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Supreme-court’s Heathrow turnaround – four implications for public consultations

December 16, 2020 By Article

This morning saw the Supreme Court judgment on R (Friends of the Earth) v Heathrow Airport Ltd [2020] UKSC 52 overturning a Court of Appeal ruling that declared the Government’s…

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The Week in Parliament

December 11, 2020 By Article

We’re nearly there ladies and gentlemen. Where? Well that’s up to you. Perhaps you’re someone eagerly waiting for the sigh of warmth and comfort that is Christmas at the end…

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Paving paradise to reduce access to a parking lot- Experimental Traffic Orders before the Court

December 11, 2020 By Article

This week we saw judgment being handed down in the case of Tomkins v City of London Corporation [2020] EWHC 3357 (Admin), a challenge to the validity of an Experimental…

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Planning for the Future- CPRE publishes open letter opposing proposals

December 11, 2020 By Article

The Government’s Planning for the Future consultation has drawn a lot of attention from across many different sectors, much of it critical of the proposals to undertake significant reform of…

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Lambs to the slaughter? The most previewed consultation finally appears…

December 4, 2020 By Article

It is sometimes curious which consultations make most of a splash in Parliament, and the reasons they do so can be wide and varied. Most often, they appear frequently because…

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The law and unintended consequences: Controversial court opening hours consultation extension draws ire

December 4, 2020 By Article

The Coronavirus pandemic has had widespread effects across society, and nowhere is this being felt more keenly than in the justice system. The already enormous backlog of outstanding cases in…

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Spending Review November 2020: The consultation prospects

December 4, 2020 By Article

On 25th November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer stood before the House of Commons to present his November spending review. I am a little careful about doing this, given that…

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Judicial review on the Sikh census tick-box; lots for consultation specialists to consider

November 30, 2020 By Article

Does it matter if the number of Sikhs in the UK is 430,000? Or over 700,000? The Sikh Federation believes it does and has pursued the matter for years, trying…

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The Week in Parliament

November 27, 2020 By Article

The big news in Westminster this week was the Chancellor’s spending review, although as with almost everything at the moment it was rather taken over by circumstances, and hasn’t made…

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The most important consultation case of the year? The return of Article 39

November 24, 2020 By Article

Earlier this year we reported on the case of Article 39 v Secretary of State for Education, a challenge brought by the children’s rights charity Article 39 to the Adoption and children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations…

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