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19 September 2018

What is secondary legislation and why do we have it?

Many who voted for Brexit did so to ‘Take Back Control’ from the EU, but who will legislative control pass to after Exit Day and what are the possible consequences for our constitution and for all of us? In the second post in our Public Law team’s series Nick Wrightson outlines why secondary legislation is necessary in modern Britain. See our Public Law Blog for more.

Nick Wrightson

10 September 2018

Kingsley Napley considers statutory instruments and Brexit

Many who voted for Brexit did so to ‘Take Back Control’ from the EU, but who will legislative control pass to after Exit Day and what are the possible consequences for our constitution and for all of us? In the coming months, Kingsley Napley’s Public Law team will publish a series of short comment pieces that explore the functions of statutory instruments in the UK, how lawmakers are held to account and the implications of Brexit in this area. Follow our Public Law Blog and Brexit Blog for more.

Adam Chapman

31 August 2018

Divorced, beheaded, scrutinised? SIs and Henry VIII powers under review

A new committee has been set up by the government to scrutinise the large number of Statutory Instruments needed as part of Brexit.

Nick Wrightson

6 August 2018

R(Gallaher) v Competition and Markets Authority and the Search for the Principle of Equal Treatment

The Supreme Court in R (o.t.a. Gallaher et al) v. Competition and Markets Authority  [2018] UKSC 25 dealt with concepts at the core of UK public law, finding that there are no freestanding principles of fairness and equal treatment, and re-examining the grounds on which judicial review can be brought.

Fred Allen

6 August 2018

Data Protection Act 2018 and law enforcement: an introduction

Two months ago, the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) significantly changed our data protection landscape (see our related blogs). Reference to “GDPR” became a daily occurrence in shops and offices, and received daily attention on social media and in the press.

Ed Smyth

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