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Children Act 1989 gives local authorities power to order vaccination of children in care without court order, CoA rules.

Local authorities have the power to arrange for children in their care to be given vaccinations without applying for a court order even where the parents do not consent, the Court of Appeal has said. Read more
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May 28, 2020

Winckworth Sherwood bolsters social housing banking and finance team

Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has strengthened its housing finance team with the appointment of two senior finance lawyers.
May 28, 2020

Housing lawyers group hits out at plans for resumed possession hearings in London

The Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA) has condemned proposals for resumed possession hearings in London courts as “unconscionable” and “naïve”.
May 28, 2020

London borough wins High Court battle with tenant on banding and overcrowding

The London Borough of Southwark was entitled to conclude a family was not in the highest category of overcrowding because it had voluntarily moved into accommodation that would become statutorily overcrowded as its children grew older.
May 28, 2020

Court of Appeal says coronavirus stay also covers appeals against possession orders

The suspension of possession proceedings due to the COVID-19 outbreak applies to appeals as well as new cases, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

May 28, 2020

Housing in lockdown: avoid the pause button

Tom Lawal reviews the number of ways COVID-19 can effect the progression and outcome of housing cases and how practitioners can continue to engage in effective case management during this challenging period.
May 28, 2020

Flexible tenancies and possession

When to serve an NSP, NTQ, NST, BN or FN – nobody said housing law was easy! Jon Holbrook looks at the issues arising out of flexible tenancies.
May 28, 2020

Housing case law update - May 2020

Michael Owen, Helen Gascoigne and Tom Bradbury round up the latest rulings from the High Court and the Supreme Court.
May 28, 2020

Environmental, Social and Governance – A sector wide opportunity

Why should Registered Providers be focusing on ESG? Deborah Rowntree explains.
May 28, 2020

Committal applications during COVID-19

Clare Jones and Sian Evans analyse the courts' approach to committal applications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020

Homelessness and domestic violence

Andy Lane and Rowan Clapp examine government proposals of support for survivors of domestic violence who are facing homelessness.
May 28, 2020

Recent developments in additional and selective licensing

Tara O'Leary discusses some of the implications of the COVID-19 emergency for licensing litigation and summarises several important decisions which have emerged during a very productive period at the courts and tribunals.

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May 28, 2020

Social landlords and relaxation of the lockdown

What does the easing of the lockdown mean for providers of social housing? John Murray explains.
May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Responsible contracting behaviour

Katrina Day and Lee Clarke summarise key recommendations from the Government on contracting and how they might impact on housing providers' relationships with contractors.
May 26, 2020

The interface between statutory nuisance and disability discrimination

A 67-year-old woman with a neurological disorder that causes her to make involuntary sounds and noises has failed in a judicial review challenge over a noise abatement notice. Charles Holland examines the judgment.
May 22, 2020

School Admissions Appeals - New Coronavirus Regulations

VWV Education Partner Yvonne Spencer explains the new regulations that have been enforced in relation to schools admissions appeals.
May 22, 2020

Injuncting Ofsted reports

The Court of Appeal has maintained the heightened hurdle test when it comes to seeking an injunction over an Ofsted report, says Peter Oldham QC.
May 22, 2020

The end of R v Ghosh and the new test for criminal dishonesty

A recent judgment of the Court of Appeal is likely to be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams, writes Matt Marsh.
May 22, 2020

Don’t put it in writing! Problems in store for local authority environmental crime

Ben Mills analyses an important ruling on the powers of local authorities to investigate environmental crime.
May 22, 2020

How does ADR help "to do better"?

In this second article John Pugh-Smith reviews the results of recent membership surveys of the Compulsory Purchase Association and the Planning and Environment Bar Association and their successful outworkings particularly in the fields of compulsory acquisition and statutory compensation.
May 22, 2020

The power to make a Public Path Diversion Order

Richard Humphreys QC sets out points for councils, vendors, purchasers and owners of adjacent land when it comes to the diversion of public paths.
May 21, 2020

Holiday pay and annual leave on furlough

Debra Gers examines the government guidance on holiday pay and annual leave for employees on furlough.