Fiona Scolding QC, Christopher Jacobs, Carine Patry, Ben Fullbrook and Alex Goodman offer some preliminary thoughts on the scope of the public inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic inquiry, scheduled to commence in 2022, focusing in particular on the inquiry’s “terms of reference”.
Can the High Court to still authorise, under its inherent jurisdiction, the deprivation of liberty of a child under the age of 16 following amendments to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010? Tahmina Rahman, barrister at 1GC Family Law, considers the issues.
Nick Murrell discusses two non-binding employment tribunal decisions concerning measures to protect pregnant workers during the pandemic and the dismissal of an employee who refuses to obey a management instruction due to COVID-related risks being automatically unfair.
Recently, in R (SC, CB and 8 children) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & ors  UKSC 26 (“SC”), the Supreme Court held that the two-child rule (contained in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016) limiting key subsistence benefits to two children per household, was lawful. Yaaser Vanderman investigates.
In the case of Farnham-Oliver v RM Educational Resources LTD, the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court allowed a Personal Injury claim (“PI claim”) to be pursued by an employee against his former employer despite the parties signing a Settlement Agreement in respect of an Employment Tribunal claim on the same issue. Julie Bann and James Hughes report.
Jonathan Auburn QC examines the impact of the recent decision in CHF & ORS, R (On the Application Of) v Newick Church of England Primary School & Anor  EWCA Civ 613 on the need for and provision of off-site schooling by schools and local authorities.
Although the facts related to a commercial dispute, the Technology and Construction Court’s recent approach to determining if something is a fixture or fitting applies across a range of legal areas, write Clive Adams, Stathis Kosteletos and Elena-Lucia Singleton.
Katherine Langley explores some of the more common types of claim that arise in a school setting to provide insight into the principles that will be considered when civil claims are brought and steps that can be taken by schools when implementing policies and procedures.
The following LexisNexis practice note is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to Local Government and explains the role of local government lawyers and provides an overview of the primary legal disciplines they will encounter.
Lynsey Oakdene and Kathryn Vickers consider recent decisions on the role of expedited trials in maintaining automatic suspensions and the admissibility of expert evidence; other notable cases; and the government’s newest judicial review reform proposals.
The High Court recently dismissed a claim for judicial review of a decision to grant planning permission and listed building consent for a rear extension to a listed residential dwelling in Cambridge. Jack Parker explains why.
Desmond Kilcoyne unpacks the relief from sanctions principles, considering the Denton test, applications for an extension of time, applications in respect of failure to comply with orders or otherwise which are outside the scope of Denton, alongside a look at practical guidance on preparing to apply for relief from sanctions.
Lynsey Oakdene and Kathryn Vickers highlight a recent judicial review case in which the claim form was set aside because it was served late and the court declined to exercise its case management powers.
Roderick Morton analyses an appeal against a decision of an inspector to dismiss the appellant's appeal against an enforcement notice issued by a council in respect of the unauthorised conversion of a property into two flats.
Fran Massarella reports on an appeal against an order refusing a mother’s application for permission to dispense with the requirement for the local authority to give notice of the proceedings to the child’s biological father.