Eleanor Tunnicliffe

Eleanor advises organisations on public law matters, including regulatory compliance, statutory powers and functions, equalities obligations and contractual issues.

Eleanor is an experienced litigator, handling judicial reviews in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She was heavily involved with the high profile case of R ota Eisai Ltd v National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence in which the High Court and then the Court of Appeal considered guidance to the NHS on the funding of drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Following that case she has advised on R ota Servier Laboratories Ltd v National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence which went to the Court of Appeal and R ota Bristol-Myers Squibb v National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence. She recently assisted with the significant case of R ota Puri v Bradford Teaching Hospital, which considered whether the right to a fair hearing was engaged by disciplinary proceedings.

Eleanor specialises in information law, advising public authorities on the handling of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations. She acted in-house for a public authority receiving a high volume of requests over the course of 2010 and leads on cases before the First-Tier Tribunal - Information Rights. She combines her practical experience with expertise in the fast-moving case law in this area. She also advises on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations, the Government's transparency initiative and obligations under the Data Protection Act.

Eleanor Tunnicliffe is recommended for information law, Legal 500, 2011 Edition, Public Sector.
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Judicial review—defendant response to a letter before claim

This Precedent is a template response to a letter before claim for use by a defendant in judicial review proceedings in the Administrative Court. It is based on the template letter in Annex B of the Pre-action Protocol for Judicial Review and includes supplementary drafting guidance for defendants.

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