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  NEWS

October 20, 2021

High Court upholds reprimand issued by education regulator to teacher who sent obscene response to job rejection email

An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.
October 20, 2021

High Court dismisses applications for judicial review challenge over grant of permission for airport expansion

The High Court has rejected two applications from organisations seeking permission to bring a judicial review challenge over Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to approve a runway expansion at Southampton International Airport.
October 20, 2021

London borough to procure case management system for Legal & Democratic Services through £355k contract

The London Borough of Ealing is to procure a case management system for its Legal & Democratic Services teams through a contract worth an estimated £355,000 excluding VAT over five years.
October 19, 2021

Family President issues memorandum explaining principles on expert evidence, hits out at "pseudo-science"

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued a memorandum seeking to explain the principles applied by the Family Court when it considers whether to authorise or admit expert evidence.
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  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

October 15, 2021

Local Authority Insight Series - the Liberty Protection Safeguards

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Alex Ruck-Keene and Emma Harrison look how the new Liberty Protection Safeguards will work in practice when they replace the Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) next year.
October 15, 2021

Parental responsibility: a short guide for local authority SEND teams

Grace-Mary Sweeney of LASEN explores the concept of parental responsibility, how it interacts with education law, and some practical implications for Local Authority SEND Teams.
October 15, 2021

Ransomware attacks: a practical guide to survival

Matthew Wyard addresses the risk of a ransomware attack and considers the practical steps that an organisation needs to take to survive such an event.
October 15, 2021

Subsidy control regime - enforcement

In the final article in a four-part series on subsidy control, David Owens and Trevor Watt examine the issue of enforcement.
October 15, 2021

Recovering commercial rent during the pandemic

Clare Hartley and Chloe Postlethwaite analyse the latest favourable ruling for landlords in relation to commercial rent recovery during Covid-19, a judgment that confirms landlords can currently still rely on the court route notwithstanding the UK Government’s plans for arbitration next year.
October 15, 2021

The Government consultation on flexible working

What could the Government's consultation on flexible working mean for employers? Zahra Gulamhusein explains.
October 14, 2021

Who examines the examiners?

Graeme Watson of Clyde & Co LLP considers the role of case examiners for the General Medical Council and the extent to which their decisions are open to challenge by disappointed patients.
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October 14, 2021

Insolvency – Termination and Beyond

Rachel Murray-Smith and Clare Mendelle consider the potential warning signs of, and the compliant manner for dealing with, contractor insolvency.
October 11, 2021

Planning for Protests

Tim Polli QC, Michael Buckpitt and Michael Walsh discuss the recent protests taking place across the country and how the courts approach applications for injunctions by landowners and public authorities.
October 08, 2021

Low traffic neighbourhoods

Philippa Jackson analyses the latest rulings in relation to low traffic neighbourhoods and what they mean for future legal challenges.
October 08, 2021

Harmful emissions and human rights duties

Stephen Tromans QC and Victoria Hutton consider a significant High Court ruling on the duties of the Environment Agency in relation to a landfill site.
October 08, 2021

Interim and final injunctions: the differences

Roderick Morton considers two injunction cases which neatly illustrate the differences between interim and final injunctions.
October 08, 2021

Subsidy Control - Referral to the Competition & Markets Authority

In the third article in a four-part series on subsidy control, Chris Harper and David Owens look at the role of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
October 08, 2021

What now for public sector office buildings?

With the move to working from home, what will become of public sector office buildings? Amy Entwistle looks at the position in Scotland.
October 08, 2021

Capability and conduct dismissals

Can the Employment Tribunal “go behind' a final written warning? Madeleine Shields reports on a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling.
October 08, 2021

List of issues

Peter Doughty looks at the lessons from a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment around the list of issues.
October 07, 2021

The COVID-19 Inquiry: Preliminary thoughts on its scope and efficacy

Fiona Scolding QC, Christopher Jacobs, Carine Patry, Ben Fullbrook and Alex Goodman offer some preliminary thoughts on the scope of the public inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic inquiry, scheduled to commence in 2022, focusing in particular on the inquiry’s “terms of reference”.
October 07, 2021

A commentary on the new powers in relation to quashing orders and abolition of the rule in Cart

David Lock QC, David Elvin QC and Richard Drabble QC look at the some of the potential consequences of the Judicial Review and Courts Bill.
October 07, 2021

Unregulated placements for children under 16

Can the High Court to still authorise, under its inherent jurisdiction, the deprivation of liberty of a child under the age of 16 following amendments to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010? Tahmina Rahman, barrister at 1GC Family Law, considers the issues.
October 04, 2021

Possession – more change in England

From the beginning of this month, there has been yet more change on the possession front. Suzanne Gregson examines the latest position.
October 01, 2021

No case to answer: prosecution under s. 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 dismissed

Sarah Salmon reports on how a social landlord successfully defended a private prosecution brought by an occupier of one of its properties under section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
October 01, 2021

The new subsidy control regime: new rules on competition and relocation

In the second article in a four-part series, Edward Reynolds and David Owens consider two key provisions in the Subsidy Control Bill on competition and relocation of activities.
October 01, 2021

Carbon reduction and central government contracts

Jenny Beresford-Jones looks at the imminent prospect of Supplier Carbon Reduction Plans being assessed in large government contracts.
October 01, 2021

PFI contract expiry and handover assistance from the IPA

Is the support plan produced by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority one you can work with on PFI contract expiry? Martin Cannon looks at the details.
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