Nov 25, 2020
A landlord who pleaded guilty to two offences of failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice has been handed a confiscation order of nearly £260,000.
Nov 11, 2020
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal over whether a car-cruising injunction was properly granted, given what was said to be the alternative remedy available to Birmingham City Council of itself making a public spaces protection order (PSPO).
Nov 10, 2020
Civil Procedure Rules to be amended so that district judges can hear breaches of Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions
The Civil Procedure Rules are to be amended “to correct three unintended effects” of changes that came into force at the beginning of October.
Nov 06, 2020
Court of Appeal rejects challenge to £31m decision by city council to retrofit sprinklers to tower blocks after Grenfell
Birmingham City Council has defeated a Court of Appeal challenge over whether it failed to take account of legally relevant matters when on 24 May 2018 it confirmed its decision to retrofit sprinklers in its tower blocks following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London.
Nov 06, 2020
Police arrest gym owner on suspicion of breaching COVID lockdown regulations, council issues venue with prohibition notice
Essex Police have arrested a gym owner in Harlow on suspicion of breaching coronavirus legislation.
Nov 05, 2020
Administrative Court allows appeal by tenant on extending time for service of notice of appeal in ASB case
A Plymouth woman has successfully appealed over a closure order imposed on her home after complaints of anti-social behaviour.
Oct 30, 2020
Council serves Community Protection Notice on major retailer for failing to enforce mask wearing in store
A London borough has issued a Community Protection Notice to all B&M stores in its borough for failing to enforce the wearing of face coverings despite having received a Community Protection Warning Notice last month.
Oct 20, 2020
Civil Justice Council report identifies significant problems around anti-social behaviour injunctions
Anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBIs) – which were introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 – are not working, a report published this month by the Civil Justice Council has claimed.
Oct 15, 2020
High Court upholds refusal by judge to admit witness statement from council officer in eviction proceedings brought by housing association
The High Court has dismissed an application to overturn a judge’s refusal to allow tenants to rely on a witness statement from a council officer in eviction proceedings brought by a housing association.
Oct 13, 2020
Individuals affected by Ealing abortion clinic PSPO look to take case to European Court of Human Rights
Two individuals affected by the imposition of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which created a "buffer zone" around an abortion clinic in Ealing, have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, Landmark Chambers has reported.