Public Law Blog

Insights and legal updates from our specialist public law solicitors.

6 April 2020

The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission: what’s to come?

The covid-19 pandemic is sure to dominate short-term UK Government activity. Ministers face a busy crisis management schedule, and will have time for little else...

23 March 2020

ICO enforcement – key considerations for businesses and organisations in 2020

On 23 May 2020, it will be two years since the Data Protection Act 2018 came in to force. The Act was brought in to compliment and supplement GDPR, and significantly increased the ICO’s enforcement powers. In the build-up to its commencement, there was a flurry of speculation about how these new powers would be used. We now look at the how the ICO has used its enforcements powers in 2019 and highlights key considerations for businesses and organisations in 2020.

Emily Carter

11 March 2020

“Love comes first”: The journey to equal partnerships and marriage in the UK

On the eve of the new decade, 31 December 2019, the first mixed-sex couples officially entered into civil partnerships, granting them the same legal protections as in marriage.

Sameera Abdulrehman

20 February 2020

The High Court confirms that unincorporated associations may participate in both judicial review claims and statutory challenges

Even if it is generally more straightforward for the claimant to be a legal person, this judgment may give confidence to the likes of amateur sports clubs and campaigning pressure groups considering challenging the exercise of public power.

Adam Chapman

13 February 2020

AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making in the Public Sector and Criminal Justice System

In recent years there has been lively discussion about artificial intelligence revolutionising the way we work and live our lives. In its policy paper on the AI Sector Deal, the UK government predicted that the development of AI technology could have the same dramatic impact on society as the invention of the printing press.

Fred Allen

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