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December 23, 2020

High Court judge allows legal challenge but declines to quash experimental traffic order

A High Court judge has allowed a legal challenge to the introduction of an experimental traffic order (ETO) in the City of London, but refused to quash the ETO.
December 23, 2020

National park authority secures interim injunction to prevent unauthorised felling of trees

The New Forest National Park Authority earlier this month (11 December) obtained an interim High Court injunction preventing further unauthorised felling or other works to trees protected by a woodland Tree Preservation Order.
December 23, 2020

Health Secretary facing legal challenge over failure to provide sight-impaired people with shielding information in accessible format

A blind woman has brought a legal challenge over the government’s alleged failure to provide her with accessible shielding information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 23, 2020

Trowers advises North East housing association on £110m refinancing

Law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised North Star Housing Group on a refinancing deal worth £110m.

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December 23, 2020

Procurement claims: practical insights on summary judgment and the automatic statutory suspension

Lynsey Oakdene sets out the lessons to be learned for contracting authorities and bidders from a recent procurement case concerning the award of a contract to provide an automatic number plate recognition system.
December 23, 2020

What next for local government re-organisation?

Anja Beriro examines whether the momentum towards significant reorganisation of local government in England has stalled.
December 23, 2020

Leading the way in health and safety

Sarah Greenhalgh and Adam Kendall consider the National Housing Federation Code of Governance’s requirement for housing associations to treat health and safety as an ‘overriding priority’.
December 22, 2020

Consulting on new policies

The Court of Appeal has confirmed the correct tests to apply to determine whether: (1) a public body has consulted fairly; and (2) is under a legitimate expectation to consult. Matthew Alderton analyses the ruling.
December 22, 2020

New local authority Covid enforcement powers

Gary Grant analyses the new enforcement tools that allow local authorities in England to take action against premises that do not comply with COVID-secure rules.
December 20, 2020

The Tier 4 Regulations: impact on businesses

Gary Grant sets out the key points for businesses from the Government's regulations implementing the new Tier 4.
December 18, 2020

Education tracker

This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to education lawyers covering the entire spectrum of education from early years foundation stage (EFYS) to further and higher education.

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December 18, 2020

Education tracker

This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to education lawyers covering the entire spectrum of education from early years foundation stage (EFYS) to further and higher education.
December 18, 2020

Guidance documents for abbreviated age assessments

The High Court recently found a city council’s guidance for abbreviated age assessments to be unlawful. Philip Rule explains why.
December 18, 2020

Running elections in 2021 - What's changing?

Elections are now likely to take place in May 2021. What are the challenges facing returning officers and their staff, running elections in a coronavirus (COVID-19) environment and what is being done to address them? Mark Heath explains.
December 18, 2020

The courts and the lack of secure accommodation for children

How does the Court approach the increasingly difficult decisions it faces in relation to the national shortage of secure accommodation for children? Ellen Lloyd analyses an important ruling.
December 18, 2020

Social housing and stigma

Scott Dorling analyses the government's efforts to address the stigma associated with social housing.
December 18, 2020

Inspecting the “soft estate"

A recent case examined liability for the collapse of roadside trees. Adrian Neale and Roger Carver look at the outcome.
December 16, 2020

Government proposals for procurement reform

Peter Ware discusses some of the key highlights from the Green Paper on procurement reform including a re-scoping of the underlying principles of public procurement, a streamlining of the recognised procurement procedures, and some potentially controversial proposals in relation to remedies.
December 15, 2020

Possession Proceedings update

Alice Richardson starts the first of a series of three Trinity Landlord and Tenant focused webinars by reviewing the updated guidance and regulations for possession proceedings in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
December 14, 2020

Services for Children: understanding the framework and how decisions are made

David Lock QC provides an introduction to health and social care law in relation to children.
December 11, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions and interim steps appeals

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court has this week (10 December 2020) dismissed appeals against interim steps taken by Birmingham City Council on summary reviews of two premises licences that arose out of trading in breach of restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector as part of the response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Charles Holland explains why.