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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


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


General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have


Budget 2014 - a budget for makers, doers and savers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday handed down his 2014 Budget. He described it as a Budget for "makers, doers and savers". Certainly, there


Court of Appeal consolidates the requirements for substantive legitimate expectation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 24 2013

The law of legitimate expectations relates to circumstances where a public body has in some way led someone to believe that the authority will act in


The dangers of FOIA for commercially sensitive information
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2016

An increasing number of organisations are affected by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA") by their dealings and exchange of information with


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


Applications to restrict publication of evidence in an inquiry under the UK's Inquiries Act 2005
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2012

The High Court has dismissed a claim for judicial review of a decision of the chairman of a statutory public inquiry to allow interim disclosure of surveillance evidence to the legal team of an interested party, in the context of an application by the police to restrict publication of that material


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