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Majority in favour of improving fairness in EU food supply chain

Initial responses to the European Commission’s public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer suggest that, bar retailers, the majority of significant stakeholders (including Member States, farmer groups, agricultural organisations and NGOs) are in favour of action at EU level to increase fairness and balance in the food supply chain. The

EMA to Revise Herbal Medicines Guideline

On 1 September 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) opened for public consultation a Draft revision to its Guideline on the assessment of clinical safety and efficacy in the preparation of European Union herbal monographs for well-established and traditional herbal medicinal products. The consultation deadline for this Draft revision is 30 November 2016.


On the 12 January 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) published an overview of comments in response to a public consultation regarding a “Draft revision of EudraVigilance access policy for medicines for human use”

Cabinet Office publishes consultation on draft regulations on the statutory register of lobbyists under the Lobbying Act

In a consultation published yesterday, the Cabinet Office is seeking views on draft regulations relating to the statutory register of lobbyists that was introduced by the recently enacted Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (the “Lobbying Act“). Although the draft regulations are substantially concerned with the detailed administration of the

A listening Government? Justice Secretary backs down on changes to judicial review rules on standing, but stands firm on procedural defects

The Ministry of Justice has released its response to the consultation on the latest proposals for judicial review reform.  Although it has backed down on a number of controversial proposals, it will now bring forward legislation making significant changes to the approach to permission and costs. Proposed changes to the standing test and to the

Grayling Reforms may be extended to include tightening of standing requirement

Reports in yesterday’s editions of The Times and The Telegraph suggested that the Government is considering making changes to the test for standing in judicial review cases. At present, s. 31 of the Senior Courts Act 1982 provides that the Court shall not grant permission for a judicial review unless the applicant has “sufficient interest

Court of Appeal derails HS2 Judicial Review

Despite the on-going political controversy over the utility and expense of the planned HS2 rail route linking London to Birmingham and beyond, the legal challenge to the government’s plans has hit the buffers with a Court of Appeal decision that sides with the government on all counts. HS2, currently budgeted at £42.6 billion, is intended

UK Government launches consultation on far-reaching changes to regulatory and competition appeals across industry sectors

The UK Government has today launched a consultation on reforming regulatory and competition appeals. The consultation (which can be found here) sets out proposals to change significantly rights of appeal in relation to decisions made by Ofcom, Ofwat, Ofgem, the CAA, Office of Rail Regulation and Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, as well as

Grayling announces Judicial Review reforms

Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, has today announced a package of judicial review reforms targeting “weak, frivolous and unmeritorious cases, which congest the courts and cause delays.” Most of the proposals that were set out in the consultation on the reform of Judicial Review (the “Consultation“) are to be implemented, despite the majority