A high standard is applied before Court will hold public bodies to assurances

In R (E.ON Next Energy Ltd) v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [2023] EWHC 2891 (Admin) the High Court interpreted alleged assurances that passed between the Claimant, a retail supplier of energy and gas, and the Defendant, the independent regulator of the gas and energy market, during an energy supply crisis in 2021 and 2022. … Read more

Court of Appeal considers duty of consultation on public bodies

In R. (on the application of MP) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2020] EWCA Civ 1634, the Court of Appeal clarified the common law duty of consultation upon public bodies based on fairness, and the test for when a legitimate expectation will be established. Key points The common law duty of … Read more