Government formally establishes COVID-19 inquiry

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog. The UK Government has published the final terms of reference (“ToR“) for the COVID-19 inquiry (the “Inquiry“), which has now begun work. Unprecedented in its size and significance, the Inquiry will consider over a two-year period the impact of the pandemic on the UK, … Read more


The post below was first published on our Public Law blog. Two recent judgments have been handed down, relating to allegations of breach of procurement rules by campaign organisation The Good Law Project against the Government. Both judgments related to procurement decisions made during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic: The High Court held that the … Read more

Challenge to lockdown regulations heard by the Court of Appeal – Judgment

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog The Court of Appeal today handed down its judgment in respect of the proceedings brought by Simon Dolan and others (“the Appellants”) seeking to challenge the lockdown measures introduced in England in March 2020 via the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI … Read more

Public law horizon-scanning podcast series

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog We are pleased to share with you this three part horizon-scanning podcast series from the public law team. In this series, Nusrat Zar and Shameem Ahmad are joined by James McBride from Hanbury Strategy, a strategic advisory firm that provides political insight and analysis. … Read more

Covid-19 Pressure Points: Coronavirus Act formally on the statute books

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog. Following our briefing paper of Monday 23 March 2020 (see here), the Coronavirus Bill has now passed through all stages in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and is now on the statute books as the “Coronavirus Act 2020” after … Read more

Covid-19 Pressure Points: UK Coronavirus Bill

The Covid-19 outbreak is causing substantial disruption to the daily lives of people around the world, and is putting considerable strain on the UK’s healthcare infrastructure. It also has the potential to be a shock to the UK’s economic system, and will impact business of all sizes and across sectors. This is a fast-moving crisis, … Read more