The claim brought by ADSO (the Association of Democratic Services Officers) and LLG (Lawyers in Local Government), along with Hertfordshire County Council, to allow for the continuation of local authority remote meetings beyond the 6th May 2021 has been issued in the High Court.
The claim also included an application for the Court to expedite proceedings to ensure a decision is made before the deadline.
The Local Government Association, the National Association of Local Councils and the Welsh Government Minister for Housing and Local Government have been listed as interested parties and will have the opportunity to submit evidence should they wish.
LLG and ADSO said they now await a response from the Court as to the timeline and the hearing date.
ADSO Chair John Austin and LLG President Quentin Baker said in a joint statement: “We are pleased with the quality of our evidence and we thank all those authorities who have both written to the Secretary of State and submitted evidence to us in support of our claim.”