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The LLG Grapevine 12th October

Oct 12, 2020
Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the highlights of the LLG MO Conference including challenges and opportunities for Monitoring Officers, Governance and Scrutiny, The do's and don'ts of social media, the 95K exit cap, the LGA's position on the model code of conduct and intimidation in public life, and the conference round table discussion including the impact of Covid, health and well-being, virtual meeting provision and Law Society Council seat restructuring.

Collection and use of personal data: A guide for landlords

Oct 09, 2020
This webinar provides up to date guidance and advice for landlords and those who represent them on complying with data protection obligations, lawfully collecting CCTV for ASB and Tenancy Fraud investigations, and how such data can be used in court proceedings.

Using compulsory purchasing powers and the planning system to deliver regeneration and income

Oct 09, 2020
Christopher Stanwell examines how compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers can be secured and used in housing or mixed-use regeneration projects.

Public law and discrimination challenges to possession claims

Oct 08, 2020
This webinar considers the current state of play of such matters being raised in defences to possession claims, and increasingly (with discrimination) as a damages counterclaim as well, and considers strategies to deal effectively and confidently with them.

Dealing with mental health problems/capacity issues in ASB cases

Oct 08, 2020
In the second webinar of Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series, Kuljit Bhogal chairs a discussion on the different roles of each court and how they can be co-ordinated to secure expeditious outcomes in circumstances where the County Court sometimes defers to the CoP, whilst the CoP may want to defer to the County Court.

Housing-related Judicial Review

Oct 07, 2020
In light of the increase of housing-related judicial review, the third instalment of Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series provides a timely and focussed update and practical analysis of the law and procedure from pre-action protocol to costs.

Looking backwards to go forwards - Housing 2020 and 2021

Oct 07, 2020
In the first webinar in Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series, Ranjit Bhose QC, Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane and Ruchi Parekh provide their experience and insight into the highs and lows of housing past, and the opportunities and pitfalls to come.

The LLG Grapevine 28th September

Sep 28, 2020
Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss modern slavery, the CSPL review of institutions, local lock-downs, the adult social care winter plan, climate change, resumption of possession claims, local government earnings and demographics and the law society council seat reduction.

Possession - after the stay

Sep 28, 2020
Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker and Rebecca Sembuuze discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.

Permission In Principle: In Practice

Sep 16, 2020
Meeta Kaur, Zack Simons, Duncan Field, Heather Sargent and Simon Ricketts discuss permission in principle.

The LLG Grapevine 14th September

Sep 14, 2020
Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the EU Withdrawal Agreement, obesity, council audits, The Housing Ombudsman Annual Report, disqualification of non-compliant bids, employment law considerations of working from home, and more.

Noises and Smells

Sep 10, 2020
James Burton, Rose Grogan and Katherine Barnes provide a practical overview of the statutory and policy framework available to local authorities and others to address noises and smells.

What do the proposed planning reforms mean for landowners?

Sep 10, 2020
In this webinar, Paul Campbell, Zack Simons and other guests explain the proposed new planning reforms.

Data Protection and FOI/EIR requests – coming out of lockdown

Sep 09, 2020
Following the ICO's call for councils to make plans for returning to pre-covid levels of FOI work, Damien Welfare, Estelle Dehon, Isabella Buono and Rowan Clapp look ahead to the time when the regulatory environment returns to normal, and requesters are likely to expect their outstanding requests to be answered quickly.

Dealing with net zero, biodiversity and air quality issues in planning

Sep 08, 2020
Richard Barlow, Ben Standing, David Elvin QC and James Maurici QC consider the legal obligations and implications introduced by 'net zero' legislation. Also discussed: biodiversity net gain and dealing with air quality issues in planning.

The LLG Grapevine 7th September

Sep 07, 2020
Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath look back over the summer and discuss reforms of the planning, the EU-UK future relationship, guidance for schools, algorithims and children falling behind, whether public services were fit to respond to the pandemic, devolution, equality and the solicitors disciplinary tribunal, and the National Institute for Health Protection.

Delivering Infrastructure in Wales: Current issues

Sep 03, 2020
Russell Harris QC, James Maurici QC and Heather Sargent consider issues that infrastructure projects are currently facing in Wales, including the delivery of infrastructure in National Parks and AONBs, and the impact of the Habitats Regulations.

Possession update

Sep 02, 2020
Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall discuss the possession notices changes and the impact on social landlords.

Commercial Property and Property Litigation

Aug 26, 2020
Helen Marsh and Laura Hallett Lea discuss the challenges that tenants and landlords face as a result of COVID-19. They cover concessions, tenant break clauses and new lease following service of a break notice.

The Planning White Paper

Aug 11, 2020
In this webinar, Peter Village QC, Thomas Hill QC, Richard Harwood QC, Philippa Jackson and Victoria Hutton discuss what they say is considered the biggest shake-up of the planning system since 1947.

Landlord Complete Overview and Q&A Session

Aug 10, 2020
In this webinar, Laura Hallett Lea and Samantha Abdoolah give a brief overview of the process to evict a residential tenant, including how this has been impacted by COVID-19, along with some frequently asked questions.

Social Care: healthcare, contractual disputes need assessments and data protection

Aug 07, 2020
Leon Glenister, Admas Habteslasie, Stephen Knafler QC and Ben Fullbrook cover a range of adult social care issues, including the relationship between health and social care services, need assessments, contractual disputes and data protection.

New Class E: The planning implications

Aug 07, 2020
Meeta Kaur chairs an informal discussion focused on the changes to the Use Classes Order and how they have potentially fundamental consequences for land owners, developers, local authorities and communities.

New Class E: The legal implications

Aug 05, 2020
Meeta Kaur chairs an informal discussion focused on practical answers to the questions arising from the amended Use Classes Order.

Delivering Major Infrastructure: Land compensation and assessing the claim

Aug 03, 2020
Jacqueline Lean, Simon Pickles, Luke Wilcox and Colin Smith FRICS discuss land compensation, pursuing and resolving claims, s.7 claims, and injurious affection and tenant compensation.

Injunction applications

Jul 29, 2020
In this podcast, Alex Loxton and Sumi Begum discuss injunction applications and the courts' approach in light of COVID-19, together with the ban on possession proceedings.

So the Liberty Protection Safeguards are delayed until April 2022 - what should I do now?

Jul 28, 2020
In this webinar, Alex Ruck Keene discusses what LPS thinking can be incorporated now, what to do about community deprivation of liberty and the missing cohort - what to do about 16 and 17-year-olds.

Social Services Q&A session

Jul 28, 2020
In this webinar, Kella Bowers and Lucy Harris answer a number of questions on Social Services during the COVID-19 period involving children and adult services, care and mental health.

New taxi and PHV Standards

Jul 27, 2020
The Government last week (21 July) published the long-awaited Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Standards. Philip Kolvin QC discusses the implications of the new standards.

Highways Q&A Session

Jul 22, 2020
In this webinar, Elizabeth Bower, Nigel McCloy and Ridwaan Omar consider the challenges that local authorities have faced when inspecting and repairing highways during the COVID-19 crisis as well as future challenges in defending claims as a result of the pandemic.

Possession proceedings

Jul 20, 2020
Helen Tucker and Bex Sembuuze discuss how social landlords can get to grips with what's happening with possession cases during the evictions ban/possession stay.

Navigating school admission appeals during coronavirus

Jul 20, 2020
Yvonne Spencer considers the changes to school admissions appeals due to coronavirus and how they should be handled.

Service provision decisions, ordinary residence, and coronavirus and social care

Jul 16, 2020
In this instalment of Landmark Chambers' webinar series on adult social care, Stephen Knafler QC (Chair), Yaaser Vanderman and Leon Glenister discuss service provision decisions, ordinary residence and local authority responsibility, and coronavirus and social care.

Environmental law update

Jul 16, 2020
Celina Colquhoun, Rachel Sullivan and Stephen Tromans QC provide a case law update on air quality, climate change and other recent environmental decisions.

Joint planning across authority lines

Jul 16, 2020
The second webinar of their series analysing key elements of the local planning process sees Michael Bedford QC and Dr Ashley Bowes discuss joint planning across authority lines.

COVID-19 Recovery: What’s in the Business and Planning Bill?

Jul 15, 2020
In this webinar, a cross-chamber group of barristers analyse the Business and Planning Bill, discuss changes to the community infrastructure levy, and give an update on remote decision making and publicity and consultation issues during the COVID-19 era.

Planning - six-month update

Jul 14, 2020
Stuart Evans and Rachel Sutcliffe look at the latest legislative, case law, guidance and policy updates in planning law over the last six months.

Providing accommodation and support to those with an irregular immigration status

Jul 14, 2020
Since March 2020 there has been a phenomenal effort by local authorities to help those sleeping rough into accommodation in light of the danger posed by COVID-19 but now there is increasing concern about what to do next. Catherine Rowlands, Peggy Etiebet and Tara O'Leary discuss the next steps for local authorities.

Encouraging greener travel

Jul 13, 2020
Shivaji Shiva discusses the changes local authorities are making to their transport policies to encourage greener modes of transport in cities.

SEA/SA and Spatial Strategies

Jul 09, 2020
In the first webinar of their new series analysing key elements of the local planning process, James Findlay QC, Rob Williams and Emma Dring discuss SEA/SA and Spatial Strategies.

Property in Quarantine - Part 2: Mixed-use headaches and hurdles

Jul 08, 2020
The number of mixed-use developments continues to grow, both as a result of new developments and due to changes in use of existing stock. In this webinar, Katie Helmore and Simon Allison run through some key legal issues and pitfalls that can arise in mixed-use schemes.

Transparency in the Family Courts

Jul 08, 2020
Liam Kelly and Jack Harrison discuss the issue of transparency in family court proceedings.

Public Law Update: Forced Marriage

Jul 07, 2020
Patrick Gilmore talks about forced marriage and the recent decision of Re K, which is an important decision from the President of the Family Division.

Human rights challenges in relation to social care

Jul 06, 2020
In this webinar, Nicola Greaney, Steve Broach and Stephanie David discuss the right to life, inhuman and degrading treatment under Article 3 ECHR, ‘victim’ status and family members, and more.

Calculating housing land supply in the post-COVID era - 'deliverable' sites and other stories

Jul 03, 2020
The debate about whether the definition of 'deliverable site' in the Glossary to the NPPF, and used for the purposes of calculating a five-year housing land supply, is a 'closed list' of types of site has raged for some time. Josef Cannon, Rob Williams and Dr Ashley Bowes consider a recent important Planning Court case.

New guidance for statutory intervention & inspection

Jul 02, 2020
In light of recent issues regarding the financial struggles of local authorities, Mark Heath looks at the new guidance for managing intervention and inspection.

Airbnb, Booking.com etc - can a tenant use their premises for such short term occupation?

Jul 02, 2020
Andy Lane considers a recent case in the Upper Tribunal concerning the use of short-term occupation sites such as Airbnb.

Witnesses Giving Evidence: Getting it right first time

Jul 02, 2020
In this webinar, Nicola Kohn and Dr Penny Cooper discuss key strategies when using witnesses to give evidence.

Holborn Studios council meetings, consultation and access to documents

Jul 01, 2020
In two judgments in 2017 and 2020 on the Holborn Studios site the High Court made important rulings on fairness, access to documents and lobbying councillors. Richard Harwood QC, Celina Colquhoun and Victoria Hutton discuss the rulings.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 9 - Infrastructure

Jun 30, 2020
Richard Kimblin QC interviews Angus Walker, Chair of the Board of the National Infrastructure Planning Association on infrastructure projects during the emergency, whether consenting procedures might actually be better after the emergency and infrastructure and economic recovery.

Vaccinations: Public Law Update

Jun 30, 2020
Focusing on the Court of Appeal's recent decision in Re H (A Child)(Parental Responsibility: Vaccination), Joanna Moody discusses vaccinations within the sphere of public law proceedings.

The LLG Grapevine 29th June

Jun 29, 2020
Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss home working, planning permission, local lock-downs, data protection and the Business and Planning Bill.

Planning Enforcement Orders: law and practice

Jun 25, 2020
Joe Cannon and Alex Williams provide practical tips for LPA investigators and lawyers seeking to give themselves the edge in court proceedings.

Homelessness and COVID-19

Jun 24, 2020
Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane and Tara O'Leary consider the impact of the pandemic on homelessness with a focus on the rough sleeper initiative, the issues of priority need, intentionality and homelessness/threatened with homelessness, and the issues faced by front-line officers investigating cases and securing information.

Guide to the law on police pensions

Jun 24, 2020
In this 8-part podcast series, hosts David Lock QC and Samantha Broadfoot QC present an in-depth guide to the law on police pensions.

Public law update: relinquished babies

Jun 22, 2020
In this family law webinar, Michael Jones gives a public law update on babies relinquished for adoption.

GDPR 2 years on - lessons learned and practical tips for compliance

Jun 22, 2020
In this webinar, the Cornerstone Information Law team discuss the main GDPR issues that organisations have encountered and give practical tips on compliance, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A practical guide to giving evidence at planning inquiries

Jun 18, 2020
In this webinar, Edward Grant, Emmaline Lambert and Isabella Buono explain the duties of expert witnesses, how to prepare an effective proof of evidence and how to give effective oral evidence.

How to deal with Subject Access Requests during the coronavirus pandemic

Jun 16, 2020
Do you still have to comply with subject access requests and freedom of information requests during the coronavirus pandemic? Vicki Bowles provides practical guidance and steps on how to deal with such requests.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 8 - Local Plans: Part 1

Jun 15, 2020
In this edition, Richard Kimblin QC, Ian Kemp and Thea Osmund-Smith outline virtual hearings and legal bear traps involved in local plans and their examination.

The LLG Grapevine 15th June

Jun 15, 2020
Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath of LLG discuss legal considerations pertaining to the removal of statutes, the draft Model Code of Conduct, the 4th Health Amendment Regulations, procurement - fraud and corruption, PFI assets and contracts, challenges for women lawyers, virtual court hearings and housing possessions.

Latest developments in local government law: remote decision-making, healthcare, social care and education

Jun 11, 2020
In the newest instalment of 39 Essex Chambers' webinar series on local government law, Fenella Morris QC, Sian Davies, Jack Anderson and Tom Amraoui discuss developments in remote decision-making, health care law, social care law and education law.

Planning for the recovery - episode 4

Jun 11, 2020
The panel of planning barristers from No5 return again with answers to a range of questions from across the planning sector. Christopher Young QC, Thea Osmund-Smith, James Corbet Burcher, Jack Smyth and Leanne Buckley-Thomson discuss government legislation, guidance and broader sector activity.

Adjudication, expert evidence and the crystallisation of disputes

Jun 11, 2020
David Sawtell explores what happens when a party refers a delay claim to adjudication and whether a time-consuming fresh dispute would be raised in response.

What's next for property litigation?

Jun 11, 2020
Michael Walsh, Tim Polli QC and Daniel Dovar discuss Dhillon v (1) Barclays Bank plc & (2) Chief Land Registrar [2020] EWCA Civ 619, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill and their predictions for what will be keeping property litigators busy for the next six months.

Civil Penalty Notices

Jun 10, 2020
Vilma Vodanovic and Alice Richardson examine Civil Penalty Notices. These are part of the range of enforcement measures available to Local Authorities against private residential landlords. The session explores appeals for such Notices in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, including an explanation of the process and useful tips.

Improvement Notices & the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

Jun 10, 2020
James McHugh and Morgan Brien examine Improvement Notices in relation to Landlords, Local Authorities and their advisers.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Jun 10, 2020
Alice Richardson and Morgan Brien examine Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The webinar will be of interest to a wide range of Landlords, as well as Local Authorities and their advisers.

First-Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber Appeals – practice and procedure

Jun 10, 2020
Housing and Property Litigation barristers Vilma Vodanovic and Tom Tyson examine the Appeals process in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber.

Enforcing & escaping property transactions - contractual termination, rescission & specific performance

Jun 10, 2020
This webinar, hosted by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC, Priya Gopal and Byroni Kleopa, discusses the options for enforcing and escaping property transactions in the current climate from the perspective of both vendors and purchasers.

The LLG Grapevine 8th June

Jun 09, 2020
Deborah Evans (CEO), Dennis Hall (Bulletin Editor) and Helen McGrath (Head of Public Affairs) from LLG discuss the Seven Principles of Public Life, new school regulations, judicial review, remote meeting case studies, child vaccination disputes, the Commons Briefing on the role of the governments law officers, local lockdown powers and Brexit - remember that?!

Politics v democracy & the role of the Monitoring Officer

Jun 09, 2020
In this webinar, Mark Heath discusses the intersection between the role of monitoring officers and the role of local democracy and politics, during these challenging times.

Elections and the Coronavirus Act 2020

Jun 05, 2020
Allison Cook, Public Sector Partner at VWV, talks to specialist in elections law, Mark Heath about the changes to elections introduced under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Controlling demolition in planning and the Save Britain’s Heritage Lancaster case

Jun 05, 2020
In this podcast, Richard Harwood QC looks at how planning law finally took control over the demolition of buildings.

Progressing DCO projects during COVID-19

Jun 05, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected infrastructure planning, resulting in DCO delays for nationally significant infrastructure projects. Angus Walker, discusses progressing DCO projects during this time.

COVID-19 related checks and proposals: pitfalls, tips and an update

Jun 04, 2020
As part of their mini webinar series on rating law, Luke Wilcox and Stephen Morgan discuss COVID-19 related checks and proposals.

Update to progressing DCOs during COVID-19

Jun 04, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect infrastructure planning and cause delays to nationally significant infrastructure projects, Angus Walker provides an update on progressing DCOs during this time.

Development plan issues

Jun 04, 2020
With the Government apparently maintaining its objective of having all local plans in place by the end of 2023, this webinar considers the current issues for development plan preparation arising from the restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

ATMs – is this cash machine free to use?

Jun 03, 2020
In another instalment of their mini webinar series on rating law, Dan Kolinsky QC, Tim Morshead QC and Tim Mould QC discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cardtronics and others v Sykes (VO).

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 7 - Lochailort Investments Ltd v Mendip District Council

May 29, 2020
In the seventh instalment of No5's Planning Team's podcast, Hashi Mohamed and Tim Jones discuss a recent latest case concerning Neighbourhood Plans.

Planning for the recovery - episode 3

May 29, 2020
In the third instalment of a four-part webinar series, Christopher Young QC, Leanne Buckley-Thomson, Thea Osmund-Smith, Jack Smyth and James Corbet Burcher tackle another set of planning questions.

Local Plans Do's & Don'ts

May 28, 2020
In the 10th episode of Kings Chambers' Planning Podcast, David Manley QC, Gary Grant and Constanze Bell, chaired by Philip Robson discuss keeping local plans alive.

Current issues in heritage law and practice

May 28, 2020
Harriet Townsend and Emma Dring discuss heritage points at appeal and in the higher courts and highlight some recent developments in heritage law and practice.

Break clauses in a time of uncertainty

May 28, 2020
In this webinar, Damian Falkowski and David Sawtell consider the perils and pitfalls of break clauses and how the most recent cases in this area have been decided.

Workshop on virtual meetings

May 27, 2020
In this webinar, Cornerstone Barristers draw on the experience of virtual local authority meetings which have been held so far to provide some practical solutions to issues that have arisen and share best practice.

Current issues in listed building regulation: Dill, “building” and curtilage

May 26, 2020
David Elvin QC and Guy Williams consider a recent judgment of the Supreme Court which is of major importance as to what items may properly be listed as listed buildings and how a decision to list such an item may be challenged, including in the course of enforcement and other proceedings.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 6 - Planning Enforcement

May 26, 2020
Richard Kimblin QC, Scott Stemp and Howard Leithead to discuss COVID- 19 consequences with a focus on planning enforcement.

Planning for the recovery - episode 2

May 26, 2020
In the second instalment of a four-part webinar series, Christopher Young QC, Leanne Buckley-Thomson, Thea Osmund-Smith, Jack Smyth and James Corbet Burcher look at 12 questions including how will LPAs make robust assessments of supply in the absence of data, how to determine a planning application in the absence of a site visit and more.

Planning for the recovery - episode 1

May 23, 2020
In the first instalment of a four-part webinar series, Christopher Young QC, Leanne Buckley-Thomson, Thea Osmund-Smith, Jack Smyth and James Corbet Burcher look at how the pandemic will affect planning enquiries and five-year supply, alongside recent Secretary of State decisions and more.

School Admissions Appeals - New Coronavirus Regulations

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

Viability in planning: coping with covid local plans and Section 78 appeals

May 21, 2020
In this webinar, Neil Cameron QC, Robert Fourt and Charles Banner QC discuss the effects of the pandemic on planning.

Planning case law review

May 21, 2020
Tom Cosgrove QC and Robin Green have an in-depth discussion of significant decisions of the higher courts and their implications for planning in 2020.

Recent developments in mandatory, additional and selective licensing

May 21, 2020
In this webinar, Dean Underwood considers recent changes in the landscape of mandatory, additional and selective licensing under the Housing Act 2004, focusing in particular on recent decisions of the appeal courts and tribunals.

How and why the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy has been held to be unlawful

May 21, 2020
In this webinar, Landmark Chambers barristers discuss how and why the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy has been held to be unlawful.

Injunctions against protesters and travellers webinar

May 21, 2020
Landmark Chambers barristers discuss where the law now stands on injunctions against groups of protesters and travellers, and the proposed extension of relevant police powers against unauthorised encampments.

Liquidation Foundation: the basics of property insolvency Part 2 - landlords with insolvent corporate tenants

May 20, 2020
Landmark Chambers' barristers discuss insolvency in a talk complimenting their "Property in Quarantine" webinar series.

Can planning meet the renewable energy challenge?

May 20, 2020
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

May 19, 2020
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.

Current Issues in Environmental Law Part 3

May 18, 2020
The Landmark Chambers team discuss current issues in environmental law, including a habitats update, and waste and air quality issues surrounding the Environmental Bill.
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