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Another month, another immunity case. Another question ducked by the court?

Roderick Morton analyses an appeal against a decision of an inspector to dismiss the appellant's appeal against an enforcement notice issued by a council in respect of the unauthorised conversion of a property into two flats. Read more
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September 10, 2021

Government issues consultation on reforms to data regime and information watchdog

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a consultation on a revamped data regime including proposals for reform of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
September 09, 2021

Government to extend fixed costs to most claims below £100,000

The government will extend the Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) regime to cover most fast track claims up to a value of £25,000 and expand the fast track to include most ‘intermediate’ money claims valued between £25,000 and £100,000, the Lord Chancellor Robert…
September 09, 2021

Homes England 'revolutionises' procurement process with launch of new land disposal approach

Homes England has launched what it has called a "first of its kind" Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System, which allows housebuilders to apply to join the agency's list of preferred developers on an ongoing basis, rather than having to wait until the…
September 09, 2021

Clear link between poor governance and compliance with consumer standards, social housing regulator reports

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has outlined areas of improvement for social housing landlords in its ninth annual consumer regulation review.


September 07, 2021

Homelessness and eligibility

This LexisNexis Local Government practice note, produced in partnership with Iris Ferber of 42 Bedford Row, provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the eligibility of applicants for housing assistance.
September 06, 2021

Where are you? The “missing” witnesses and drawing an adverse inference

Andrew Lane reports on a recent trial of a possession claim where the issue of adverse inferences was raised.
September 02, 2021

Challenge to Cherwell Local Plan review dismissed

Jenny Wigley QC, Leon Glenister and Rupert Warren QC examine the High Court’s dismissal of a challenge to the Cherwell Local Plan review.
September 02, 2021

Staying away from work because of Covid: a trap for employers?

Hari Menon looks at the problems that arise for employers where an employee stays away from work, pointing to the risks to his health from potentially contracting Covid.
September 02, 2021

Auxiliary aids and reasonable adjustments: a reminder

Charles Pigott considers the lessons of a recent ruling on the third element of the duty to make adjustments.
August 26, 2021

Long COVID: What is it and how should employers deal with it?

Andrew Rayment, Laura McLellan and Kendel Shepherd look at the issues created by Long Covid and set out some practical steps for employers.
August 26, 2021

Commercial leases and unpaid rent

Are we turning a corner? Priya Sejpal examines the Government Policy Statement on COVID-19 enforcement and rent recovery restrictions for commercial leases.
August 26, 2021

Fuzzy and uncertain boundaries

David Nuttall looks at the implications for the law of boundaries from a recent High Court ruling.

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August 19, 2021

Disclosure in without-notice injunctions

A recent County Court case offers a reminder of the importance of being thorough and objective while discharging the duty of disclosure in without-notice injunctions, writes John Murray.
August 19, 2021

Discrimination claims: the burden of proof

The Supreme Court has confirmed that claimants bear the initial burden of proof to establish a prima facie case in discrimination claims. Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan and Ceri Fuller examine the ruling.
August 04, 2021

Overage agreements and competing dispute resolution clauses

The High Court recently granted an urgent injunction restraining an expert determination in a case involving a housing association where there were competing dispute resolution clauses in relation to an overage agreement. Lara Kuehl analyses the judgment.
August 04, 2021

CCTV and breaches of injunctions

A housing association tenant has lost his appeal over a suspended custodial sentence he was given after being caught on CCTV breaching an injunction. Anna Bennett examines the Court of Appeal's decision.
August 04, 2021

Possession proceedings and evictions: recent changes

Helen Tucker analyses the latest developments in relation to possession proceedings and evictions.
August 03, 2021

Housing case law - July/August 2021

Paul Lloyd, Helen Gascoigne and Tom Bradbury round up the latest housing law judgments of interest to housing associations and local authorities.
August 03, 2021

Joint ventures: The benefits and implications for RPs and developers explained

Chimi Shakohoxha, Ryan Campbell and Rita Saadeh set out the benefits and implications of joint ventures between registered providers and developers.
July 29, 2021

IR35 and off-payroll workers

The following LexisNexis Tax practice note, produced in partnership with David Smith of DLA Piper, explains the IR35 regime which applies where either a public authority or a private sector entity engages a worker via an intermediary.
July 22, 2021

Implementing a compulsory purchase order

Simon Bell considers the lessons for local authorities and claimants from a recent High Court challenge to a council's decision to execute a general vesting declaration.
July 22, 2021

How to ensure better protection for tenants around the country

Shona Ali looks at worrying recent trends in relation to illegal evictions and sets out what local authorities can do to combat the problem.
July 22, 2021

Why insisting on flexible hours could discriminate against women

Two recent cases from the Employment Appeal Tribunal illustrate some potential pitfalls when women with childcare responsibilities are asked to move away from fixed working hours, writes Charles Pigott.
July 21, 2021

Mediation and planning: here to stay?

John Pugh-Smith, Harry Spurr and Josef Cannon review important recent developments in the use of mediation in planning.