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 »

Public Law

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s competition regulator, recently launched its “Cracking down on Cartels” social media and website campaign aimed at encouraging individuals to speak up on anti-competitive arrangements. The campaign highlights that anyone who comes forward with information on a cartel that leads to a CMA investigation can receive a financial… Read more »

Employment

The Information Commissioner (ICO) has published the results of an Information Governance survey carried out last year in relation to local government. The survey highlights some key areas that local authorities will need to address in order to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What are the key findings? The survey identified a… Read more »

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