Supreme Court agrees to hear case on environmental impact assessment and downstream effects

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in a key case on planning permissions, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and downstream effects, it has been reported. Read more

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August 12, 2022

Government launches biodiversity metric consultation in latest step toward mandating Biodiversity Net Gain

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation on the Biodiversity Metric to be used for the purpose of calculating Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) as required under the 2021 Environment Act.
August 12, 2022

Judicial review claim forces council to suspend referendum on neighbourhood plan

A judicial review claim has halted a referendum on a Wiltshire neighbourhood plan days before it was set to take place.
August 12, 2022

Campaign group and London Assembly member crowd fund legal challenge to stop Mayor of London giving ‘Orwellian surveillance network’ of ANPR data to Met Police

The Open Rights Group and London Assembly Member Sian Berry are crowd funding a legal challenge to the Mayor of London over his decision to expand the scope of data-sharing with the Metropolitan Police from Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Automated…
August 12, 2022

High Court gives green light for fourth judicial review challenge regarding future of London housing estate

A judicial review challenge of Lambeth Council's planning approval of a plan that would demolish part of a 1970s estate will be heard in November, making it the fourth judicial review application concerning the estate in seven years.
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August 12, 2022

Calling off under framework agreements

Joseph Barrett and Raphael Hogarth set out the key points from a landmark procurement case on the use of framework agreements, in which the High Court judge made an order shortening the contract for what is thought to be the first time in this jurisdiction.
August 12, 2022

Net Zero: the Good Law Project continue to turn up the heat on the government

The Good Law Project (“GLP”) continues to challenge the actions of the Government with another successful case in the High Court last week, writes Juli Lau.
August 12, 2022

Greater flexibility for local authorities in age assessments

Joshua Swirsky sets out the lessons for local authorities from a High Court challenge on eight grounds to the lawfulness of a council's short-form age assessment of a young Sudanese refugee.
August 12, 2022

Appealing review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales

The Upper Tribunal has confirmed appeals can be brought against review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales. Matthew Wyard analyses the ruling.
August 12, 2022

Nutrients Fixes

Roy Pinnock and Sophie Pinault examine the Government's proposals for addressing the issue of nutrient neutrality.
August 12, 2022

Breach of condition notices and the public sector equality duty

A High Court judge recently dismissed a judicial review challenge over a council’s decision to issue a Breach of Condition Notice. Roderick Morton explains why.
August 12, 2022

"New buildings" and substantial completeness

A judge has ruled in favour of the Government in a challenge to an enforcement appeal decision. Freddie Humphreys sets out why.
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August 10, 2022

“True value” adjudications and subsequent “smash and grab” adjudications

Michael Comba and Victoria Okafor summarise the case of Bexheat Ltd v Essex Services Group Ltd [2022] EWHC 936 (TCC) (19 April 2022).
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.
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.
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