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Do local authorities have the power to impose a full scale local 'lockdown'? UPDATED

Christopher Bevan examines the powers available to local authorities particularly under Regulation 6 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 in providing a local public health response to the incidence and spread of coronavirus. Read more
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September 30, 2020

Largest affordable homes provider in North West to hold soft market testing on procurement of legal services framework

The largest provider of affordable homes in the North West, Torus, is seeking input from the market “as to what might be the most potentially attractive way of packaging and scoping a future procurement opportunity for a legal services framework.
September 29, 2020

Tenth Family, Drug and Alcohol Court launched in Midlands

The UK’s 10th Family, Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) has been launched this week in the Midlands.
September 29, 2020

New High Court judge assigned to Family Division

Robert Peel QC has been appointed a Justice of the High Court, assigned to the Family Division.
September 29, 2020

Court finds retention of data obtained under Prevent Strategy when claimant was 11 year old unlawful

The Metropolitan Police’s retention of data on a 16-year-old child (known as II) from the age of 11 was unlawful and a disproportionate interference with his right to private life, a High Court judge has ruled.

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September 30, 2020

The resumption of Part 55 CPR possession cases

Raghav Trivedi provides an outline of practice and procedure in light of the resumption of Part 55 CPR possession cases.
September 29, 2020

PSPOs - a vital tool for tackling anti-social behaviour

Kuljit Bhogal outlines the uses of Public Space Protection Orders for tackling drinking and other issues in public spaces.
September 28, 2020

Shared ownership reform

What do the new proposals on shared ownership mean for tenants and registered providers? Nalton Stembari, James Chaplin and James Howard explain.
September 28, 2020

Landlords and "no DSS" policies

A second county court has ruled that a landlord's “no DSS” lettings policy discriminated against disabled tenants. Sian Evans examines the case.
September 28, 2020

Housing Case Law Update - September 20

Michael Owen and Clive Adams analyse the latest housing law judgments from the High Court and highlight two recent reports from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
September 28, 2020

Uber and the fit and proper person test

Gerald Gouriet QC and Charles Holland examine the Deputy Senior District Judge's ruling that Uber is a fit and proper person to hold a London PHV operator's licence.
September 27, 2020

Possession - after the stay

Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker and Rebecca Sembuuze discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.

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September 25, 2020

Housing disrepair for local authority landlords - a practical guide

The following LexisNexis Local Government guidance note, produced in partnership with Alexander Bastin of Hardwicke, provides comprehensive and up to date legal information for local authorities covering all aspects of dealing with disrepair issues.
September 24, 2020

New equal pay guidance from the Court of Appeal

Anna Beale considers the importance of a recent Court of Appeal judgment in relation to equal pay.
September 24, 2020

Planning, the PSED and EIA alternatives

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important planning judgment on the Public Sector Equality and EIA alternatives, writes Charles Streeten.
September 24, 2020

Working with Planning Reform: Part 2

The Government has published its long awaited White Paper Planning for the Future. While we should embrace reform, what are the issues? In the second article in a two-part series the planning law team at Dentons looks at more of the main themes including s.106 agreements, removal of CIL and the consequences for local planning authorities.
September 24, 2020

Who decides who decides? Withdrawal of care proceedings

Where a local authority determines that the medical evidence falls short of proving that an injury to a child was deliberately inflicted, in what circumstances should it be allowed to withdraw its application? Laura Vickers reports.
September 24, 2020

Proportionality and the Regulator’s decision to prosecute in the time of Coronavirus

Has the public interest test for prosecution been changed in the regulatory context by COVID-19? James Puzey analyses the issues.
September 24, 2020

Striking out failure to remove claims

Steven Ford QC, Andrea Ward and Joanne Kingsland report on a council's successful bid to secure a strike out, following the Supreme Court ruling in CN & GN v Poole, of a 'failure to remove' claim.
September 24, 2020

The 24 September Coronavirus Restrictions

Gary Grant examines the main provisions of the latest coronavirus regulations imposing restrictions on opening hours and the service of food and drink.
September 23, 2020

Extra-Care schemes after the Rectory Homes decision

John Pugh-Smith looks at the potential to avoid further muddle and misunderstanding in relation to Extra-Care schemes, following the High Court's ruling in the Rectory Homes case.
September 17, 2020

Do local authorities have the power to impose a full scale local 'lockdown'? UPDATED

Christopher Bevan examines the powers available to local authorities particularly under Regulation 6 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 in providing a local public health response to the incidence and spread of coronavirus.