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High Court declaration in case concerning landfill site regulation by Environment Agency “went beyond the scope of the court’s functions”: Court of Appeal

A declaration by a High Court judge, which required the Environment Agency to achieve prescribed outcomes within a prescribed timetable in relation to a landfill site, went beyond the scope of the court's functions in dealing with a claim that the regulator was acting incompatibly with the Convention rights of a five-year-old boy with serious health problems, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Read more
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  NEWS

January 18, 2022

Court of Appeal overturns High Court ruling that award of £560,000 focus group contract to friends of Dominic Cummings was unlawful

The Government has won an appeal over a High Court ruling that its decision to award a £560,000 contract for the provision of focus group and communications support services during the pandemic to Public First without public notice or competition gave rise to…
January 18, 2022

Council leader issues second statement on £4m food safety “abuse of process” settlement, defends former chief executive at predecessor authority

The Leader of North Northamptonshire has issued a second statement in a bid to clarify its decision to pay £4m to a publican who alleged abuse of process in a food safety case brought against him by East Northamptonshire District Council more than 20 years…
January 18, 2022

Magistrates to have power to impose year-long prison sentences in latest bid to tackle Crown Court backlog

The maximum 6-month prison sentence that can currently be handed out by Magistrates is to be doubled to a year, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has announced.
January 18, 2022

Ombudsman raps council for delayed damp repairs, finds severe maladministration

Great Yarmouth Borough Council failed to deal with mould growth throughout a resident’s home that was causing damage, and then delayed in putting right faulty improvement works that worsened the situation, an investigation by the Housing Ombudsman has found.
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  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

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.
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Capacity and sex – the Supreme Court decision in JB

Vikram Sachdeva QC, Parishil Patel QC, Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alex Ruck Keene, Ian Brownhill and Nicola Kohn explain the Supreme Court’s decision and discuss its implications for practitioners in the field of mental capacity and best interests.

The LLG Grapevine 15th November

Dennis Hall looks back over the last edition of the bulletin highlighting points of interest, pulling in government policy and national news to give you a quick round-up of topical developments.

Trowers' second annual mini-conference on building safety

Trower's mini-conference looked at the key aspects of the Building Safety Bill published in July 2021 and some key themes and processes of the Government's plans to reform the fire and structural safety regime for buildings in England as they have developed.

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  MORE FEATURES

January 13, 2022

Momentum for Heat Network Roll Out Gathers Pace

Steve Gummer discusses the increased momentum for a Heat Network Rollout.
January 13, 2022

Unconscious Bias, Discrimination and a Warning to Public Sector Employers

Christian Grierson and Julie Bann discuss two employment tribunal judgements, which provide a stark warning to public sector employers about unconscious bias and discrimination.
January 12, 2022

The 'right to manage' and shared estate facilities

In a key ruling on the 'right to manage' and wider estate facilities, the Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal's ruling in Gala Unity. Simon Allison and Kimberley Ziya consider the implications.
January 07, 2022

Levelling up – A new opportunity for further devolution in England?

Rob Hann explores the Government's 'levelling up' policy and looks at whether it is an opportunity for further devolution in England.
January 07, 2022

Waste is only waste if we waste it*

Michael Mousdale examines the measures in relation to waste enforcement and regulation set out in Part 3 of the Environment Act 2021 and assesses their impact on local authorities.
January 05, 2022

First Homes: model Section 106 agreement

The Government has issued model s106 agreements for use with First Homes delivered through developer contributions. Stuart Tym examines the detail.
January 04, 2022

Property guardianship companies and HMO licensing

Property guardianship companies and a director were recently held liable for failing to licence premises as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). Tara O’Leary explains the ruling.
January 04, 2022

Time limits for commencing proceedings in procurement challenges

Colin Ricciardiello discusses a landmark procurement challenge judgment on the time limit for commencing proceedings.
January 04, 2022

Too little too late: a successful PSED challenge to a possession order

The Court of Appeal recently considered the impact of the public sector equality duty (“PSED”) on a claim for possession of rented residential premises; in particular, whether an earlier breach of the PSED can latterly be remedied, and to what extent. Robert Winspear analyses the ruling.
January 04, 2022

Stay Class-E

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Secretary of State’s amendments to the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) and the Use Classes Order (UCO) were not unlawful. Megan Forbes reports.
December 22, 2021

Have you gotta have faith?

Scott Mounfield explores the concept of good faith in the context of construction contracts for public bodies, and what the recent decision in Van Oord Ltd v Dragados Ltd does for this area of law.
December 22, 2021

Application for licence for 24-hour delivery of alcohol turned down

A district judge has upheld a council’s decision to refuse a licence for 24-hour London alcohol delivery in London. Horatio Waller explains why.
December 22, 2021

The Electronic Communications Code and what local authorities need to know

Emma Barnfield and Jeni Hanstock set out some of the issues that local authorities need to be aware of when it comes to the Electronic Communications Code.
December 21, 2021

Public law children case update

Mary Brodie looks at recent judgments of the Court of Appeal and the High Court in public law children proceedings.
December 17, 2021

Boosting supply of supported housing and integration of housing, health and care

Caroline Mostowfi examines government measures that seek to address demand for supported housing.
December 17, 2021

Home education, content, local authority policy (Goodred v Portsmouth City Council)

David Wolfe considers the practical implications of the Goodred v Portsmouth City Council case, looking at Home education, content and local authority policy.
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