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decision making in the age of austerity and political uncertainty – hear from Charlotte Harpin and Matthew Alderton

17 May 2019

With public bodies required to make decisions in an uncertain political climate and against the backdrop of ongoing austerity measures, Charlotte Harpin and Matthew Alderton, public law and information lawyers, outline a range of cases that look at some of the legal challenges concerning consultation, equality duties and freedom of information requests.  

Charlotte and Matthew look at a wide range of case studies including a bakery in Northern Ireland who were challenged under the Equality Act for being discriminatory and a request for the release of the Brexit impact studies. Watch the full highlights video to hear more about the outcome of the court’s decision.

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Charlotte Harpin

Charlotte Harpin

Senior Associate (New Zealand Qualified)

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Matthew Alderton

Matthew Alderton

Senior Associate

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

Charlotte Harpin

Charlotte Harpin

Senior Associate (New Zealand Qualified)

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