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Dealing with Hoarding during the Coronavirus crisis

There has been some focus on the effects of anti-social behaviour upon neighbours but what about cases such as hoarding where the main person affected is the hoarder themselves and the property? Anna Bennett looks at the options. Read more
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  NEWS

April 07, 2021

Leader of borough council steps down after report from external lawyers on planning issues

A report by a law firm has led to the resignation of a council leader over planning issues.
April 07, 2021

TfL given permission for appeal in Streetspace dispute

Transport for London has been granted the right to appeal against a High Court ruling that its traffic reduction policies were unlawful.
April 07, 2021

Hospitality industry in Wales crowd fund legal challenge over later reopening than non-essential retail

Hospitality industry figures in Wales are trying to crowdfund a legal challenge to the country’s policy on the reopening of venues as lockdown eases.
April 07, 2021

20-6 or 4-1: Council wins High Court battle over lease of stately home

A High Court judge has likened the result of a trial of a lease dispute involving Wigan Borough Council to the outcome of rugby league and soccer matches.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

April 06, 2021

Too much, too soon

A High Court judge recently allowed an appeal against a decision of a Circuit Judge to dismiss a claim that an asylum seeker who had been accommodated by a local authority under the “Everyone In” scheme did not have an arguable case that he had been granted a secure tenancy. Justin Bates explains why.
April 05, 2021

Alternative dispute resolution and the Housing Ombudsman

The Housing Ombudsman has announced plans to publish individual determinations and reports based on complaints that it has reviewed. Matthew Lake examines the proposals.
April 05, 2021

Better late than never: round two

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that where a local authority makes a homelessness review decision late, that decision is valid notwithstanding its lateness, writes Alexander Campbell.
March 31, 2021

New and repeat lessons from CIL appeal decisions

The flow of appeals against surcharges and deemed commencement dates under regulations 117 and 118 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 to the Planning Inspectorate continues unabated. Christopher Cant looks at what can be learned.
March 31, 2021

Approaches by bidders to payment

Jenny Beresford-Jones examines a procurement policy note, effective from the beginning of April, on taking account of a bidder’s approach to payment in the procurement of major contracts.
March 31, 2021

Mid-trial dismissal and withdrawal of allegations

Fran Massarella reports on a case which concerned an interim application to dismiss public law proceedings involving six children where there were numerous allegations of sexual abuse.
March 31, 2021

Complying with a deemed grant of planning permission under the GPDO

The High Court has quashed a planning inspector’s decision allowing the conversion of an industrial warehouse to flats. Charles Streeten explains why.
March 30, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - implications for property

The following Property practice note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the implications for landlords of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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March 29, 2021

Housing case law update - March 2021

Paul Lloyd, Helen Gascoigne and Catherine Craven analyse the latest court rulings and Ombudsman investigations of interest to housing associations and local authorities.
March 29, 2021

From virtual to hybrid? The future of Council meetings

Richard Harwood QC OBE looks at the potential consequences of the government's decison not to extend the use of virtual meetings beyond 7th May.
March 26, 2021

Our treatment of the vulnerable

The pandemic has shone a powerful searchlight on to the unnecessarily damaged lives of too many of our most vulnerable people and children. In a paper given at a Royal Holloway University of London Symposium, Sir James Munby, former President of the Family Division, looks at the challenges facing the family justice system.
March 26, 2021

Transformation? Or transparency gone too far?

Kieran McGaughey provides a local authority view on the transparency obligations contained in the procurement Green Paper.
March 26, 2021

Diverting a footpath under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980

The Court of Appeal has recently considered the criteria for the diversion of a footpath, bridleway or restricted byway. Trevor Ward examines the ruling.
March 26, 2021

The impact of registration of land as a TVG on the pre-existing commercial activities of a landowner

A recent Supreme Court ruling on town and village greens leaves one question answered, another left hanging, writes Richard Wald QC.
March 26, 2021

The procurement Green Paper and selection of tenderers

Andrew Millross examines the proposals in relation to the selection (prequalification) of tenderers contained in the Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement.
March 22, 2021

Planning law update for local authorities: Planning challenges

Heather Sargent, Kimberley Ziya, Luke Wilcox and Alistair Mills consider the procedure of High Court planning challenges, before turning to two common topics which arise in challenges: heritage, and the interpretation of policy.
March 22, 2021

Section 117 After-care and Ordinary Residence

A High Court judge has held that a new interpretation of s.117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 advanced by the Health Secretary when determining an ordinary residence dispute was wrong, and quashed the minister’s determination. The judgment gives welcome clarification on how ordinary residence, under s. 117, operates, writes Lee Parkhill.
March 19, 2021

Brexit - key legislation explained

The following Public Law practice note produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the key legislation governing Brexit.
March 19, 2021

Compulsory acquisition, Green Belt policies and undefined boundaries

The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment on planning decisions relating to undefined boundaries of Green Belt land and cost orders in CAAD appeals. Oliver Capildeo examines the ruling.
March 19, 2021

Development of "isolated homes in the countryside"

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment on “isolated homes” and national heritage policy, writes Melissa Murphy.