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Enforcement fines to be used to support Britain’s Armed Forces (and the Exchequer)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2012

HM Treasury announced yesterday that the Government plans to use £35 million of revenue from fines imposed by UK financial regulators on firms in the financial sector to support the British Armed Forces through the Armed Forces Covenant


Timeline - a guide to the legal milestones ahead - October 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 25 2012

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


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

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


When does fairness require consultation?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2012

In this e-bulletin we consider the issue of when, absent a promise or past practice of consultation, public bodies may be required to consult as part of their general duty to act fairly


Public authorities for the purposes of the Human Rights Act?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2007

In the recent case of R (on the application of Johnson) v Havering London Borough CouncilYL v Birmingham City Council and Others 2007 All ER 271, the Court of Appeal has considered again the difficult question of what will qualify as a "hybrid" public authority for the purposes of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 ("HRA"


Regulatory proceedings and property rights: revisited
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2007

The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of the High Court in R (Malik) v Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust and others 2006 EWHC 487, in which Mr Justice Collins held that a decision by a Primary Care Trust to suspend a doctor from the medical performers list, as part of professional disciplinary processes, was an unjustified interference with the doctor's rights under Article 1 of the First Protocol (the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions) ("A1P1"


Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for legislation on the meaning of "public authority" under the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 3 2007

The House of LordsHouse of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights ("JCHR") has published a report entitled "The Meaning of Public Authority under the Human Rights Act", in which it considers the arguments for clarifying and widening the scope of the Human Rights Act ("HRA") through the application of a wider interpretation of "public authority" than that which has been adopted by the courts in the case law to date


The ambit of statutory powers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2007

Public authorities often derive their powers from statute and therefore the drafting of the relevant legislation is fundamental to understanding the extent of those powers


New Ministry of Justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2007

The Ministry of Justice came into being on 9 May


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