By John P Cooper, Ravi Randhawa, Kieran Laird

Written by Gowling WLG’s public law experts, this specialised edition of the case update offers a focused analysis of the application of legal principles on consultations in seven recent cases.

In this edition, our experts examine the following cases:

Failure to consult:

  • R (Buckingham) v NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group [2018] EWHC 2080 (Admin);
  • R (KE) v Bristol City Council [2018] EWHC 2103 (Admin); and
  • R (Brook Energy Limited) v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2018] EWHC 2012 (Admin);

Failure to consult fairly:

  • R (Law Society) v Lord Chancellor [2018] EWHC 2094 (Admin); and
  • R (on the application of British Homeopathic Association) v National Health Service Commissioning Board [2018] EWHC 1359 (Admin);

Failure to consider the product of consultation:

  • R (Kohler) v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [2018] EWHC 1881 (Admin); and
  • R (WX) v Northamptonshire County Council [2018] EWHC 2178 (Admin).