Public Law

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has now published its full non-confidential decision in relation to the record fines imposed on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma last December. The investigation was the most significant of those undertaken by the CMA as part of its recent focus on the pharmaceutical industry. The initial fines, which were previously… Read more »

Public Law

Hung parliaments used to be a rare political beast. Until today, only two UK parliamentary elections since 1929 had failed to deliver an absolute majority: the election of February 1974 (after which the Parliament formed only lasted until October that year) and the May 2010 election which resulted in a Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition… Read more »

Public Law

In what has so far been a significant and tumultuous year of political events, the Prime Minister has ensured yet more drama by announcing her intention to seek a UK general election on Thursday 8 June 2017. It used to be that Prime Ministers simply required to go to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen… Read more »

Public Law

The Court of Session’s recent decision in P (AP) v The Scottish Ministers brought with it the first successful challenge to Scottish legislation in 2017. Lord Pentland decided that parts of the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial (No. 2) Order 2015 (the “Remedial Order”) unlawfully interfered with… Read more »

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