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


Brexit - a possible UK exit from the EU
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 30 2015

In the UK, the General Election is a few days away and with it is the prospect of a Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) by


The Supreme Court considers proportionality and when public bodies must consult before taking decisions which impact on a person's business
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2013

Bank Mellat (the "Bank"), an Iranian bank, appealed against the Court of Appeal's decision (2011 EWCA Civ 1) to uphold measures taken by HM Treasury


The Unitary Patent Court and unitary patent - Brexit and beyond
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 14 2016

In this introductory article we discuss the situation the proposed new Unified Patent Court and unitary patent system finds itself in with Brexit


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