Green Paper: transforming public procurement law

Peter Ware, Rachel Whitaker, Michael Mousdale and Louise Bennett examine the proposed changes to procurement law set out in the government's green paper. Read more
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January 20, 2021

Boating company wins permission for judicial review over decision not to offer interim concession contract

A High Court judge has granted a company permission to bring judicial review proceedings in relation to a decision by The Royal Parks Limited (TRP) not to grant it an extension to a concession contract for the operation of boating facilities in Hyde Park, on…
January 20, 2021

Taxi drivers win High Court challenge over Streetspace plan

London’s taxi trade has hailed High Court rulings in which it won on four out of five grounds under which it challenged Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Streetspace plan.
January 20, 2021

Council not entitled to refuse to assess needs of Vietnamese woman on basis of preliminary age assessment by different authority, judge finds

A London borough was not entitled to refuse to assess the needs of young Vietnamese woman on the basis of a preliminary assessment of age carried out by another council, a Deputy High Court judge has ruled.
January 20, 2021

Former councillor at London borough jailed for electoral offences

A former councillor at the London Borough of Redbridge has been jailed for electoral offences and banned from holding elected office for five years.

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January 15, 2021

Curing a breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty in possession proceedings

Christian Grierson and Simon Kiely examine the impact of a High Court judge’s ruling on whether a breach of the public sector equality duty (PSED) can be cured in possession proceedings.
January 15, 2021

Occupiers and a failure to warn

Emma Woods examines a High Court ruling on whether a council was under a duty to warn that a cricket match was taking place.
January 15, 2021

Changing safeguards for children in care: the Article 39 case

David Gregory looks at a powerful recent Court of Appeal judgment on the consultation undertaken by the Government on changes to the delivery of children's services during the pandemic.
January 15, 2021

Age assessments 2020: a year in review

Donnchadh Greene provides an overview of some of the key legal cases in 2020 concerning age assessments and support for those whose age is disputed.
January 15, 2021

Anticipatory deprivations of liberty and autonomy

Anna Dannreuther analyses a recent judgment that discussed anticipatory deprivation of liberty orders in the context of prospective loss of capacity and the tension between respecting a young person’s autonomy and protecting them from harm when making best interest decisions.
January 15, 2021

One more time - multiple planning permissions

Mark Child analyses a recent Court of Appeal judgment involving a national park authority and what it means for sites with multiple planning permissions and the practice of ‘drop-in’ permissions.
January 14, 2021

Commencing criminal proceedings - applying for the issue of a summons

The following Corporate Crime practice note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the correct procedure for bring a criminal prosecution.

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January 14, 2021

VAT’s the way I like it (if you’re the paying party)

Martin Carter explains the Court of Appeal’s decision in R (Friends of the Earth Limited) v Secretary of State for Transport [2021] EWCA Civ 13, which provides useful clarification on whether the Aarhus costs caps in the CPR are inclusive or exclusive of VAT.
January 14, 2021

The halt on evictions (again)

Amy Kelly analyses the latest prohibition on enforcement of some possession orders in England and Wales.
January 13, 2021

PPN 11/20 and reserving contracts for local suppliers - a sting in the tail for local authorities

Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by a recent Procurement Policy Note, writes Andrew Millross. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this guidance.
January 10, 2021

A Tale of Two Cities: Different approaches in residential s.78 appeals

Paul G Tucker QC compares the approach and outcome in two appeals with very similar characteristics which give rise to a very different outcome as a result of residential appeals determined at the end of last year.
January 08, 2021

Green Paper: transforming public procurement law

Peter Ware, Rachel Whitaker, Michael Mousdale and Louise Bennett examine the proposed changes to procurement law set out in the government's green paper.
January 08, 2021

Limiting planning permission to that applied for

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the use permitted must be limited to that applied for, write Saira Kabir Sheikh QC and Charles Streeten.
January 08, 2021

Covid-19 Regulations – the enforcement role of local authorities

Horatio Waller looks at defining the enforcement role of local authorities and best practice on ‘designating’ officers for enforcement purposes.
January 08, 2021

Remote meetings: planning for permanence

Ed Hammond looks at the benefits of remote meetings and the likelihood the arrangements facilitating them will be put on a permanent footing.
January 08, 2021

Insolvency influx – the upsurge of CVAs

James Nelson examines the rise in Company Voluntary Arrangements, analyses their impact on commercial leases and explains how landlords, including public bodies and local authorities, can respond.
January 08, 2021

When you lose an Article 4 direction

The Administrative Court recently upheld a conviction for failure to comply with an enforcement notice despite the council losing an Article 4 direction. Roderick Morton looks at the lessons to be learned.