By John P Cooper, Ravi Randhawa, Kieran Laird

Written by Gowling WLG’s team of experts, our case update offers a straightforward overview of six recent important cases in public law and regulation.
In this edition, our experts examine the following cases:

  • Tolerating unequal treatment while considering how best to eliminate it does not justify the discrimination – R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) v Secretary of State for International Development;
  • When human rights are a matter for Parliament, not the courts – R (Conway) v Secretary of State for Justice;
  • The ongoing difficulties of challenging an expert regulator’s judgment – R (Peak Gen and Others) v Ofgem;
  • Evidence-based policy making as a legal requirement- R (Law Centres Network) v The Lord Chancellor;
  • Relying on a claim of unfairness post-Gallaher- R (Page) v Darlington Borough Council;
  • Entitlements as possessions, and the unlawfulness of entrenching historic discrimination – JT v First-tier Tribunal