LBLA names law firms to new £16m legal services framework

The London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance (LBLA) has named the firms appointed to its new Solicitors Panel, which is worth potentially £16m over four years. Read more

  NEWS

August 08, 2022

Standards watchdog urges Conservative leadership candidates to commit to implementing recommendations of 2021 Upholding Standards in Public Life report

Lord Evans, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL), has called on Tory leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to commit to implementing the recommendations in the watchdog’s 2021 report Upholding Standards in Public Life.
August 08, 2022

Foreign convictions are admissible as evidence in family proceedings, Court of Appeal holds

The Court of Appeal has ruled that foreign judicial findings or convictions that are relevant to a person's suitability to care for children may be used as evidence in family proceedings.
August 08, 2022

Council eyes “significant savings” after terminating PFI contract for three buildings early

The Cabinet at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has agreed to serve notice on a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract for three buildings.
August 08, 2022

Council prosecution sees defendant fined £13,000 for failing to remove illegal development

A man who failed to comply with the requirements of two enforcement notices for an illegal development by the banks of the River Thames has been fined £13,000.
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  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

August 05, 2022

Latest on what lies ahead for data in health and social care

Darryn Hale, David Hill and Sophie Devlin look at what lies ahead for data in health and social care.
August 05, 2022

Deprivations of liberty of English children in Scotland: latest developments

Justin Gray considers new deprivation of liberty provisions in relation to English children placed in Scotland.
August 05, 2022

Pre-procurement planning

Ikra Saghir highlights the importance of early market engagement in pre-procurement planning.
August 05, 2022

Holiday pay and pensions

Doug Mullen and Billy Richards consider the pensions implications of a recent Supreme Court holiday pay case.
August 04, 2022

Anything but Neutral – Nutrient Budgets & Wyatt v Fareham Borough Council

Roy Pinnock and Sophie Pinault assess the implications of a recent decision on nutrient neutrality and planning.
August 04, 2022

Transforming Public Procurement – "our transparency ambition”

Sophie Mcfie-Hyland asks whether changes to the "transparency" requirements of the new public procurement regime will prove beneficial or burdensome for contracting authorities.
August 04, 2022

The High Court’s approach to cladding claims

Judith Hopper and William Cursham analyse a recent ruling where a High Court judge awarded a housing association substantial damages in a claim relating to defective cladding.
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August 04, 2022

HMOs and 'dwellinghouses'

Are small HMOs (Use Class C4) and large HMOs a dwellinghouse? Brendon Lee looks at the lessons from a recent High Court ruling.
August 04, 2022

Housing authority acquisitions policies

The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a local housing authority failed to comply with its own acquisitions policy. Stathis Kosteletos, Clive Adams and Jonathan Hulley examine the ruling.
August 04, 2022

Housing case law update – July-August 2022

Karen Smith, Catherine Craven and Emily Howe round up the latest housing law judgments of interest to local authorities and housing associations.
August 04, 2022

Consumer Regulation Review 2021-22: key lessons

Melanie Dirom examines the Regulator of Social Housing’s (RSH) recently published annual Consumer Regulation Review for 2021-22.
July 29, 2022

Reasonable costs and the AHAS guidance

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames recently overturned a County Court decision on a statutory appeal pursuant to the Housing Act 1996, s. 204. Nick Grundy QC and Victoria Osler, who appeared for the council, analyse the ruling.
July 29, 2022

The impending termination of PFI contracts

Michael Mousdale sets out what authorities should be doing now to prepare for the expiry of PFI deals.
July 29, 2022

Further (Mc)Clouds on the horizon in public sector pensions

Doug Mullen considers the likely impact of a pensions legal challenge being brought by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the British Medical Association (BMA).
July 28, 2022

Holiday entitlement and pay for atypical working arrangements: Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21

Julie Bann and David Leach analyse a landmark Supreme Court ruling on holiday entitlement and pay for atypical working arrangements.
July 28, 2022

The government’s Procurement Bill - its impact on challenges and remedies for suppliers and public authorities

Jeremy Sharman and Russell Williamson take a look at the Government’s Procurement Bill and its impact on challenges and remedies for suppliers and public authorities.
July 27, 2022

Gold Standard Framework – seven months on

Seven months ago, the Independent Review of Public Sector Construction Frameworks was published. Zoe Stollard looks at the progress made since then.
July 26, 2022

UK Emission Trading Scheme to include waste incineration installations

Steve Gummer and Gonzalo Puertas take a look at the UK Emission Trading Scheme and new decisions on waste incineration.
July 26, 2022

Signet Trading Limited v First Property Group – First Award under the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 Scheme

Joe Walker and James Nelson outline and analyse the first award under the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 Scheme.
July 25, 2022

Transforming the way we produce population statistics

Jen Woolford explains how the ONS is using a variety of data sources to provide more frequent, inclusive, and timely statistics to allow us to understand population change in local areas this year and beyond.
July 22, 2022

Private hire apps are legal: R (UTAG) v TfL & Transopco UK Ltd

Philip Kolvin QC and Ronnie Dennis analyse an important Court of Appeal ruling on the lawfulness of Transport for London's decision to grant the company behind FREE NOW a London PHV operator's licence.
July 22, 2022

Procurement reforms – implications for procurement challenges and remedies

Colin Ricciardello considers the implications for procurement challenges and remedies arising out of the Government's procurement reforms.
July 22, 2022

Contractual costs and forfeiture clauses (Mayor and Burgesses of the Tower Hamlets London Borough Council v Khan)

Robyn Cunningham analyses a property dispute on the application of a common lease clause, entitling a landlord to recover legal costs that are ‘incidental to the preparation and service’ of forfeiture notices.
July 22, 2022

Local authority land deals – unlocking regeneration opportunities

Lucy Doran looks at the role land deals can play in maximising local authority assets and delivering regeneration.
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