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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


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


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


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


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


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


Network Rail is not a "public authority" under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 23 2007

The Information Tribunal ("IT") has recently considered the definition of a "public authority" for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("EIR") in Network Rail Limited v The Information Commissioner: EA20060061 and EA20060062


Information Tribunal rules that contracts are not protected by FOIA exemption for confidential information
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 24 2007

The Information Tribunal has ruled that Derry City Council must disclose financial information relating to a contract with Ryanair


Office of Government Commerce v Information Commissioner
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 2 2008

The recent High Court case Office of Government Commerce v Information Commissioner has shed some light on the interface between the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA") and the doctrine of Parliamentary privilege, and the High Court's interpretation of the exemptions in section 33 and section 35 of FOIA


The extent to which public bodies can depart from the findings of fact of an adjudicative tribunal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2008

The Court of Appeal's judgment in R (on the application of Bradley and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2008 EWCA Civ 36 has clarified the circumstances in which Government departments and their agencies can lawfully decide not to accept the findings of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Commissioner), otherwise known as the Parliamentary Ombudsman