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May 17, 2018

Bevan Brittan recruits public litigation and large loss specialist

Bevan Brittan has appointed James Manning, a specialist in defending insurers and local authorities in litigation for personal injury and large loss cases, as a Senior Associate in its London office.
May 16, 2018

Social housing group to appoint legal services panel

A group of housing associations is to appoint up to ten firms to a one-year legal services panel.
May 15, 2018

Court of Appeal ruling published on refusal to cut £300k health and safety fine for university

The reasons why the Court of Appeal refused to cut a £300,000 fine imposed on a London university for a health and safety offence have become clear this week with the publication of its ruling on Bailii.
May 14, 2018

Scottish housing association appoints four firms to £860k legal panel

A Scottish housing association has named four law firms to a framework agreement worth an estimated £860,000.
May 10, 2018

Ombudsman criticises faith school for poor admissions appeal

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised a Leicester faith school for the way it handled a family’s school admissions appeal.
May 10, 2018

HMCTS behind schedule on “ambitious” court reform programme, says watchdog

HM Courts Service is behind where it expected to be at this stage of its ambitious reform programme, the National Audit Office has warned.
May 09, 2018

Council defeats Court of Appeal challenge over road accident and vegetation

Appeal judges have refused to create a duty of care with “potentially serious and costly consequences for very little practical gain” in a case over whether overgrown vegetation contributed to a road accident.
May 09, 2018

Group crowd funds for legal challenge over building of school on playing fields

A crowdfunding campaign has raised £3,700 to engage law firm Irwin Mitchell in a dispute over a plan to build a school on playing fields at Rokeby, near Rugby.
May 09, 2018

Campaigners in legal action over planning permission for secondary free school

A group opposed to a planned secondary free school in Harpenden has said it will take Hertfordshire County Council to judicial review over its decision to grant planning consent.
May 09, 2018

Family Division judge refuses council permission to withdraw care proceedings

A Family Division judge has refused an application by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to have care proceedings for child C either dismissed or withdrawn.
May 09, 2018

Borough council issues pre-action letter in bid to stop Dorset reorganisation

Christchurch Borough Council is making a last ditch legal bid to hold onto its independence.
May 09, 2018

Bevan Brittan strengthens housing team with senior associate hire

Law firm Bevan Brittan has bolstered its housing team with the appointment of Sarah Greenhalgh as a senior associate.
May 08, 2018

Security guard did not have authority to accept informations: Admin Court

A sub-contracted court security officer at a magistrates’ court was not a court officer with implied authority to accept informations that a borough council was endeavouring to serve, the Administrative Court has ruled.
May 08, 2018

Health and Safety Executive to procure £9m enforcement legal services panel

The Health and Safety Executive has launched the procurement of enforcement legal services worth up to £9m over three years.
May 08, 2018

High Court judge reserves judgment in NHS and homeopathic medicines dispute

A High Court judge has reserved judgment after a four-day hearing of a legal challenge to NHS England’s 2017 consultation that ended with a recommendation that GPs should not prescribe homeopathic medicines.
May 08, 2018

Academy trust to source £400k in high-level employment law advice

The Derby Diocesan Academy Trust, which comprises 18 primary schools in the area, is to set up a £400,000, five-year contract for high-level human resources legal support and advice.
May 04, 2018

Information Commissioner consults on draft Regulatory Action Policy

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on the way it plans to regulate new data protection laws.
May 04, 2018

Decision to register playing fields as village green unlawful: judge

A High Court judge has upheld a legal challenge by a school in Bristol and indicated that he will quash a council committee’s decision to register land as a village green.
May 03, 2018

Date set for Court of Appeal case on lack of reasons for refusal to call in scheme

The Court of Appeal will on 19 July hear Save Britain’s Heritage’s challenge over the refusal of then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, to give reasons for not calling in the Paddington Cube scheme, it has been confirmed.
May 03, 2018

Landmark Chambers unveils plans for Birmingham launch

Landmark Chambers, the specialist set for planning and infrastructure, property, environmental and public law, is to launch a new office in the centre of Birmingham in early July

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