Cheshire East

High Court rejects claim council was vicariously liable after employee on “frolic of her own” leaked social care records

Luton Borough Council was not vicariously liable for the acts of an employee who leaked sensitive data about a woman and her children, in what a High Court judge called a "classic case" of the employee being on a "frolic of her own". Read more
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background

  NEWS

January 27, 2022

Cumbria renews judicial review bid over local government reorganisation

Cumbria County Council has renewed its application for a judicial review of the government's plans to divide the county into two east-west unitary councils.
January 27, 2022

External auditor slams legal, governance and finance failings over multi-million pound arts centre refurbishment project run by London borough

The lack of formal consideration of external legal advice, the lack of completed legal land transfer documentation and the lack of properly executed written legal arrangements covering the provision of funding to its wholly owned housing development company…
January 27, 2022

Court of Protection approves move to Jewish care home in best interests of 86-year-old despite council, Official Solicitor being against

An elderly man who may not have long to live can move from a general nursing home into a Jewish one, the Court of Protection has ruled.
January 27, 2022

High Court rules National Disability Strategy unlawful over consultation failings

The National Disability Strategy has been declared unlawful by the High Court over flaws in the consultation held for it.
For more news, please scroll down

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

January 28, 2022

Structure and form of commercial contracts

LexisNexis provides commercial practice notes covering the structure and form of commercial contracts, with comprehensive and up to date legal information.
January 28, 2022

Listing assets of community value

The High Court has ruled that a council’s refusal to list local sports field as an asset of community value was unlawful. Jenny Wigley QC analyses the judgment.
January 28, 2022

Practice Direction 57AC in practice

Marion Smith QC, Joe-han Ho, Ruth Keating and Philippe Kuhn examine the latest court ruling on PD 57AC.
January 28, 2022

Age assessment and the Kent Intake Unit social worker guidance

The High Court has ruled that the Home Office acted unlawfully in detaining unaccompanied young people for age assessments at a port in Kent. Shu Shin Luh and Antonia Benfield explain why.
January 28, 2022

Court of Protection case review

Lauren Gardner reports on some significant recent judgments in the Court of Protection.
January 28, 2022

The Covid-19 inquiry is coming

What does the Covid-19 inquiry mean for local authorities? Olivia Carter and David Owens explain.
January 27, 2022

Key changes in the School Admissions Code 2021

James Dix considers changes in the School Admissions Code 2021 in relation to in-year admissions, looked after children and Fair Access Protocols.
For more features, please scroll down

Sponsored Editorial

Slide background

On demand webinars

To view any of the webinars below, just click on the title. No payment or additional software is required. To see all forthcoming webinars, please click here.

Considering the Government's response to the Transforming Public Procurement consultation

Rebecca Rees is joined by speakers from the Cabinet Office and the housing sector in Trowers and Hamlins' latest procurement webinar exploring the Government's response to the Transforming Public Procurement consultation.

Contract law update: A review of key 2021 cases

Rowan Turrall is joined by members of her team to look back over some of the key contract law cases of 2021.

How to understand damp and mould claims

Krishma Patel and Stefan Liberadzki consider when damp and mould disrepair is actionable, among other questions.

  MORE NEWS

  MORE FEATURES

January 27, 2022

Local Authority Sports and Leisure provision – Challenges Post-Covid19

With the unique circumstances posed by the Covid 19 pandemic and temporary closures of Council-sponsored sports and leisure facilities, Rob Hann, Sharpe Pritchard’s Head of Local Government outlines some of the challenges the sector faces.
January 21, 2022

Applying for planning permission - procedure

This planning practice note from LexisNexis outlines the procedure of applying for planning permission.
January 21, 2022

Bucking the Trend on Specific Performance Buckinghamshire Council v FCC Buckinghamshire Limited

Clare Mendelle and James Hughes highlight the wide definition of Third-Party Income and the measures the courts are prepared to take to enforce the terms of longstanding contracts, by analysing the Buckinghamshire Council v FCC Buckinghamshire Limited case.
January 21, 2022

EOTAS and suitability

Ilona Roberts and Bethany Hutchison consider the issue of ‘suitability’ in light of a recent EOTAS (‘education otherwise than at school’) case.
January 21, 2022

The Colston 4 and the listed building

Richard Harwood QC examines the relationship between listed building legislation and the decision to acquit the 'Colston 4'.
January 21, 2022

Planning enforcement orders and mixed use

The High Court has handed down judgment in a “significant” planning case considering the scope of a planning enforcement order where there is a mixed use, writes Leon Glenister.
January 21, 2022

PFI: time for a check-up

James Larmour looks at the key themes in the Infrastructure & Projects Authority’s (IPA’s) Phase 1 PFI Expiry Health Learnings Report.
January 21, 2022

Council tax and ‘self-contained units’

Sarah Sackman and Aidan Wills report on an important Council Tax case on the test for a ‘self contained unit’.
January 21, 2022

Allowing employees to respond to all allegations

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling in a case involving a council and an employee who attended a counter-demonstration shows that employers should convey all disciplinary allegations and consider alternatives to dismissal, writes Lindsey Hill.
January 17, 2022

Remedying breaches of the Public Sector Equality Duty

Is it possible to remedy a breach of the public sector equality duty (PSED)? Katherine Apps analyses an important Court of Appeal ruling.
January 14, 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - implications for property

Lexisnexis analyse the implications of COVID-19 on property.
January 14, 2022

Child Law Update

Michael Jones reviews some of the most signifcant public law children cases of 2021.
January 14, 2022

The Government’s response to the Transforming Public Procurement consultation: what will change and what will not?

Juli Lau, Colin Ricciardiello, Beth Edwards and Natasha Barlow analyse the Government’s response to the Transforming Public Procurement consultation.
January 14, 2022

Carriageways, footways and standards of maintenance

Shaun O'Neil and Nicola Hyam report on a recent case where a claimant sought to argue that a village road in the Lakes should have been maintained to the standards of a footway.
January 14, 2022

Shared ownership – reverse staircasing

Jonathan Jennings looks at what is involved where a shared ownership leaseholder wants to reduce their ownership share.
January 13, 2022

Court of Appeal cooks the (Canada) Goose

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by 15 councils over whether final injunctions can be granted against ‘newcomers’. Ranjit Bhose QC and Wayne Beglan analyse the ruling.
January 13, 2022

Momentum for Heat Network Roll Out Gathers Pace

Steve Gummer discusses the increased momentum for a Heat Network Rollout.
Slide background