Webinars on Demand

Local Government Law Update 2016 - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square

RCJ and Supreme Court 146x219Recorded in April 2016, leading barrister Richard Clayton QC outlines and analyses the key local government cases of the preceding 12 months across a range of disciplines. Includes a comprehensive downloadable paper.

Course level: Update

Running Time: 42 minutes 

Date of recording: 10th April 2016

Downloadable paper: Yes

 

Social care

•    Ordinary residence.

•    Calculation of contribution to care home fees.

•    Care home fees - what is nursing work.

•    Best interests - can court of appeal compel an authority to provide a care package that the LA did not want to provide?

Education

•    SEN and legitimate expectation.

•    P56, discrimination and budget cuts. Free transport for church school pupils.

Planning

•    Planning and adverse effect on a town centre of out-of-town shopping centre.

•    The obligation of councils to defend JR claims.

•    When are EIAs required?

Housing

•    Homelessness, and out of borough accommodation.

•    Hotak and priority needs.

•    Housing Benefit and the benefit cap.

Governance

•    Consultation and cuts – Moseley.

•    Duty to re-consult.

•    The need to provide reasons for decisions.

•    Standard of review - does proportionality replace Wednesday principles for JR cases absent HR or EU cases?

Procurement

•    Appeals against stays.

•    Procurement and the public interest.

•    Contractual variations and the new public procurement rules.

•    Terminating contracts.

Richard Clayton QCRichard Clayton QC covers a wide range of advisory and litigation work in the local government field: eg on vires powers and financing, constitutional and standards issues, education, housing, social services/community care and mental health, planning and environmental cases, public procurement, health care and human rights.

He has appeared in many Supreme Court, House of Lords and Privy Council cases, most recently last year in the important FOI case, Kennedy v Charity Commission. Richard is ranked in Chambers Directory as a Leading Silk in Public Law, Human Rights and Local Government Law.

Richard Clayton QC covers a wide range of advisory and litigation work in the local government field: eg on vires powers and financing, constitutional and standards issues, education, housing, social services/community care and mental health, planning and environmental cases, public procurement, health care and human rights. He has appeared in many Supreme Court, House of Lords and Privy Council cases, most recently last year in the important FOI case, Kennedy v Charity Commission. Richard is ranked in Chambers Directory as a Leading Silk in Public Law, Human Rights and Local Government Law.