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The Terms of Reference for the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry

United Kingdom - January 19 2022 As we await the publication of the terms of reference for the UK wide Covid-19 Inquiry, in this blog I consider the key features of the recently…

The Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Proposed reform of Judicial Review

United Kingdom - November 22 2021 As we highlighted in our earlier blog following the Bill’s announcement, the proposed reforms are, at first sight, milder than had been feared…

Nick Wrightson

Reform of the Human Rights Act: The Lord Chancellor’s “mechanism” to correct judgements

United Kingdom - October 29 2021 Inherent in the Government’s efforts to reform the Act is the insistence that the courts can and have used the Act to make law through the…

Record fine of £90 million for Southern Water

United Kingdom - July 23 2021 On 9 July 2021 Southern Water Services Ltd (SWS) was fined £90 million, to be paid out of company operating profits, in what was the largest fine…

Jonathan Grimes

Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q2 2021

OECD, United Kingdom - July 22 2021 On 1 April 2021 the Environment Agency reported it had successfully prosecuted two directors for operating a regulated facility without a permit. The…

Nicola Finnerty, Sophie Wood