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December 11, 2017

University names two law firms to £4m contract for legal services

The University of Glasgow has chosen two law firms for a £4m contract to provide legal services.
Dec 08, 2017

Court of Appeal sends council and football club owners to mediation in state aid row

The Court of Appeal has ordered Coventry City Council and the owners of Coventry City Football Club, the Sisu group, to mediate their long-running dispute over the Ricoh Arena.
Dec 08, 2017

Sheffield suspends Uber licence with company blaming administrative error

Sheffield City Council last month suspended Uber’s licence, saying that the current licence holder had failed to respond to requests about management.
Dec 08, 2017

Browne Jacobson boosts health litigation practice in London with partner hire

Browne Jacobson has boosted its health advisory litigation practice in London with the hire of clinical negligence partner Matthew Trinder from BLM.
Dec 07, 2017

Council defeats High Court challenge over care home fees increase

Essex County Council has successfully defended a judicial review challenge to the fees it proposed paying to operators of care homes.
Dec 07, 2017

Borough council defeats High Court challenge over calculation of taxi fares

Guildford Borough Council has successfully defended a High Court challenge to its decision to fix for 2016-2017 the maximum fares for hiring hackney carriages within the borough.
Dec 06, 2017

Supreme Court rejects appeal by council over reasons for planning decision

The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a council’s appeal over the quashing of the grant of planning permission for a controversial residential development in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Dec 06, 2017

Social worker wins right to use documents for ECHR claim over judicial criticism

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has allowed a social worker to use restricted documents in proceedings to be brought over a judge’s critical remarks about her.
Dec 06, 2017

Judge gives permission to campaigners for judicial review over library closure

A judge has found “just about enough” evidence to allow him to let campaigners take a Darlington library closure to judicial review.
Dec 06, 2017

Council faces legal challenge to permission for new type of waste incinerator

Protesters have said they will take Derby City Council to judicial review after it gave planning permission for temporary use of a new type of waste incinerator.
Dec 05, 2017

Ministers consult on regulations for New Town Development Corporations

The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on regulations for locally led New Town Development Corporations.
Dec 05, 2017

London borough fined £100,000 after social workers assaulted

A local authority has been fined £100,000 after two of its social workers were assaulted on a home visit by the mother of a vulnerable child they were visiting.
Dec 05, 2017

North West council suspends third senior officer

A third senior officer at Cheshire East Council has been suspended by the local authority's investigation and disciplinary committee, it has been revealed.
Dec 04, 2017

Family with no recourse to public funds wins judicial review battle with council

Milton Keynes Council failed to properly consider an application for help with housing by a family without recourse to public funds.
Dec 04, 2017

Challenge over land in neighbourhood plan out of time, High Court rules

An objection to including land within a neighbourhood plan boundary cannot be taken to judicial review out of time, Kerr J has ruled in the High Court.
Dec 04, 2017

DCLG in call for evidence on local authority licensing of park homes

The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a call for evidence on how effective local authority licensing of park homes has been.
Dec 04, 2017

Law Commission calls for new planning code for Wales

A new planning code for Wales is needed to get the country building and further protect heritage and the environment, says the Law Commission.
Dec 04, 2017

Communities Secretary “minded to” back mergers in Somerset and Suffolk

The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced that he is “minded to” back two more proposals for local government reorganisation.
Dec 01, 2017

Council defeats challenge to decision to add 34 footpaths to definitive map

A county council has successfully defended a judicial review challenge to a committee decision authorising the making of a statutory order which, subject to confirmation, would add at least 34 footpaths and a bridleway to the definitive map and statement for the area.
Dec 01, 2017

Government “slow and complacent” over clinical negligence costs rise: MPs

The Government has been “disappointingly slow and complacent” in its response to the rising costs of clinical negligence, MPs on the influential Public Accounts Committee have said.

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