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Court of Appeal says coronavirus stay also covers appeals against possession orders

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  NEWS

May 29, 2020

Residents fail in legal bid to stop demolition of flyover as part of Commonwealth Games works

A group of residents has failed to win permission for a judicial review challenge over a decision by Birmingham City Council to demolish the A34 Perry Barr flyover.
May 29, 2020

Judge criticises local authority and Children's Guardian over efforts to identify birth father but declines to revoke adoption order

A Family Division judge has rejected a birth father’s application under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court to revoke an adoption order made in November 2019, despite levelling criticisms at the local authority and Children's Guardian over a lack of…
May 29, 2020

Planning Inspectorate to scale up virtual hearings in June

The Planning Inspectorate has unveiled plans to hold at least another 20 hearings and inquiries and an additional 15 hearings for national infrastructure projects in June.
May 29, 2020

Local government litigation solicitor handed judicial post

A senior solicitor in the litigation department at City of Wolverhampton Council has been appointed as a judge.
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  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

May 29, 2020

The meaning of 'listed building'

The Supreme Court has ruled whether a Planning Inspector is able to determine whether an item which has been designated as a listed building is in fact a building, write Richard Harwood QC and Catherine Dobson.
May 29, 2020

Planning and re-starting the housing market

Simon Randle, Vivienne Sedgley and Katharine Elliot analyse government measures to restart the housing market and how they impact on the planning system.
May 29, 2020

Developing potential

Mark Smulian highlights the role that EM LawShare's Development Network plays in advancing the careers of local government lawyers.
May 29, 2020

Coronavirus and the Development Agreement

It is important to review existing Development Agreements and associated contract documentation, writes V. Charles Ward, given that all significant development delays have contractual consequences, particularly for housing regeneration.
May 29, 2020

The no-nonsense guide to biodiversity net gain

Jonathan Easton and Constanze Bell break down the need-to-know aspects of biodiversity net gain (BNG) in their "no-nonsense" guide on the issue.
May 29, 2020

Scottish City deals: governance, transparency and accountability

Rory Alexander calls for improvements to be made to the governance structures for Scottish city deals.
May 28, 2020

Housing in lockdown: avoid the pause button

Tom Lawal reviews the number of ways COVID-19 can effect the progression and outcome of housing cases and how practitioners can continue to engage in effective case management during this challenging period.
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School Admissions Appeals - New Coronavirus Regulations

VWV Education Partner Yvonne Spencer explains the new regulations that have been enforced in relation to schools admissions appeals.

Can planning meet the renewable energy challenge?

With experts saying that renewable energy could power an economic recovery from the Coronavirus, planning lawyers may soon be busy delivering renewable energy schemes. Philip Robson, Giles Cannock QC, Rebecca Williams, Chris Calvert and Peter Nesbit discuss.

Appeals in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

Vilma Vodanovic and Tom Tyson provide practical, step by step guidance on the appeals process, explaining the procedure, the distinctions from the civil courts and gives tips from both the Appellant and Local Authority's perspectives.

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May 28, 2020

Flexible tenancies and possession

When to serve an NSP, NTQ, NST, BN or FN – nobody said housing law was easy! Jon Holbrook looks at the issues arising out of flexible tenancies.
May 28, 2020

Housing case law update - May 2020

Michael Owen, Helen Gascoigne and Tom Bradbury round up the latest rulings from the High Court and the Supreme Court.
May 28, 2020

Environmental, Social and Governance – A sector wide opportunity

Why should Registered Providers be focusing on ESG? Deborah Rowntree explains.
May 28, 2020

Committal applications during COVID-19

Clare Jones and Sian Evans analyse the courts' approach to committal applications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020

Social landlords and relaxation of the lockdown

What does the easing of the lockdown mean for providers of social housing? John Murray explains.
May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Responsible contracting behaviour

Katrina Day and Lee Clarke summarise key recommendations from the Government on contracting and how they might impact on housing providers' relationships with contractors.
May 28, 2020

Homelessness and domestic violence

Andy Lane and Rowan Clapp examine government proposals of support for survivors of domestic violence who are facing homelessness.
May 28, 2020

Recent developments in additional and selective licensing

Tara O'Leary discusses some of the implications of the COVID-19 emergency for licensing litigation and summarises several important decisions which have emerged during a very productive period at the courts and tribunals.
May 26, 2020

The interface between statutory nuisance and disability discrimination

A 67-year-old woman with a neurological disorder that causes her to make involuntary sounds and noises has failed in a judicial review challenge over a noise abatement notice. Charles Holland examines the judgment.
May 22, 2020

School Admissions Appeals - New Coronavirus Regulations

VWV Education Partner Yvonne Spencer explains the new regulations that have been enforced in relation to schools admissions appeals.
May 22, 2020

Injuncting Ofsted reports

The Court of Appeal has maintained the heightened hurdle test when it comes to seeking an injunction over an Ofsted report, says Peter Oldham QC.
May 22, 2020

The end of R v Ghosh and the new test for criminal dishonesty

A recent judgment of the Court of Appeal is likely to be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams, writes Matt Marsh.
May 22, 2020

Don’t put it in writing! Problems in store for local authority environmental crime

Ben Mills analyses an important ruling on the powers of local authorities to investigate environmental crime.
May 22, 2020

How does ADR help "to do better"?

In this second article John Pugh-Smith reviews the results of recent membership surveys of the Compulsory Purchase Association and the Planning and Environment Bar Association and their successful outworkings particularly in the fields of compulsory acquisition and statutory compensation.
May 22, 2020

The power to make a Public Path Diversion Order

Richard Humphreys QC sets out points for councils, vendors, purchasers and owners of adjacent land when it comes to the diversion of public paths.
May 21, 2020

Public law (children) update

Michael Jones, barrister at Deans Court Chambers, rounds up the most important Court of Appeal and Family Division judgments in public law childcare cases so far this year.
May 21, 2020

Holiday pay and annual leave on furlough

Debra Gers examines the government guidance on holiday pay and annual leave for employees on furlough.
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