Public Law Blog

21 February 2017

High Court underlines the importance of independence and speed in handling complaints

R (on the application of Jeffrey) v The Independent Police Complaints Commission [2017] EWHC 102 (Admin)

Jonathan Blunden

15 February 2017

‘Off duty conduct’ lands Assistant Chief Constable with final written warning

Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe (RS) is a member of the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Chief Officer Team. The allegation levelled against RS was that on 6 May 2016, she behaved in manner which breached the standards relating to both (a) authority, respect and courtesy and (b) conduct towards Temporary Superintendent Sarah Jackson (SJ). The relevant regulations being the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 (the Regulations). 

Shannett Thompson

2 February 2017

“A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” - the Government reveals further details about Brexit

Winston Churchill once described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. The Brexit process could perhaps be described in similar terms. That said, slowly but surely the Government (through choice or compulsion) is unveiling more detail about Brexit, including how the UK will leave the European Union (EU) and the nature of domestic law following the UK’s departure.  This blog explores two recent examples: the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17; and the Government’s White Paper on its Brexit strategy, which was released today. 

Jonathan Blunden

24 January 2017

The Supreme Court hands down judgment in the Brexit litigation – an Act of Parliament is required to invoke Article 50

The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in the Brexit litigation (the Miller case, the Agnew case and the McCord case). Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court, has given the lead judgment. Lady Hale, the Deputy President, and Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption have, for different reasons, concurred with his judgment. Lords Reed, Carnwath and Hughes have dissented. 

Jonathan Blunden

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