Public Law Blog

Insights and legal updates from our specialist public law solicitors.

28 October 2011

Public Law Update – Licensing Appeals in the spotlight

Licensing decisions by local authorities and regulatory bodies can of course have a very significant commercial impact for those entities and individuals that they affect. It is not surprising therefore that, depending upon the sector and context, appeals can be common. 

16 September 2011

Public Law Update – Inquests: Rule 43 reports

The Ministry of Justice has just published its latest summary of Reports and Responses under Rule 43 of the Coroners Rules. The summary covers the period 1 October 2010 – 31 March 2011 and provides an insight into the serious issues that are revealed by inquests and also illustrates a very uneven approach on the part of coroners to the use of their power under Rule 43.

4 August 2011

Public Law Update: Healthcare rationing

In an important judgement delivered at the end of July, the Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to provision in a Primary Care Trust’s (PCT) Individual Funding Request (IFR) policy that excluded any consideration of non clinical factors when the PCT was deciding whether, exceptionally, to fund treatment for an individual where that treatment fell outside the PCT’s normal funding criteria.

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