Nov 25, 2020
The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on changes to how alleged misconduct of senior officers working in local authorities in Wales is dealt with.
Nov 24, 2020
A judge in the Administrative Court has rejected arguments that claims in relation to Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) ‘exit credits’ was brought out of time.
Nov 23, 2020
LLG (Lawyers in Local Government) and ALACE (the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers) have formally launched judicial review proceedings in a bid to quash the Exit Payment Cap Regulations.
Nov 19, 2020
Senior managers at the London Borough of Croydon face investigation and potential disciplinary action as the council tries to extricate itself from a financial crisis.
Nov 11, 2020
Political bias in public appointments in increasing and has infuriated chairs of the bodies involved, Peter Riddell, the Commissioner for Public Appointments, has said.
Nov 04, 2020
The Good Law Project is seeking to raise £100,000 for a legal challenge to the appointment of Baroness Harding to head the National Institute for Health Protection.
Oct 29, 2020
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published detailed guidance on how organisations should deal with subject access requests (SARs) “effectively and efficiently”. Ibrahim Hasan looks at the key points.
Oct 27, 2020
LLG has said it is “growing increasingly disturbed by the erosion of the rule of law, the nibbling away at one of the fundamental principles that underpins democracy”.
Oct 23, 2020
LLG and organisations representing chief executives and senior managers in local government have issued a pre-action protocol letter to HM Treasury over what they say are “significant legal flaws” in the proposed regulations for the exit payment cap and the process by which they have been brought thus far.
Oct 21, 2020
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published detailed guidance on how organisations should deal with subject access requests (SARs) “effectively and efficiently”.
Oct 07, 2020
Social Work England has suspended a process of accepted disposal where social workers subject to fitness to practice proceedings could voluntarily retire from its register.
Sep 21, 2020
LLG has hit out at plans to reduce the number of representatives from local government on the Law Society Council.
Sep 16, 2020
Trade union Unison has urged care workers and others to enter litigation over payments for time spent travelling between work appointments, following an Employment Tribunal ruling.
Sep 08, 2020
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on proposals for reforming exit payment terms for local government workers.
Sep 03, 2020
A trade union has hailed as a landmark ruling a case in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that foster care workers were council employees and so entitled to employment rights.
Aug 21, 2020
The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that legal professionals should not break quarantine to attend hearings and tribunals despite government guidance that lawyers will be allowed to break the mandatory self-isolation period to attend court or tribunal hearings.
Aug 19, 2020
Existing sanctions and those proposed under the Local Government Association’s draft Model Code of Conduct fall below the expectations of complainants, LLG has said.
Aug 04, 2020
Employment and public law barrister David Mitchell has joined 39 Essex Chambers from Ely Place with immediate effect.
Jul 28, 2020
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, one of eight national Local Government pension pools, has given notice of its intention to appoint a single law firm to provide advice for its alternatives platform.
Jul 22, 2020
The government is to press ahead with implementation of its proposed £95,000 cap on exit payments in the public sector, but will no longer do so in two stages as originally suggested.
Jul 19, 2020
An Employment Tribunal wrongly failed to allow that a finding of unfair dismissal, even absent the possibility of any monetary remedy, could be of value, in a case brought against a council by a deputy head teacher, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.
Jun 23, 2020
The Law Society has called for action to be taken to clear a backlog of cases in employment tribunals ahead of an anticipated "avalanche" of post-COVID claims.
Jun 23, 2020
Public law specialist Sharpe Pritchard has bolstered its employment law offering with the appointment of a new partner.
Jun 03, 2020
A Welsh council has lost an appeal over a ruling that it unfairly dismissed a group of claimants following the closure of the school where they worked and who were unsuccessful in applying for positions at a new school that opened at the same location.
May 07, 2020
Colchester Borough Council is set to furlough some of its staff, to limit the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.