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The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context

United Kingdom - January 27 2011 The Court of Appeal has held that the service of a breach of planning condition notice is a "purely public" act, so the correct way of challenging such a notice is by way of judicial review proceedings.

Andrew Lidbetter, Anna Condliffe.

ECHR reaffirms state immunity from civil proceedings for acts of torture in Jones v United Kingdom

European Union, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom - February 14 2014 In the recent case of Jones and others v United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) found that the United Kingdom had not…

Andrew Cannon, Harry Ormsby.

Parties to judicial review: who is 'interested'?

United Kingdom - July 1 2010 In R (on the application of McVey) v Secretary of State for Health [2010] EWHC 1225 (Admin) the High Court held that, in judicial review proceedings, it has no jurisdiction to hear interested third parties who cease to be directly affected by a claim.

Andrew Lidbetter, Anna Condliffe.

Quashing a decision on the basis of material error of fact

United Kingdom - April 30 2010 In R (March) v Secretary of State for Health [2010] EWHC 765 (Admin), Mr Justice Holman in the High Court quashed on the grounds of material error of fact a decision by the Secretary of State concerning the level of ex gratia payments made to NHS patients treated with contaminated blood.

Andrew Lidbetter, Anna Condliffe.

Liability for non-domestic rates: actual occupation and paramount control

United Kingdom - January 31 2011 The High Court has given important guidance on the test for rateable occupation among multiple occupiers in relation to liability for non-domestic rates.

Andrew Lidbetter, Anna Condliffe, Martin Dawbney.