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Do local authorities have the power to impose a full scale local 'lockdown'? UPDATED

Christopher Bevan examines the powers available to local authorities particularly under Regulation 6 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 in providing a local public health response to the incidence and spread of coronavirus. Read more
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  NEWS

September 25, 2020

Court of Appeal upholds level of fines imposed for listed building and planning notice breaches

The Court of Appeal has upheld the £25,000 fines imposed on a company and its director in respect of breaches of a listed building enforcement notice (LBEN) and a planning enforcement notice (PEN).
September 25, 2020

Cabinet Office to make new delivery model for social value mandatory for central government procurements

The Cabinet Office has launched a new model for delivering social value through government’s commercial activities.
September 25, 2020

London borough secures confiscation orders against landlords amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds

Waltham Forest Council has secured six-figure confiscation orders in two cases against landlords who adapted their properties without seeking appropriate planning permissions – and then refused to revert them to their original structures.
September 24, 2020

Ombudsman raps council which failed to help care users maintain their homes

Hertfordshire County Council has been asked by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to review its social care practices to ensure it meets its Care Act duties to help people keep their home tidy.

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September 25, 2020

Housing disrepair for local authority landlords - a practical guide

The following LexisNexis Local Government guidance note, produced in partnership with Alexander Bastin of Hardwicke, provides comprehensive and up to date legal information for local authorities covering all aspects of dealing with disrepair issues.
September 24, 2020

New equal pay guidance from the Court of Appeal

Anna Beale considers the importance of a recent Court of Appeal judgment in relation to equal pay.
September 24, 2020

Planning, the PSED and EIA alternatives

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important planning judgment on the Public Sector Equality and EIA alternatives, writes Charles Streeten.
September 24, 2020

Working with Planning Reform: Part 2

The Government has published its long awaited White Paper Planning for the Future. While we should embrace reform, what are the issues? In the second article in a two-part series the planning law team at Dentons looks at more of the main themes including s.106 agreements, removal of CIL and the consequences for local planning authorities.
September 24, 2020

Who decides who decides? Withdrawal of care proceedings

Where a local authority determines that the medical evidence falls short of proving that an injury to a child was deliberately inflicted, in what circumstances should it be allowed to withdraw its application? Laura Vickers reports.
September 24, 2020

Proportionality and the Regulator’s decision to prosecute in the time of Coronavirus

Has the public interest test for prosecution been changed in the regulatory context by COVID-19? James Puzey analyses the issues.
September 24, 2020

Striking out failure to remove claims

Steven Ford QC, Andrea Ward and Joanne Kingsland report on a council's successful bid to secure a strike out, following the Supreme Court ruling in CN & GN v Poole, of a 'failure to remove' claim.

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September 24, 2020

The 24 September Coronavirus Restrictions

Gary Grant examines the main provisions of the latest coronavirus regulations imposing restrictions on opening hours and the service of food and drink.
September 23, 2020

Extra-Care schemes after the Rectory Homes decision

John Pugh-Smith looks at the potential to avoid further muddle and misunderstanding in relation to Extra-Care schemes, following the High Court's ruling in the Rectory Homes case.
September 17, 2020

Do local authorities have the power to impose a full scale local 'lockdown'? UPDATED

Christopher Bevan examines the powers available to local authorities particularly under Regulation 6 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 in providing a local public health response to the incidence and spread of coronavirus.
September 17, 2020

POCA and planning offenders

Roderick Morton considers a recent Court of Appeal ruling which suggests the pendulum is swinging back towards a more balanced view of POCA confiscations in planning cases.
September 17, 2020

Money for nothing?

Catherine Urquhart looks at the background to why sacked employees are chasing interim relief.
September 17, 2020

Public law children case update: contact, nationality and stays

Georgina Dalton summarises the latest public law children rulings, covering issues such as contact during care, changing the nationality of children in care, and practice on granting short-term stays.
September 17, 2020

Emergency Services collaboration

Nathan East considers the PEEL report which looked into the successes and pitfalls of police-to-police collaboration.
September 17, 2020

Working with Planning Reform

The Dentons Planning Law Blog looks at the issues arising out of the Government's proposals for planning reform, including in relation to zoning and affordable housing.
September 17, 2020

Decisions whether to prosecute

Ben Williams sets out the general principles when it comes to decisions to prosecute.
September 17, 2020

Employment law and Covid-19

This Employment guidance note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering employment law issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.