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June 19, 2018

Commissioners recommend end of oversight at Rotherham Council

The commissioners sent into Rotherham Council by the government have recommended to ministers that the council no longer needs their oversight.
Jun 19, 2018

Councils in England selling 4,000+ buildings and open spaces a year on average

The Local Government Association has defended decisions by councils in England to dispose of publicly owned buildings and spaces, after research suggested that some 4,131 such properties are being sold off on average each year.
Jun 19, 2018

National park authority secures prosecution of driver over ‘off-roading’

A national park authority has successfully prosecuted the driver of a 4x4 car who was caught ‘off-roading’ in October last year.
Jun 19, 2018

National park authority secures prosecution of driver over ‘off-roading’

A national park authority has successfully prosecuted the driver of a 4x4 car who was caught ‘off-roading’ in October last year.
Jun 19, 2018

Council defeats appeal over revocation of licences of taxi driver and company

A judge at Liverpool Crown Court has upheld a decision by Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council to revoke the operating licence of a taxi driver.
Jun 19, 2018

High Court hears judicial review over library closure consultation

A High Court judge is this week hearing a judicial review challenge to Darlington Borough Council’s plans to close a library in Crown Street.
Jun 18, 2018

Council to challenge grant of planning permission for 350-home scheme

South Gloucestershire Council is to bring a legal challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a 350-home development in Thornbury.
Jun 18, 2018

Council to challenge grant of planning permission for 350-home scheme

South Gloucestershire Council is to bring a legal challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a 350-home development in Thornbury.
Jun 18, 2018

Council to challenge grant of planning permission for 350-home scheme

South Gloucestershire Council is to bring a legal challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a 350-home development in Thornbury.
Jun 18, 2018

Council to challenge grant of planning permission for 350-home scheme

South Gloucestershire Council is to bring a legal challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a 350-home development in Thornbury.
Jun 18, 2018

Council to challenge grant of planning permission for 350-home scheme

South Gloucestershire Council is to bring a legal challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a 350-home development in Thornbury.
Jun 18, 2018

Home Counties housing association to set up £2m legal panel

A housing association that owns more than 18,000 homes in the Home Counties between Oxford and Cambridge is to procure a £2m legal services panel.
Jun 15, 2018

Briefing for Electoral Reform Society suggests voter ID trial may have been unlawful

A briefing by barristers for the Electoral Reform Society has suggested that May’s trial of voter identification at polling stations could have been unlawful.
Jun 15, 2018

Purchasing group for Catholic education bodies names eight firms to £15m panel

A purchasing body set up to promote better buying within Catholic education establishments (CEEs) in England and Wales has appointed eight law firms to a legal services framework agreement worth an estimated £15m.
Jun 15, 2018

Education law firm Stone King launches Birmingham office

Law firm Stone King has opened an office in Birmingham as part of a strategy “to provide its national education expertise on a local basis”.
Jun 15, 2018

ICO hits police force with £80k penalty for revealing identities of abuse victims

A police force has been hit with an £80,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.
Jun 15, 2018

ICO hits police force with £80k penalty for revealing identities of abuse victims

A police force has been hit with an £80,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.
Jun 14, 2018

Rise in care cases has made workload of judiciary and court staff “untenable”: senior judge

The President-Designate of the Family Division, Lord Justice McFarlane, has suggested that his predecessor, Sir James Munby, was “fully justified” in describing the problems caused by the significant rise in care applications as a crisis.
Jun 14, 2018

Rise in care cases has made workload of judiciary and court staff “untenable”: senior judge

The President-Designate of the Family Division, Lord Justice McFarlane, has suggested that his predecessor, Sir James Munby, was “fully justified” in describing the problems caused by the significant rise in care applications as a crisis.
Jun 14, 2018

Rise in care cases has made workload of judiciary and court staff “untenable”: senior judge

The President-Designate of the Family Division, Lord Justice McFarlane, has suggested that his predecessor, Sir James Munby, was “fully justified” in describing the problems caused by the significant rise in care applications as a crisis.

South West housing association to set up £2.2m legal services panel

A housing association in the South West is to set up a legal services framework agreement worth an estimated £2.2m over four years.

Plymouth Community Homes said it was seeking expressions of interest and bids from suitably qualified and highly experienced providers of legal services for inclusion on a framework.

The framework will be divided into six lots:

  1. Governance
  2. Development
  3. Finance
  4. Procurement
  5. Housing
  6. Employment

The contract is scheduled to run from 28 May 2018 until 27 May 2022.

PCH is Plymouth’s largest social housing landlord with over 16,000 properties providing homes to over 35,000 people.

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