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October 20, 2017

Former TCC judge in Birmingham joins litigation team at Trowers & Hamlins

The former Judge of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Birmingham, His Honour David Grant, has joined the litigation team at Trowers & Hamlins.
Oct 20, 2017

Former TCC judge in Birmingham joins litigation team at Trowers & Hamlins

The former Judge of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Birmingham, His Honour David Grant, has joined the litigation team at Trowers & Hamlins.
Oct 19, 2017

Housing association to appoint preferred supplier for £300k legal services

A housing association with nearly 5,000 homes under management is to select a preferred supplier of legal services worth an estimated £300,000 over four years.
Oct 18, 2017

Major housing association chooses four sets of chambers for barristers framework

One of the largest housing associations in London and the South East, the Hyde Group, has appointed four sets of chambers to a four-year, multi-million pound barristers framework.
Oct 17, 2017

Council withdraws decision to refuse humanist place on religious education body

A humanist has won the first round of a case against Vale of Glamorgan Council’s refusal to seat her on its standing advisory council on religious education (Sacre).
Oct 17, 2017

Charity wins permission for judicial review over parking permits in Bath

A charity has obtained permission to proceed with a judicial review in relation to the residents’ parking scheme in Bath.
Oct 17, 2017

London borough loses ordinary residence battle with neighbouring authority

The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham has lost an appeal in which it argued that it should not be responsible for an autistic man’s care because at the time in question he was resident in neighbouring Redbridge.
Oct 17, 2017

Ofsted wins Court of Appeal case over segregation at Birmingham school

Ofsted has won a Court of Appeal case over a Birmingham school’s practice of segregating boys and girls over the age of nine, despite it being nominally a mixed school.
Oct 17, 2017

1 Chancery Lane chooses Simon Readhead QC as head of chambers

Simon Readhead QC has become the new Head of Chambers at 1 Chancery Lane, taking over from John Ross QC who held the role for more than ten years.
Oct 16, 2017

North West council pays out £3.5m to settle equal pay claims: report

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council has agreed to pay out £3.5m to settle equal pay claims, it has been reported.
Oct 16, 2017

East of England housing body to appoint legal services provider to £800k contract

An East of England housing association is looking to appoint “an experienced professional organisation” to deliver legal services worth between £600,000 and £800,000 over up to five years.
Oct 13, 2017

Sixteen councils fined for delayed transfers of care in 2016/17: ADASS research

Some 16 councils were fined for delayed transfers of care in 2016/17, with individual fines as high as £280,540, research by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has revealed.
Oct 13, 2017

Councils secure High Court order for disposal of ashes of Ian Brady

Two local authorities have secured an order that the body of Ian Brady, one of the Moors Murderers, should be decently disposed of without delay.
Oct 13, 2017

Judge refuses judicial review of decision not to determine planning application

A council has welcomed a High Court judge’s refusal – following an oral hearing – to grant permission for a judicial review of the authority's decision not to determine a traveller’s planning application for a plot of land.
Oct 13, 2017

Council to procure legal adviser for regional adoption agency in Black Country

The City of Wolverhampton Council is conducting a procurement exercise on behalf of the Regional Adoption Agency being formed in the Black Country.
Oct 12, 2017

Hastoe Group takes membership of Housing Associations Legal Alliance to 15

Hastoe Group, which specialises in rural housing, has become the 15th housing association to join HALA, the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance.
Oct 11, 2017

Ombudsman criticises council over school transport and foster carers policy

A county council told foster carers, whose children had to attend schools beyond statutory walking distance, they must pay for school transport out of the fostering allowance - despite the children being entitled to free school transport, a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigation…
Oct 11, 2017

Housing watchdog to set up £1m panel for regulatory legal services

The Homes and Communities Agency has announced plans for a £1m framework agreement for the provision of regulatory advice.
Oct 11, 2017

City council takes Houses in Multiple Occupation case to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has granted Nottingham City Council permission to appeal after the Court of Appeal rejected the authority’s challenge to terms in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences restricting the occupation of bedrooms to a particular type of occupier.
Oct 11, 2017

London borough considers legal action over protests outside abortion clinic

The London Borough of Ealing will decide next week whether to try to quell protests outside an abortion clinic.

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