Jun 01, 2020
The Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council has called for the local authority to be given more powers to implement a local lockdown in the area.
May 22, 2020
The Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee at City of Wolverhampton Council has revoked the premises licence of a pub for breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020.
May 07, 2020
A district judge has upheld a council’s decision to issue a community protection notice against the leader of a group of pro-life demonstrators erecting a picture of an aborted 24-week foetus in a town centre.
Apr 29, 2020
The Scottish Police Authority has appointed nine law firms to a legal services framework worth an estimated £3.84m.
Apr 22, 2020
Justices in Staffordshire were right to conclude that on the proper construction of section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, a council had no power to issue a Community Protection Notice (“CPN”) in the name of a mother concerning the conduct of her child, the Divisional Court has ruled.
Apr 20, 2020
The Metropolitan Police has agreed to review its governance of its Safer Schools Officers across London amidst concerns that their presence could have “disproportionately negative consequences” for black and minority ethnic groups, it has been reported.
Apr 06, 2020
The government has called on councils not to close parks unless it is impossible to maintain social distancing in them.
Apr 06, 2020
Liverpool City Council has launched a judicial review challenge of the government’s decision not to renew its landlord licensing scheme.
Apr 02, 2020
The Metropolitan Police face a judicial review over the governance of its safer schools officers and whether their presence could have disproportionately negative consequences for black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.
Apr 01, 2020
A pre-action protocol letter has been sent to the Government calling on it to reconsider the policy that all citizens are only permitted to leave the house for exercise once per day.
Mar 31, 2020
An order prohibiting car cruising in the Black Country continues to fulfil the purposes for which it was granted, and appears to be operating satisfactorily, the High Court has said.
Mar 27, 2020
Manchester housing association Mosscare St Vincent’s has been granted an urgent injunction against a tenant who continued to ignore government guidelines on social distancing by hosting parties for up to twenty people.
Mar 17, 2020
Judges have dismissed a legal challenge over an alleged systemic failure by a London council to provide adequate secure accommodation for children at risk of being detained in police cells in circumstances where normal local authority accommodation would be unsuitable to meet the risks they pose to the general public.
Mar 13, 2020
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for the suspension of the use of automated facial recognition (AFR) and predictive algorithms in policing in England and Wales, “until their impact has been independently scrutinised and laws are improved”.
Mar 11, 2020
The Supreme Court yesterday refused an application for permission to appeal in a dispute over the lawfulness of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) that created a ‘safe zone’ around an abortion clinic.
Mar 05, 2020
The Metropolitan Police will be able to apply for Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) under a pilot scheme beginning next month, the Home Office has announced.
Feb 26, 2020
The government has confirmed that the Attorney General, Suella Braverman, has given an undertaking to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry meaning that no oral evidence provided by individuals during modules 1, 2 and 3 of phase 2 will be used against the individual in any criminal proceedings.
Feb 26, 2020
An appellant has lost his appeal over a closure order under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 that meant he was barred from accessing his flat.
Feb 24, 2020
The Home Office will consult this spring on a proposed “Protect Duty” which would require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack.
Feb 20, 2020
The UK’s first official week dedicated to tackling antisocial behaviour (ASB) is being launched in March.
Feb 18, 2020
The ICO has recently said that it is satisfied that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has complied with its 2018 enforcement notice concerning the Gangs Matrix, following the deletion of 374 entries on the database.
Feb 12, 2020
The Housing Ombudsman has published new guidance notes aimed at assisting landlords with policies and in responding to complaints.
Jan 27, 2020
Lambeth Council has reached a joint agreement with all ten housing associations operating in the borough, with the ‘memorandum of understanding’ said to be the first of its kind in London.
Jan 27, 2020
The Government has unveiled plans for a new regulator to oversee the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings.
Jan 21, 2020
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the London Borough of Bromley over a High Court judge’s refusal to grant a borough-wide injunction on encampment at all accessible public spaces in the council’s area.