High Court finds professional disciplinary process to be unlawful

In Captain Arshad Rashid v Oil Companies International Marine Forum [2019] EWHC 2239, the High Court criticised a voluntary association for unlawfully removing the accreditation of one of its inspectors, finding its disciplinary process to be inconsistent with the requirements of procedural fairness and in breach of contract. Key Points In the context of disciplinary processes conducted … Read more

Supreme Court clarifies that unequal treatment and unfairness are not freestanding grounds of judicial review in domestic law

In an important public law development, the UK Supreme Court has clarified that unequal treatment and substantive unfairness are not freestanding grounds of judicial review in domestic law and will not give rise to invalidity unless the tests for irrationality, illegality or procedural unfairness are met. The decision arose from settlement agreements and infringement decisions … Read more