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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


English High Court says that a head of state who dies in office enjoys immunity only in respect of official acts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2014

In the recent decision of Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz 2014 EWHC 1807 (Ch), the High Court found that the principles of


Belhaj v Straw: English Court of Appeal rules that state immunity and the act of state doctrine does not prevent claims against the British government for alleged involvement in unlawful rendition
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2014

On 30 October 2014, the Court of Appeal in Belhaj v Straw and Others 2014 EWCA Civ 1394 ruled that state immunity and the act of state doctrine did


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


The Unitary Patent Court and unitary patent - Brexit and beyond
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 14 2016

In this introductory article we discuss the situation the proposed new Unified Patent Court and unitary patent system finds itself in with Brexit


English High Court provides guidance on waiver of sovereign immunity
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

In a recent decision in the case High Commissioner for Pakistan In the United Kingdom ("Pakistan") v National Westminster Bank (the "Bank"), the


High Court highly critical of claimant’s costs budget
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2015

The court has criticised the claimant's costs budget in a construction claim as "unreliable, disproportionate and unreasonable" and has set new


Brexit Update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

Álvaro Sainz, Regional Head of Corporate EMEA, nos comenta los últimos avances en el proceso para la separación del Reino Unido


The new EIA Regulations: what has actually changed?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 7 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 came into force on 16 May 2017, implementing the 2014 EU Directive