Category: Audio files
May 9 2014 | Audio files
This talk and accompanying paper looks at recent developments in the application of the principle of just satisfaction in a commercial context, including the Infinis case, and other examples of using human rights grounds to obtain substantive commercial results.
May 9 2014 | Audio files
This talk and accompanying paper discusses the interaction between public law equality challenges and claims for damages for discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
April 25 2014 | Audio files
This talk focuses on the broad range of remedies available in claims for breach of confidence and
misuse of private information and under Article 8 ECHR and the Data Protection Act 1998. It considers
the central building-blocks of such actions and discusses tactical considerations for public lawyers.
January 20 2014 | Audio files
This talk and associated paper deals with rights of access to information held by public authorities – especially under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (“EIR”); It also covers judicial review in information privacy cases about the retention/disclosure of information by public authorities, involving Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) and/or Article 8 of the Convention.
November 8 2013 | Audio files
There are by now so many JR cases, which cover such a broad range of topics that a talk such as this is necessarily nothing more than a personal choice, and cannot hope to be comprehensive. What is set out below is merely a few cases from 2013 which may be of general interest. There will be many others which are relevant to your particular cases and practices.
October 25 2013 | Audio files
Mike gives JR a healthcheck - looking at the body and brain of judicial review in an extended somatic metaphor. Note that the main auditorium of Herbert Smith Freehills has two very large striking blue portraits (approximately 8ft tall) of screaming faces, painted in harsh, disturbing blue. These are the pictures he refers to in the address.
October 15 2012 | Audio files
This is an address to PLP’s Trends and Forecasts conference 2012. Mike considers three levels of attainment in JR innovation, Bronze, Silver and Gold, in an extended metaphor with Olympic diving competitions its starting point. How far will you climb the ladder to succeed, and how elegantly will you dive and split the water?
The 'General Power of Competence' in the Localism Act: Devolving Democracy or the End of Accountability?October 15 2012 | Audio files
The Localism Act is intended to give 'new freedom and flexibility' to local government, increase the power of communities and individuals, and to reform the planning and housing systems to enable decisions to be taken at a local level. Is this the unfettering of local government from central control, or the end of accountability?