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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


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


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


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"


Royal assent for Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 28 2008

The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act received Royal Assent on 21 July 2008


Coverage under a public liability insurance policy: taking a commercial approach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2008

The judgment of Mr Justice Walker in Bedfordshire Police Authority v Constable 2008 EWHC 1375 (Comm) provides guidance on the interpretation of and liabilities covered under public liability insurance policies


Religious belief does not have to be objective requirement of religion
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2008

Employers should ensure they have convincing justifications for refusing to accommodate genuinely held religious beliefs


Court of Appeal confirms that there is no general duty to give reasons for administrative decisions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2008

The recent Court of Appeal decision in R. (on the application of Hasan) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 2008 EWCA Civ 1312 confirmed that the law does not yet recognise a general duty to give reasons for administrative decisions


Collins J approves departure from Part 8 procedure for some public law cases in the Administrative Court
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2008

Some public law disputes, including appeals under sections 287 and 288 Town & Country Planning Act 1990, are dealt with by the Administrative Court under CPR Part 8 rather than in judicial review proceedings under CPR Part 54


Environmental Information Regulations - Supreme Court refers interpretation of public interest test to the European Court of Justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 25 2010

The Supreme Court in Office of Communications v Information Commissioner 2010 UKSC 3 has made a reference to the European Court of Justice ("European Court") in relation to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("EIR"