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Challenging the Streetspace Plan

The High Court recently quashed the Mayor of London's Streetspace Plan and TfL’s Bishopsgate Traffic Management Order. David Matthias QC and Charles Streeten explain why the black cab drivers succeeded. Read more
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February 05, 2021

Ombudsman criticises council for stopping payments for disabled woman’s care without organising alternative

A Cornish woman was left without the support she needed after her local council told her she could not pay her daughter to care for her, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said.
February 05, 2021

Supreme Court to hand down key ruling next week on village greens and activities of landowner

The Supreme Court will next week (12 February) hand down an important ruling on town and village green registration.
February 05, 2021

Government gives green light to May 2021 local elections

The May 2021 local elections are to go ahead, the Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution in the Cabinet Office has confirmed.
February 05, 2021

Government issues policy note on procurements in an emergency, warns on commercial risks of direct awards without competition

The Cabinet Office has issued a procurement policy note (PPN) reminding contracting authorities of the options available to them when undertaking procurements in an emergency.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

February 05, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Healthcare Tracker

This tracker is focused on healthcare and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and healthcare.
February 05, 2021

Data-sharing safeguards: no ‘micro-managing’

Robin Hopkins looks at the lessons to be learned from an important Court of Appeal ruling on data-sharing, in a case involving the arrangements between a police force and a local crime reduction partnership.
February 05, 2021

Community Treatment Orders: does seeing patients remotely suffice?

Jonathan Auburn and Lucy McCann assess whether decision-making as to community treatment orders requires physical attendance.
February 05, 2021

Limitation in post-Covid procurement claims: What authorities and operators need to know

Following a recent High Court case which focused on limitation and communication issues in the post-Covid homeworking context, Gwendoline Davies and Lynsey Oakdene emphasise the importance of acting clearly and quickly when it comes to any potential procurement challenge.
February 05, 2021

Rooftop rows: What does an imposed Code agreement mean for site providers and operators?

Lillee Reid-Hunt and Christos Paphiti consider a recent Upper Tribunal decision that provides useful guidance on what site providers and telecoms operators can expect from the terms of an imposed Code agreement, especially in relation to upgrading and sharing of equipment and ballpark consideration and compensation figures.
February 05, 2021

Responsibility for pupil attacks on teachers and assistants

A council’s successful appeal in a case where a teaching assistant was attacked by a pupil is a reminder that a failure in a written risk assessment is not fatal - causation is key, writes Leah Jones.
February 05, 2021

Ripping up the Mental Health Act - the journey continues

The Government has published a white paper on reforming the Mental Health Act 1983, promising that its proposed changes would provide patients with greater choice and autonomy in a mental health crisis. Sophy Miles sets out the key points.

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February 05, 2021

Ripping up the Mental Health Act - the journey continues

The Government has published a white paper on reforming the Mental Health Act 1983, promising that its proposed changes would provide patients with greater choice and autonomy in a mental health crisis. Sophy Miles sets out the key points.
February 03, 2021

Varying planning permissions

Landmark Chambers and Herbert Smith Freehills host a webinar to discuss the current state of the law on varying planning permissions, the impact of recent case law including Lambeth and Finney, explain the practical implications for developers, landlords, tenants and funders, and propose some possible ideas for reform.
February 02, 2021

Incapacious respondents to closure order proceedings: Ealing LBC v M

Siân McGibbon and Joshua Hitchens analyse the subject of incapacious respondents to closure order proceedings following a recent ruling.
February 02, 2021

Terminating flexible tenancies

Anneli Robins analyses the Court of Appeal's ruling in a case where the principal issue was whether a landlord can terminate a fixed term secure flexible tenancy agreement prior to the expiry of the fixed term if no express provision is made in the tenancy agreement for re-entry or forfeiture.
February 02, 2021

Housing case law update - January 2021

Michael Owen, Natalie Hurst and Claire Hogan-Clark round up the latest judgments affecting housing associations and local authorities.
February 02, 2021

Fire safety, cladding and compartmentalisation

John Murray and Stephen Radcliffe consider key fire safety issues for social landlords including in relation to cladding and compartmentalisation.
January 29, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Governance Tracker

This tracker from LexisNexis Local Government intended to be used to track the most recent key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) local authority governance, where relevant to local government lawyers.
January 29, 2021

Leisure centre losses during the pandemic

Louis Sebastian analyses a High Court dispute between a council and a leisure centre provider over where losses arising from closure of facilities during the current coronavirus pandemic fall.
January 29, 2021

A bold new world?

Kieran McGaughey provides some practical tips for local authorities in tackling the new subsidy control regime.
January 29, 2021

Public open spaces and development

The conflict between the need for open spaces for recreation and the availability of land for residential development has resulted in another interesting Court of Appeal decision, writes Christopher Cant.