Public Law Blog

Insights and legal updates from our specialist public law solicitors.

24 May 2012

Disclosure of government documents and the ministerial veto: When will the Information Commissioner take up the challenge?

Emily Carter discusses ministerial vetos under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Emily Carter

16 May 2012

Policing political speech: when is it legitimate to restrict freedom of expression?

Sophie Kemp discusses the arguments around freedom of expression.

Sophie Kemp

15 May 2012

Hot topics in commercial judicial review

Companies are increasingly using judicial review to protect valuable business interests. It is now routine for companies to challenge official decisions not only on the traditional grounds of illegality, irrationality and procedural unfairness, but also by invoking human rights principles and European law. When used effectively, commercial judicial review is a powerful tool. This article offers an overview of important recent trends.

Sophie Kemp writes on the latest developments on commercial judicial review in the In-House Lawyer magazine.

2 May 2012

Judicial Review: Legal Professional Privilege and regulators - winning the battle but losing the war?

Adam Chapman discusses a recent judicial review case and its impact on application of judicial review remedies.

Adam Chapman

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

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