Jan 24, 2022
Family Division judge backs proposals for future applications for third party disclosure from Prison Service and similar bodies
A judge in the Family Division of the High Court has backed proposals made by the Justice Secretary for how parties seeking disclosure from the HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) in public law children proceedings should approach the issue.
Jan 20, 2022
Judge criticises housing association over anti-social behaviour injunction bid, awards £27,500 damages for anti-discrimination counterclaim
A judge has strongly criticised Rosebery Housing Association on its mishandling of a case where it sought an injunction against residents for anti-social behaviour.
Jan 17, 2022
Welsh Government promises "one clear legal framework" with implementation of Renting Homes (Wales) Act in July
The Welsh Government intends to implement the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on 15 July, Climate Change Minister Julie James has confirmed.
Jan 13, 2022
Councils win appeal over final injunctions against unauthorised encampment and prevention of newcomers occupying land
A High Court judge was wrong to hold that the court cannot grant final injunctions against unauthorised encampment that prevent newcomers from occupying and trespassing on land, the Court of Appeal has said.
Jan 12, 2022
If the Government introduces the proposed new ‘Protect Duty', local authorities will require significant resource and capacity to ensure that those within its scope are aware of their responsibilities and comply, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Jan 10, 2022
Gove sets deadline for residential property developers to agree action plan for remediation of unsafe cladding
The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, has given developers a deadline of early March to agree a fully funded plan of action including remediating unsafe cladding on 11-18 metre buildings.
Dec 30, 2021
Lincolnshire Police has issued a dispersal order after receiving multiple reports of hare coursing.
Dec 22, 2021
Court of Appeal allows appeal by tenant over possession claim and correction of breach of public sector equality duty
The Court of Appeal has handed down a ruling on the impact of the public sector equality duty (PSED) on a claim for possession of rented residential premises.
Dec 14, 2021
A cinema at the centre of a dispute surrounding Covid-19 vaccination passports has had its shutters bolted shut by Swansea Council after refusing to heed a closure order.
Nov 26, 2021
In October, there was a decision in the Scottish courts which will be of interest to data protection practitioners and lawyers when interpreting Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (law enforcement processing) and more generally the UK GDPR, writes Alistair Sloan.
Nov 25, 2021
Ombudsman urges councils to heed new guidance and improve the way they work with victims of domestic abuse
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has released new guidance for councils on improving services for domestic abuse victims in anticipation of the implementation of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
Nov 11, 2021
A woman who made repeated complaints about her neighbours should have been informed of the legal tools available to tackle anti-social behaviour, including the Community Trigger, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has found.