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A disastrous case (for the claimants) which goes back to the basics of consultation law

September 8, 2022 By Article

At times of economic crisis such as, for example, the one in which we live, one of the favourite things for journalists to do is to dredge up from the…

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Dear Ms Truss… an open letter to the new PM

September 6, 2022 By Article

At the time of writing, Liz Truss has been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for about twenty minutes. So we thought it was high time we wrote to her…

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Guest Article: All consultation is the same, isn’t it?

September 2, 2022 Article

Article by Traverse The same broad consultation principles apply across all sectors, on that we can all agree (alongside Stephen Sedley QC, who coined those Gunning Principles in 1985). But…

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Hitting for six- using consultation to rectify England’s cricketing woes

September 1, 2022 By Article

Though I am not much of a sportsman (I’m far too introverted for that), one of the sports that I do vaguely follow at the national level is that bastion…

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What a load of rubbish- or is it?

August 26, 2022 By Article

Our cousins over the pond have many funny ideas. They play cricket weirdly in some sort of square formation. They prefer drinking hot drinks made from beans, of all things,…

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The challenges and benefits of consultation and engagement in international aid

August 24, 2022 By Article

This week, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Sir Mark Lowcock, gave a speech in Washington DC in which he stated that the international aid…

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“But I don’t understand!”- The importance of comprehension in consultation

August 24, 2022 By Article

Twice in the past week, my attention has been drawn by similar issues. The first came in a tweet we received asking about the importance of consultees being able to…

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(Tameside) Inquiring minds- the fundamentals of consultation

August 23, 2022 By Article

On a fundamental level, consultation is about the acquiring of sufficient information for a decision-maker to be able to make a good decision. It constitutes a clear duty, whether founded…

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Monkeypox needs a new name. Got any ideas?

August 19, 2022 By Article

The World Health Organisation, until recently, was a fairly obscure body for most members of the public. They might have known that it existed but particularly in the developed world…

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