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Upper Tribunal rules that privatised water companies are subject to information regime

European Union, United Kingdom - March 16 2015 The Upper Tribunal recently handed down judgment in the long running "Fish Legal" litigation. The case was brought by the Angling Trust and a private…

Legal challenge to substantial court fee increases

United Kingdom - March 12 2015 This week, new court fees took effect for issuing civil claims valued at over £10,000, replacing the previous fee system with a fee calculated at 5%…

Supreme Court rules that privacy rights not infringed by police records

United Kingdom - March 11 2015 Last week, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in R (Catt and T) v Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, overturning the earlier judgment of the…

“Enforced subject access” to criminal records becomes illegal from 10 March

United Kingdom - March 9 2015 Forcing someone to supply the results of a "subject access request" made to the police, Disclosure and Barring Service or Secretary of State for…

Freedom of information and research

United Kingdom - October 1 2014 The Intellectual Property Act 2014 received Royal Assent in May this year, bringing in a new exemption to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 today -…