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Predicting the winds of change: business investment decisions and unexpected shifts in government policy

A change in government policy can sometimes have a profoundly adverse effect on businesses, particularly if that change is unexpected or sudden. Businesses, particularly those in highly regulated sectors, often rely on “clear assurances” from Government in relation to its policy objectives and areas of focus (and funding) as a basis for operating or investing

UK Supreme Court paves the way for a review of proportionality in judicial review

In the recent judgment of Youssef v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2016] UKSC 3, the Supreme Court highlighted the need for a review of the law on the use of the proportionality test, which may extend beyond the realms of EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR“). The