Webinar available: An introduction to Public Inquiries

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog The Administrative and Public Law team hosted a Policy Matters webinar on public inquiries on Thursday 10 September 2020. Hosted by Associate Sahil Kher, the webinar featured insights from Andrew Lidbetter (the head of HSF’s Administrative and Public Law practice in London) and Nusrat … Read more

Government’s terms of reference for review of the judicial review process

Upon the Government announcing on 31 July a review of judicial review and the membership of the review panel, the Government also published its terms of reference (the “Terms of Reference”) for the review. The review will focus on whether reform to the judicial review process and other aspects of public law decision making is … 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

First EU draft of the Future Relationship

A first EU draft of the Future Relationship between the UK and the EU has emerged.  It is a Commission draft that has been sent to Member States and the European Parliament for consultation (available here) and may therefore change considerably.  The UK government had announced that it would produce a draft in time for … Read more

UK Department for International Trade outlines proposed approach to FTAs with priority countries and launches public consultation on new tariff policy

This post was first published on our Brexit Notes blog. Following the UK’s departure as a Member State from the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK is now considering pursuing Free Trade Agreements (“FTAs”) with the EU and the rest of the world. Today, the Department for International Trade (“DIT”) outlined the UK Government’s … Read more

High Court gives guidance on conduct of non-statutory inquiries

This post was first published on our Public Law Notes blog. In R (on the application of Clarke and Others) v Holliday [2019] EWHC 3596 (Admin), the High Court dismissed an application for permission to apply for judicial review of decisions taken by the Chairman of an independent, non-statutory inquiry (the “Inquiry”). In doing so the court … Read more

Energy price cap to be recalculated following flawed consultation

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog In R (on the application of British Gas Trading Ltd) v Gas & Electricity Markets Authority and others [2019] EWHC 3048 (Admin), British Gas (the “Claimant“) successfully challenged the level of the price cap set by Ofgem (the “Defendant“) on certain tariffs for the retail supply of … Read more