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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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  NEWS

September 17, 2020

High Court allows appeal by claimant after council bids to withdraw admissions of liability in failure to remove case

An unnamed South Wales local authority has been stopped by the High Court from withdrawing three admissions of lability made in a lengthy dispute over the care while a child of J, who is now aged 20 and seeks damages.
September 17, 2020

Government upholds decision by council to issue direction cancelling international boat show

The Minister of State for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Nadine Dorries MP, has upheld Southampton City Council’s decision to issue a direction which cancelled the Southampton International Boat Show (Boats 2020).
September 16, 2020

Union calls on care workers who make multiple visits to claim payments for travelling time

Trade union Unison has urged care workers and others to enter litigation over payments for time spent travelling between work appointments, following an Employment Tribunal ruling.
September 16, 2020

Government extends period of protection for commercial tenants from eviction

The government has extended protection for commercial tenants from eviction until the end of the year, the Communities Secretary has announced.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

September 17, 2020

POCA and planning offenders

Roderick Morton considers a recent Court of Appeal ruling which suggests the pendulum is swinging back towards a more balanced view of POCA confiscations in planning cases.
September 17, 2020

Money for nothing?

Catherine Urquhart looks at the background to why sacked employees are chasing interim relief.
September 17, 2020

Public law children case update: contact, nationality and stays

Georgina Dalton summarises the latest public law children rulings, covering issues such as contact during care, changing the nationality of children in care, and practice on granting short-term stays.
September 17, 2020

Emergency Services collaboration

Nathan East considers the PEEL report which looked into the successes and pitfalls of police-to-police collaboration.
September 17, 2020

Working with Planning Reform

The Dentons Planning Law Blog looks at the issues arising out of the Government's proposals for planning reform, including in relation to zoning and affordable housing.
September 17, 2020

Decisions whether to prosecute

Ben Williams sets out the general principles when it comes to decisions to prosecute.
September 17, 2020

Employment law and Covid-19

This Employment guidance note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering employment law issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
September 15, 2020

The "Rule of 6" Coronavirus Regulations

Gary Grant sets out the key elements of the government's new 'Rule of 6' regulations.

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September 14, 2020

The LLG Grapevine 14th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the EU Withdrawal Agreement, obesity, council audits, The Housing Ombudsman Annual Report, disqualification of non-compliant bids, employment law considerations of working from home, and more.
September 10, 2020

The NPPF and “out-of-date”

The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment on the meaning of “out-of-date” in paragraph 11(d) in the National Planning Policy Framework. Matthew Fraser sets out the key points.
September 10, 2020

Possession Notices – all change once more!

Alex Loxton sets out the government's proposed changes to the notice periods to be given to tenants when seeking possession of a property.
September 10, 2020

TUPE and splitting contracts of employment

Can a contract of employment be divided between transferees following a TUPE transfer? Charles Pigott examines a recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
September 10, 2020

Homelessness application: Interim relief, suitability and housing benefit

Clare Cullen considers a recent High Court decision to adjourn a case considering the suitability of interim accommodation where further information was required.
September 10, 2020

Planning inspectors and "split decisions"

A Planning Court judge has ruled on the proper approach to split decisions. John Hunter and Killian Garvey explain the outcome.
September 10, 2020

Noises and Smells

James Burton, Rose Grogan and Katherine Barnes provide a practical overview of the statutory and policy framework available to local authorities and others to address noises and smells.
September 10, 2020

What do the proposed planning reforms mean for landowners?

In this webinar, Paul Campbell, Zack Simons and other guests explain the proposed new planning reforms.
September 09, 2020

An opportunity not to be missed

John Howell MP and John Pugh-Smith call on the government, in its reform of the planning system, to take steps to promote the use of ADR.
September 04, 2020

Cyfraith ddwy-ieithog a’r iaith Gymraeg yn y Llys Gweinyddol

Mewn penderfyniad diweddar parthed ad-drefnu ysgolion yng Nghymru ceir cymorth barnwrol, am y tro cyntaf, ar y dull gywir i ddehongli statud dwy-ieithog. Mae’r dyfarniad yn pwysleisio pwysigrwydd yr Iaith Gymraeg yn fwy eang, hefyd, ysgrifenna Owain Rhys James ac Isabelle Knight.
September 04, 2020

Bilingual devolved legislation, the Welsh language and public law

A recent High Court judgment deals with the mechanics of school reorganisation in Wales. However, the Court’s approach to interpretation of bilingual devolved legislation, and the importance of the Welsh language more generally, is of broader importance and interest to public law practitioners in Wales, write Owain Rhys James and Isabelle Knight.
September 03, 2020

Standing to bring a procurement challenge

A Technology & Construction Court judge recently ruled that a consortium bringing a procurement claim was not an economic operator under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and would have had no chance of winning a hypothetical procurement. Colin Ricciardello analyses the judge's reasoning.