State security and intelligence

View Public Law by content type:

Featured Public Law content

Practice notes
Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 9th Nov
Practice notes
Essential to Parliament’s legislative supremacy is the principle that Parliament is not bound by its predecessors, and cannot bind its successors. It...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Nov
Practice notes
In briefA great deal of the business of Parliament is carried out by committees of MPs or peers working on a specific subject or task. Public bill...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Nov
Practice notes
When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
The rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human Rights Act 1998 Sch 1, can be broadly divided into...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 9th Nov
Practice notes
When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 9th Nov
Practice notes
General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
Background to judicial review in ScotlandJudicial review represents the means by which the courts control the exercise of governmental power. Judicial...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
It is not possible to successfully argue that an Act of Parliament is invalid because of flaws, or even fraud, in the legislative process.Early...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 9th Nov

Most recent State security and intelligence content

Practice notes
This Practice Note explores the various levels of security clearance required for government staff and personnel with access to government assets...
Read More >
29th Nov
Practice notes
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA 1998) protects workers who make protected disclosures and allows 'whistleblowers' to bring a claim...
Read More >
29th Nov
Practice notes
Government security classificationsThe Government Security Classifications policy came into force on 2 April 2014. The policy is designed to ensure...
Read More >
29th Nov
Precedents
These training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training seminars on issues arising in...
Read More >
29th Nov
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
Read More >
29th Nov
Practice notes
In briefThis Practice Note supplements the Practice Note: Trade secrets and confidential information—protection and enforcement, which identifies when...
Read More >
29th Nov
Q&As
What counts as confidential information? The legal definition of confidential information is information that is (i) confidential in nature, and (ii)...
Read More >
29th Nov
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A we have not considered marketing and employment issues.Civil proceedingsThe question of admissibility of evidence in...
Read More >
28th Nov
Practice notes
Although the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) repealed and replaced the majority of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA...
Read More >
20th Nov
Q&As
In Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems, Case C-311/18 (Schrems II), the Court of Justice of the European Union...
Read More >
19th Nov
Practice notes
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the existing legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies. This...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 27th Oct
Practice notes
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) overhauls the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies, a framework...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 9th Oct
Practice notes
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016 and overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Eric Metcalf of Monckton Chambers and Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 9th Oct
Q&As
Please note that the extent to which any powers of the local authority under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA 2000) may apply to...
Read More >
29th Sep
Practice notes
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016 and overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert...
Read More >
26th Sep
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, allows the...
Read More >
26th Sep
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, allows the...
Read More >
26th Sep
Practice notes
For information on the overarching regime for scrunity of the use of powers under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016), see Practice Note:...
Read More >
26th Sep
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. For information on the scrutiny of intelligence gathering, see Practice Note: Scrutiny...
Read More >
26th Sep
Practice notes
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the main legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies. Previously,...
Read More >
25th Sep

Popular documents