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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Ruck Keene analyses an important (but nuanced) Court of Protection decision in a case where a deputy suspended parents' contact with a 30 year old man with autism during the first nationwide lockdown.
In February 2020, the Court of Appeal decided that the Government policy on airport expansion at Heathrow was unlawful on climate change grounds. The Supreme Court has now reversed this decision. David Hart QC considers this development.
Stephanie Hall looks at a recent Court of Appeal judgment which concerns whether paragraph 90 of the NPPF means what it says when it suggests that permission “should be refused” for development having a significant adverse impact on a retail centre.
This unique book charts how partnerships, involving local authorities, the private sector and/or the voluntary sector, can be established within the current legal and accounting framework. Kieran McGaughey reviews the text.
The following Information Law precedent from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering data protection after the final withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
The pandemic has introduced new hurdles in the provision of local authority led leisure services. Peter Ware, Catherine Rustomji and Alex Kynoch look at the different options available to councils, including establishing a charity.
Anna Dannreuther analyses a recent judgment that discussed anticipatory deprivation of liberty orders in the context of prospective loss of capacity and the tension between respecting a young person’s autonomy and protecting them from harm when making best interest decisions.
Martin Carter explains the Court of Appeal’s decision in R (Friends of the Earth Limited) v Secretary of State for Transport  EWCA Civ 13, which provides useful clarification on whether the Aarhus costs caps in the CPR are inclusive or exclusive of VAT.
Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by a recent Procurement Policy Note, writes Andrew Millross. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this guidance.
Paul G Tucker QC compares the approach and outcome in two appeals with very similar characteristics which give rise to a very different outcome as a result of residential appeals determined at the end of last year.
The Administrative Court recently upheld a conviction for failure to comply with an enforcement notice despite the council losing an Article 4 direction. Roderick Morton looks at the lessons to be learned.