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Proposed data protection changes: sharper teeth for the ICO?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2009

The Coroners and Justice Bill proposes increasing the powers of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the regulator of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA


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


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 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


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



Brexit: some indirect implications for development and planning
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 1 2016

There are many briefings on what Brexit means for real estate and I don't intend to repeat them in this blog entry. There are only so many ways of


Compliance Check: Brexit
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 14 2016

As the 23rd June - the UK’s ‘InOut’ referendum date - approaches, companies in Asia with operations in the UK and other European countries should


Brexit: Treaties, Trade agreements, “Acquired Rights” and Other Practical Impacts under International Law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 20 2016

As the Brexit debate intensifies, campaigners on both sides have said very little about the relevance of international law to a possible exit vote


Brexit, stage left: The legal questions raised by the leave vote
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 24 2016

Now that the result is in, and the public have voted to leave the European Union, what does that mean for the law? Julie Vaughan, Nish Dissanayake