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Why insisting on flexible hours could discriminate against women

Two recent cases from the Employment Appeal Tribunal illustrate some potential pitfalls when women with childcare responsibilities are asked to move away from fixed working hours, writes Charles Pigott. Read more
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July 23, 2021

Supreme Court to rule next week on use of inherent jurisdiction in cases where there is insufficient registered secure accommodation for vulnerable children

The Supreme Court is to hand down next week its ruling in a landmark case on the use of the inherent jurisdiction to authorise placements in unregistered secure accommodation in situations where there are insufficient places in registered secure children’s…
July 23, 2021

Supreme Court to rule on liability of claimant for costs of other parties in statutory and JR cases where challenge refused at permission stage

The Supreme Court will next week (30 July) hand down its ruling in a dispute over whether a claimant in statutory and judicial review cases who is unsuccessful at the permission stage should be liable for the costs of multiple other parties, including…
July 22, 2021

High Court quashes decision to transfer land to community council in skate park dispute

Plans to build a new skatepark in Swansea have been delayed after the High Court quashed Swansea Council's (CCSC's) decision to transfer land earmarked for the £360,000 development to Mumbles Community Council.
July 22, 2021

High Court gives green light for challenge to DWP consultation on development of new strategy for disabled people

The High Court has allowed four disabled individuals to bring a judicial review challenge of how the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Thérèse Coffey, conducted the consultation on a proposed new national strategy for people with disabilities.

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July 22, 2021

Implementing a compulsory purchase order

Simon Bell considers the lessons for local authorities and claimants from a recent High Court challenge to a council's decision to execute a general vesting declaration.
July 22, 2021

Maximising support for families in a system under strain

The children social care sector needs urgent reform to support families and avoid crisis, writes Jo Porter.
July 22, 2021

How to ensure better protection for tenants around the country

Shona Ali looks at worrying recent trends in relation to illegal evictions and sets out what local authorities can do to combat the problem.
July 22, 2021

Accusations in judgments of misconduct

A social worker has recently been awarded damages by the European Court of Human Rights for unfair accusations of professional misconduct. Charlotte Gilmartin analyses the ruling.
July 22, 2021

Prior approval and definitional requirements

The High Court has issued an important judgment on prior approval decision-making, writes Andrew Byass.
July 22, 2021

Transparency in regulated procurements

A county council has recently defended a waste company’s application for summary judgment in a procurement dispute. Joseph Barrett explains how.
July 22, 2021

GDPR fines

The Information Commissioner's Office recently issued its first GDPR fine to a charity. Ibrahim Hasan examines the watchdog's track record of enforcement.

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July 22, 2021

GDPR fines

The Information Commissioner's Office recently issued its first GDPR fine to a charity. Ibrahim Hasan examines the watchdog's track record of enforcement.
July 22, 2021

Food advertising

This LexisNexis Practice Note, produced in partnership with Katrina Anderson of Osborne Clarke, considers the law and practice applicable to food advertising to consumers.
July 21, 2021

Mediation and planning: here to stay?

John Pugh-Smith, Harry Spurr and Josef Cannon review important recent developments in the use of mediation in planning.
July 20, 2021

Housing Ombudsman Podcast: Relaxing the rules and returning to the New Normal

In the first episode of the Housing Ombudsman's new podcast, Richard Blakeway, Verity Richards and David Simmons discuss the complaints they have seen that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
July 19, 2021

The LLG Grapevine 19th July

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Lord Chief Justice's comments on Serious Court Failings, the Environment Bill and climate change, the future of the planning system, the Public Accounts Committee Test and Trace 2 Inquiry, council's financial black holes, the Supreme Courts position not to interfere with political choices, the Health & Social Care Bill and the CSPL Annual Report.
July 15, 2021

Mandatory Vaccination for Care Home Workers in England

The Government has announced that people working in care homes in England must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from October 2021, unless they have a medical exemption, write Rachel Murray-Smith and Francesca Gallagher.
July 15, 2021

Alighting on serious risks

Wayne Beglan and Sam Fowles examine the Planning Court's recent judgment in an important judicial review concerning the correct approach of planning decision-makers in the context of sites presenting serious health and safety risks.
July 15, 2021

Self-builders, CIL exemptions and retrospective planning permission

Trevor Ward analyses a recent High Court ruling that the CIL payment exemption is not available for self-build houses granted retrospective planning permission.
July 15, 2021

The housing possessions backlog and Nightingale Courts: a simple solution?

Natalie Foster explores the potential role of ‘Nightingale Courts’ and extended operating hours in unclogging the housing possessions backlog – and ensuring that the wheels of justice keep turning.
July 15, 2021

What next for Special Severance Payments?

Recent Government guidance on Special Severance Payments goes further than before, writes Kerren Daly.