Public Law Blog

Insights and legal updates from our specialist public law solicitors.

25 April 2012

Complaint handling: The BBC answers its critics

Sophie Kemp discusses the BBC's answer to the criticism of its complaints procedures and asks what other public bodies can learn from the BBC's new complaints process.

Sophie Kemp

19 April 2012

The Public Sector Equality Duty: one year on and continuing uncertainty

Adam Chapman assesses the impact of the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Adam Chapman

11 April 2012

The Freedom of Information Act: Exposing the Inner Workings of Government?

Timing is everything for freedom of information requests. Emily Carter discusses a recent Information Tribunal decision.

Emily Carter

2 April 2012

Police Appeals Tribunals: Fit for purpose?

Sophie Kemp, barrister in the Public Law team, discusses the effectiveness of the Police Appeals Tribunal.

Sophie Kemp

26 March 2012

Constitutional law: Hard cases make…constitutional law?

The recent ruling by Mr Justice Charles (Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice [2012] EWHC 304 (QB)) brings vividly to life the sometimes arid question arising out of the separation of powers: are there matters on which the courts should not rule because to do so will trespass on the proper functions of the executive and the legislature in a democracy?

Adam Chapman

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