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Local Authority Insight Series - the Liberty Protection Safeguards

Oct 15, 2021
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.

Planning for Protests

Oct 11, 2021
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.

In conversation with HHJ Patrick Perusko

Oct 08, 2021
HHJ Patrick Perusko discusses and shares his experiences from running the innovative Family Drugs and Alcohol Court (FDAC).

Practice Direction 57AC Trial Witness Statements in the B&PC

Sep 29, 2021
Matthew Hall and Geraint Wheatley discuss various issues relating to evidence in property cases.

Mandatory off-site schooling

Sep 28, 2021
Jonathan Auburn QC examines the impact of the recent decision in CHF & ORS, R (On the Application Of) v Newick Church of England Primary School & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 613 on the need for and provision of off-site schooling by schools and local authorities.

Relief from sanctions

Sep 15, 2021
Desmond Kilcoyne unpacks the relief from sanctions principles, considering the Denton test, applications for an extension of time, applications in respect of failure to comply with orders or otherwise which are outside the scope of Denton, alongside a look at practical guidance on preparing to apply for relief from sanctions.

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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.

Rapid response to the health and social care changes

On 7 September 2020, the Government announced changes to the funding of health and social care in the form of an increase in national insurance and a cap on individual care costs. In this webinar from 39 Essex Chambers, Fenella Morris QC, Sian Davies and Arianna Kelly respond to the plan.

Emotional dysregulation and the use of anticipatory declarations in the Court of Protection

Dr Nicholas Todd, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Sam Karim QC and Aisling Campbell discuss emotional dysregulation, fluctuating capacity, capacity on a longitudinal view, anticipatory declarations and the problems with care management.

The LLG Grapevine 19th July

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Lord Chief Justice's comments on Serious Court Failings, the Environment Bill and climate change, the future of the planning system, the Public Accounts Committee Test and Trace 2 Inquiry, council's financial black holes, the Supreme Courts position not to interfere with political choices, the Health & Social Care Bill and the CSPL Annual…

CQC Strategy 2021 (part 2): How ratings could change and how to challenge them

Tim Coolican and Freya Cassia explore the legal and practical options available to providers if a disappointing result is received following an inspection.

CQC Strategy 2021 (Part 1): How inspections will change and how providers can prepare

Tim Coolican and Freya Cassia discuss the new Care Quality Commission's (CQC) strategy, what it means for health and social care providers and what providers can be doing to prepare for the new style inspections.

The LLG Grapevine 28th June

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss S.W. v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights, Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Place and Wellbeing in Local Government, The Commercial edge: Renewing the case for the Local Investment, Schools and Education, Social Care Finance, MHCLG Questions last week, and the Electoral Integrity Bill.

The LLG Grapevine 1st June 2021

Helen McGrath and Dennis Hall of LLG discuss Lord Woolf's comments on Judicial Review, the Public Accounts Committees' Report on the Government's Education Catch Up Programme, the Environment Bill, Health and Social Care, Voter ID, Failure to Provide Adequate Reasons in Planning Permission, Stakeholder Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, Social Housing Reform and…

Testamentary Capacity: Time for a change?

Falk J has recently handed down her decision in Clitheroe v Bond [2021] EWHC 1102 (Ch), which raises fundamental questions regarding testamentary capacity, and in particular whether the Banks v Goodfellow test should be replaced by the test in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, as well as clarifying the test for insane delusions and the role of fixed false beliefs. In this webinar, Sir James Munby,…

What does the COVID pandemic mean for the standard of care?

What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the interpretation of the appropriate standard of care? Chris Bright QC, John Coughlan QC, Gemma Roberts, and Neil Shastri-Hurst explore the key implications.

Court of Protection Q&A 4: Property & Affairs

In the final instalment of their fortnightly series, Fay Collinson, Arevik Jackson and Sophie Hurst answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on Property & Affairs in the Court of Protection.

Demystifying factitious illness​ within care proceedings

Barristers Tina Cook QC and Sharan Bhachu host a discussion aimed at understanding factitious illness​ and the interplay in care proceedings​.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight - Lot 1: Adult Social Services

Sheila Moore, James Drew and Martin Jones consider recent cases and experience, including decisions relating to vaccination and those concerning the right to marry or form other personal relationships.

Court of Protection Q&A Series: 2

Sophie Allan and Aisling Campbell from Kings Chambers' Court of Protection team answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on health & welfare law.

Proving or disproving disability

Amy Stroud considers some of the issues concerning the operation of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010, particularly around mental impairment, that have arisen in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in recent times.

The LLG Grapevine 16th February

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Exit Payment Cap Revocation, Working from Home Securely, Elections, Remote Scrutiny Reviews, the LSB Covid Dashboard, the Domestic Abuse Bill, Devolution, CPD Reform and the Cumbria Coalmine.

Court of Protection Q&A Series: 1

In the first in a series of sessions, Sam Karim QC, Arevik Jackson and Sophie Hurst answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on health & welfare law.

Vulnerability, fairness and the remote Family Court

Siân Smith and Nicola Lewis discuss how to promote fairness in remote courts with a focus on how intermediaries can assist vulnerable people during hearings.

Care and support for disabled and elderly people during ‘Lockdown 3’ in England – key legal considerations

Regulations introduced as part of the third national lockdown will have significant implications for people in need of care and support, their families and friends and professionals involved in their lives. Stephen Broach and Sian Davies analyse the current regulations.

The LLG Grapevine 1st December

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath from LLG, discuss Devolution, All Party Parliamentary Groups. the Environment Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Draft Building Safety Bill, the Spending Review and more.

November 2020 Mental Capacity Report walkthrough

Alex Ruck-Keene provides an overview of 39 Essex Chamber's November update on mental capacity issues in the courts this month.

Section 21A applications and interim declarations: The implications of DP v Hillingdon

Join the Kings Chambers team of specialist Court of Protection barristers to discuss DP v Hillingdon, a recent case which is already altering the way that s.21A Mental Capacity Act applications are conducted.

Care and support for disabled and elderly people during ‘Lockdown 2’ in England - key legal considerations

Steve Broach and Sian Davies consider the implications of the second lockdown for people in need of care and support and the families and professionals involved in their lives.

The remote family court

Jaqueline Julyan SC and Maria Scotland discuss the new normal of remote hearings in the family court, including how they have changed since March, hybrid hearings, best practice and more.

Dealing with mental health problems/capacity issues in ASB cases

In the second webinar of Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series, Kuljit Bhogal chairs a discussion on the different roles of each court and how they can be co-ordinated to secure expeditious outcomes in circumstances where the County Court sometimes defers to the CoP, whilst the CoP may want to defer to the County Court.

The LLG Grapevine 28th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss modern slavery, the CSPL review of institutions, local lock-downs, the adult social care winter plan, climate change, resumption of possession claims, local government earnings and demographics and the law society council seat reduction.

Social Care: healthcare, contractual disputes need assessments and data protection

Leon Glenister, Admas Habteslasie, Stephen Knafler QC and Ben Fullbrook cover a range of adult social care issues, including the relationship between health and social care services, need assessments, contractual disputes and data protection.

So the Liberty Protection Safeguards are delayed until April 2022 - what should I do now?

In this webinar, Alex Ruck Keene discusses what LPS thinking can be incorporated now, what to do about community deprivation of liberty and the missing cohort - what to do about 16 and 17-year-olds.

Social Services Q&A session

In this webinar, Kella Bowers and Lucy Harris answer a number of questions on Social Services during the COVID-19 period involving children and adult services, care and mental health.

Service provision decisions, ordinary residence, and coronavirus and social care

In this instalment of Landmark Chambers' webinar series on adult social care, Stephen Knafler QC (Chair), Yaaser Vanderman and Leon Glenister discuss service provision decisions, ordinary residence and local authority responsibility, and coronavirus and social care.

Human rights challenges in relation to social care

In this webinar, Nicola Greaney, Steve Broach and Stephanie David discuss the right to life, inhuman and degrading treatment under Article 3 ECHR, ‘victim’ status and family members, and more.

Latest developments in local government law: remote decision-making, healthcare, social care and education

In the newest instalment of 39 Essex Chambers' webinar series on local government law, Fenella Morris QC, Sian Davies, Jack Anderson and Tom Amraoui discuss developments in remote decision-making, health care law, social care law and education law.

An introduction to the Court of Protection

Alex Ruck Keene explains the fundamentals of the Court of Protection, covering its distinctive features, function and when it should be involved in a dispute.

Deprivation of Liberty - getting it right

Alex Ruck Keene considers the fundamentals of deprivation of liberty and "how to get deprivation of liberty right".

Coronavirus - its impact on Discharges, DNARs, DPs and DoLs

Cornerstone Barristers discuss how the pandemic is affecting adult social care departments in relation to discharges from hospital, do not resuscitate orders, direct payments and deprivations of liberty.

Holding onto principles – the MCA 2005 and Covid-19

Neil Allen, Alex Ruck Keene and Rachel Sullivan discuss some legal dilemmas that have arisen in mental health law as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Health and Social Care Law and COVID-19

David Lock QC, Stephen Knafler QC and Leon Glenister discuss the effects of the coronavirus crisis on adult social care and explore the problems that arise in medical decision making when demand for respiratory services exceeds NHS capacity.

R (Bayer and Novartis) v NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups

David Lock QC and David Blundell QC explain the background, arguments and consequences of R (Bayer and Novartis) v NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups and others in a series of podcasts.

Care Act 2014 Easements in the Coronavirus Act 2020

Section 15 and Schedule 12 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 sets out significant amendments to a local authority's duties under the Care Act 2014. In this free-to-view, on-demand webinar, Cornerstone Barristers discuss the implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 for local authorities.

Childcare

In conversation with HHJ Patrick Perusko

HHJ Patrick Perusko discusses and shares his experiences from running the innovative Family Drugs and Alcohol Court (FDAC).

Local Authority Insight Series - Local Authority Duties in Intercountry Adoption

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Ruth Cabeza, barrister and author of the text, International Adoption, from Harcourt Chambers and Joy Hopkinson, Principal Social Care Lawyer from London Borough of Lambeth, discuss the issues for local authorities dealing with overseas placements both in a private and public law context.

Interim care orders and newborn babies on Law Pod UK

As part of LawPod UK’s Family Law series, Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska discuss with Rosalind English the distressing and emotional business of removing newborns from their mothers when it is decided that it is in the infant’s best interests.

Everyone’s Invited: the legal implications

What is the legal framework for schools in responding to 'Everyone's Invited'? Fiona Scolding QC, Samantha Broadfoot QC, Leon Glenister and Joe Thomas discuss.

The LLG Grapevine 28th June

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss S.W. v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights, Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Place and Wellbeing in Local Government, The Commercial edge: Renewing the case for the Local Investment, Schools and Education, Social Care Finance, MHCLG Questions last week, and the Electoral Integrity Bill.

Coercive and controlling behaviour: The latest from the Family Courts on LawPod UK

Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager join Rosalind English to discuss the challenges presented to family court judges by the obligation to conduct full fact finding hearings where allegations of domestic abuse are raised as part of LawPod UK’s Family Law series.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight - Lot 2: Child Social Services

Jo Couch, Sara Tomaszewski and Martin Jones speak about recent developments including the law concerning the authorisation of the Deprivation of Liberty of Children and briefly survey the law relating to European child protection cooperation post-Brexit.

Court of Protection Q&A Series: 3

Sophie Hurst and Richard Borrett from Kings Chambers' Court of Protection team answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on health & welfare law.

Placing children outside of the Jurisdiction

Michael Jones discusses placing children in foster care and institutional care outside of England & Wales.

Post COVID-19 child abuse litigation: A new future

Sharing their experiences and learning over the last 18 months, Leah Jones, Sarah Erwin-Jones and James Arrowsmith look beyond the immediate impact of COVID-19 and discuss the future of litigation including child abuse litigation.

Unregulated placements

Olivia Choudhury examines a case involving the use of an unregulated placement by Lancashire County Council and discusses the impact of such placements alongside possible reforms.

Vulnerability, fairness and the remote Family Court

Siân Smith and Nicola Lewis discuss how to promote fairness in remote courts with a focus on how intermediaries can assist vulnerable people during hearings.

Should the Family Court Promote Contact?

Francis Cassidy examines recent family law cases and asks if there is a duty for the Family Courts to promote contact, whether there is a pro-contact culture, and more.

Services for Children: understanding the framework and how decisions are made

David Lock QC provides an introduction to health and social care law in relation to children.

The LLG Grapevine 1st December

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath from LLG, discuss Devolution, All Party Parliamentary Groups. the Environment Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Draft Building Safety Bill, the Spending Review and more.

So the Liberty Protection Safeguards are delayed until April 2022 - what should I do now?

In this webinar, Alex Ruck Keene discusses what LPS thinking can be incorporated now, what to do about community deprivation of liberty and the missing cohort - what to do about 16 and 17-year-olds.

Social Services Q&A session

In this webinar, Kella Bowers and Lucy Harris answer a number of questions on Social Services during the COVID-19 period involving children and adult services, care and mental health.

Transparency in the Family Courts

Liam Kelly and Jack Harrison discuss the issue of transparency in family court proceedings.

Public law update: Forced marriage

Patrick Gilmore talks about forced marriage and the recent decision of Re K, which is an important decision from the President of the Family Division.

Public law update: Vaccinations

Focusing on the Court of Appeal's recent decision in Re H (A Child)(Parental Responsibility: Vaccination), Joanna Moody discusses vaccinations within the sphere of public law proceedings.

Public law update: Relinquished babies

In this family law webinar, Michael Jones gives a public law update on babies relinquished for adoption.

Community Safety

How to avoid common pitfalls in anti social behaviour injunctions and committal applications

Louise Whittington and Natalie Foster provide practical guidance on frequently encountered issues in the preparation of applications for both civil injunctions and committals following breach of an injunction.

Civil Penalty Notices

Vilma Vodanovic and Alice Richardson examine Civil Penalty Notices. These are part of the range of enforcement measures available to Local Authorities against private residential landlords. The session explores appeals for such Notices in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, including an explanation of the process and useful tips.

Injunctions against protesters and travellers webinar

Landmark Chambers barristers discuss where the law now stands on injunctions against groups of protesters and travellers, and the proposed extension of relevant police powers against unauthorised encampments.

Locking down anti-social behaviour - an introduction to Public Spaces Protection Orders

In the third instalment of her series on community safety law during the lockdown, Kuljit Bhogal discusses Public Spaces Protection Orders.

Locking down anti-social behaviour - COVID-19 and Closure Orders

In the second video in her series on anti-social behaviour during the coronavirus outbreak, Kuljit Bhogal looks at seeking closure orders during the lockdown.

Locking down anti-social behaviour - COVID-19 and Community Protection Notices

In this video, Kuljit Bhogal explains how Community Protection Notices, served under the powers found in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, could be used to tackle anti-social behaviour during the lockdown.

Education Law

Mandatory off-site schooling

Jonathan Auburn QC examines the impact of the recent decision in CHF & ORS, R (On the Application Of) v Newick Church of England Primary School & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 613 on the need for and provision of off-site schooling by schools and local authorities.

Everyone’s Invited: the legal implications

What is the legal framework for schools in responding to 'Everyone's Invited'? Fiona Scolding QC, Samantha Broadfoot QC, Leon Glenister and Joe Thomas discuss.

The LLG Grapevine 28th June

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss S.W. v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights, Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Place and Wellbeing in Local Government, The Commercial edge: Renewing the case for the Local Investment, Schools and Education, Social Care Finance, MHCLG Questions last week, and the Electoral Integrity Bill.

The LLG Grapevine 1st March

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss Covid Procurement Transparency, Local Authority Pension Investment, Emergency Legislation during Covid, Working Time and being 'On Call', News from Wales, Schools, Fly-tipping and Dismissal for Not Wearing a Face Mask.

The LLG Grapevine 7th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath look back over the summer and discuss reforms of the planning, the EU-UK future relationship, guidance for schools, algorithims and children falling behind, whether public services were fit to respond to the pandemic, devolution, equality and the solicitors disciplinary tribunal, and the National Institute for Health Protection.

Navigating school admission appeals during coronavirus

Yvonne Spencer considers the changes to school admissions appeals due to coronavirus and how they should be handled.

Latest developments in local government law: remote decision-making, healthcare, social care and education

In the newest instalment of 39 Essex Chambers' webinar series on local government law, Fenella Morris QC, Sian Davies, Jack Anderson and Tom Amraoui discuss developments in remote decision-making, health care law, social care law and education law.

School Admissions Appeals: new coronavirus Regulations

VWV Education Partner Yvonne Spencer explains the new regulations that have been enforced in relation to schools admissions appeals.

Employment

Local government pension scheme exit credits

Doug Mullen and Michelle Knight discuss the recent judicial review of regulations changing the regime governing exit credits in the local government pension scheme.

The LLG Grapevine 1st June 2021

Helen McGrath and Dennis Hall of LLG discuss Lord Woolf's comments on Judicial Review, the Public Accounts Committees' Report on the Government's Education Catch Up Programme, the Environment Bill, Health and Social Care, Voter ID, Failure to Provide Adequate Reasons in Planning Permission, Stakeholder Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, Social Housing Reform and…

Future of agile working - how tech will solve the connectivity and productivity puzzle?

With law firms asking the question of whether their lawyers will continue working from home post-pandemic, Rebecca McGuirk and Emma Burrows of Trowers and Hamlins ask technology expert, Alan Valentine, about how technology will be essential for hybrid-working.

Update on public sector pensions, age discrimination and the fallout from McCloud v Lord Chancellor

Paul Brown QC, Samantha Broadfoot QC and David Lock QC look at the responsibilities and remedies available to resolve the discrimination issues emerging out of the significant decision of the Court of Appeal in McCloud v Lord Chancellor [2018] EWCA Civ 2844.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 7 - Employment Law

In this session, Louise Price, Eleanor Bamber and Christine Bradbury look at the legal framework relating to whistleblowing as well as a practical look at the protections and challenges posed by managed exits and 'gag' clauses.

Employment law: Terminated! Are you sure?

Jeanette Wheeler, Sonya O’Reilly and Clare Barlow discuss effective notice to terminate employment. Also discussed: the newly confirmed employment status of Uber drivers and public sector exit pay.

The LLG Grapevine 1st March

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss Covid Procurement Transparency, Local Authority Pension Investment, Emergency Legislation during Covid, Working Time and being 'On Call', News from Wales, Schools, Fly-tipping and Dismissal for Not Wearing a Face Mask.

Proving or disproving disability

Amy Stroud considers some of the issues concerning the operation of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010, particularly around mental impairment, that have arisen in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in recent times.

The LLG Grapevine 16th February

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Exit Payment Cap Revocation, Working from Home Securely, Elections, Remote Scrutiny Reviews, the LSB Covid Dashboard, the Domestic Abuse Bill, Devolution, CPD Reform and the Cumbria Coalmine.

Whistleblowing during COVID: Blowing the whistle on whistle blowing claims

Gillian Crew examines the applicable law of whistleblowing claims, and how to deal with such claims that may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exit pay cap regulations

What do the Exit Pay Cap Regulations do and what challenges might they present? Allison Cook and Mark Heath discuss the regulations.

Collective Consultation: Redundancies

Many employers are contemplating multiple redundancies that trigger collective consultation obligations. Mugni Islam-Choudhury and Anthony Korn provide a comprehensive overview of what employers need to do to ensure they have complied with their obligations in any collective consultation process.

CVP, hybrid, and in-person hearings in the Employment Tribunal

Calling on practical experience, Tom Perry, Naomi Owen, Gemma Roberts & Changez Khan discuss preparing for and conducting Employment Tribunal hearings via the cloud video platform (CVP), hearings in person and hybrid hearings.

The LLG Grapevine 14th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the EU Withdrawal Agreement, obesity, council audits, The Housing Ombudsman Annual Report, disqualification of non-compliant bids, employment law considerations of working from home, and more.

Guide to the law on police pensions

In this 8-part podcast series, hosts David Lock QC and Samantha Broadfoot QC present an in-depth guide to the law on police pensions.

COVID-19: redundancy & business planning

The government's job retention scheme currently covers more than 3 million employees which shows the scale of the challenge that businesses will face when the scheme has ended. Rebecca Mahon, Mark Alaszewski and Adam McGlynn outline best practice for businesses that may have to trigger the redundancy process.

The three p's of processing ill health retirement

In this webinar, Alice Kinder looks at the impact of two recent decisions of the pensions ombudsman concerning the ill health retirement of individuals in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Environment

The LLG Grapevine 19th July

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Lord Chief Justice's comments on Serious Court Failings, the Environment Bill and climate change, the future of the planning system, the Public Accounts Committee Test and Trace 2 Inquiry, council's financial black holes, the Supreme Courts position not to interfere with political choices, the Health & Social Care Bill and the CSPL Annual…

Local Authority Insight Series - Climate Change

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: What are the legal powers that local authorities can use to fight climate change and what legal obstacles do they face? Rachel McKoy, Stephen Cirell, Richard Honey QC and James Lupton consider the problems.

Compulsory Purchase: A fresh perspective

Paul Shadarevian QC, Harriet Townsend, Emmaline Lambert and Dr. Christina Lienen consider compulsory purchase law and practice for acquiring authorities and affected owners – pitfalls to look out for, and tips to take to heart.

The LLG Grapevine 1st June 2021

Helen McGrath and Dennis Hall of LLG discuss Lord Woolf's comments on Judicial Review, the Public Accounts Committees' Report on the Government's Education Catch Up Programme, the Environment Bill, Health and Social Care, Voter ID, Failure to Provide Adequate Reasons in Planning Permission, Stakeholder Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, Social Housing Reform and…

Developing Greenfield Sites Outside Settlement Boundaries

Jonathan Clay, Dr. Ashley Bowes and Rowan Clapp explore the issues that may be faced when developing greenfield sites outside of settlement boundaries, including: housing land supply, tilted balance, access issues, commons and village greens, development within the Green Belt and landscape/heritage issues.

Carbon Neutrality - Air Quality

What is the current statutory framework for the regulation of air quality and how is it likely to evolve? Ben Standing and Laura Hughes discuss.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 9 - Planning and Environmental Law

Peter Hurn, Shelley Ikram, Gareth Fortey and Rachel Arentsen look at the key issues that face Local Authorities and developers when dealing with Sustainable Drainage Systems.

VAT’s the way I like it (if you’re the paying party)

Martin Carter explains the Court of Appeal’s decision in R (Friends of the Earth Limited) v Secretary of State for Transport [2021] EWCA Civ 13, which provides useful clarification on whether the Aarhus costs caps in the CPR are inclusive or exclusive of VAT.

The Environment Bill: Will it weaken or strengthen the UK’s environmental protections?

Stephen Tromans QC chairs a discussion of the key parts of the Environment Bill, looking particularly at developments over the Autumn and Winter.

The LLG Grapevine 1st December

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath from LLG, discuss Devolution, All Party Parliamentary Groups. the Environment Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Draft Building Safety Bill, the Spending Review and more.

Planning and Environmental Law Update for the Northern Region

Stephen Tromans QC, John Pugh-Smith and Christiaan Zwart present 39 Essex Chambers’ annual Planning and Environmental Law Update for the Northern Region with a focus on the region's Environmental Recovery package, Financing Infrastructure and more.

Targets & the Environment Bill

Nina Pindham considers the Environment Bill and more particularly, environmental targets – what are they replacing, what is industry, affected sectors and the Government’s thinking on how those targets should best be set; how and when are they enforced?

A Green Brexit? Removing Red Tape or Increasing Environmental Protections?

Stephanie Wray, Alison Ogley and James Maurici QC consider the forthcoming changes in legislation and policy as the UK prepares to leave the EU on 31st December 2020.

The LLG Grapevine 28th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss modern slavery, the CSPL review of institutions, local lock-downs, the adult social care winter plan, climate change, resumption of possession claims, local government earnings and demographics and the law society council seat reduction.

Dealing with net zero, biodiversity and air quality issues in planning

Richard Barlow, Ben Standing, David Elvin QC and James Maurici QC consider the legal obligations and implications introduced by 'net zero' legislation. Also discussed: biodiversity net gain and dealing with air quality issues in planning.

Delivering Infrastructure in Wales: Current issues

Russell Harris QC, James Maurici QC and Heather Sargent consider issues that infrastructure projects are currently facing in Wales, including the delivery of infrastructure in National Parks and AONBs, and the impact of the Habitats Regulations.

Environmental law update

Celina Colquhoun, Rachel Sullivan and Stephen Tromans QC provide a case law update on air quality, climate change and other recent environmental decisions.

Encouraging greener travel

Shivaji Shiva discusses the changes local authorities are making to their transport policies to encourage greener modes of transport in cities.

Encouraging greener travel

Shivaji Shiva discusses the changes local authorities are making to their transport policies to encourage greener modes of transport in cities.

Can planning meet the renewable energy challenge?

With experts saying that renewable energy could power an economic recovery from the Coronavirus, planning lawyers may soon be busy delivering renewable energy schemes. Philip Robson, Giles Cannock QC, Rebecca Williams, Chris Calvert and Peter Nesbit discuss.

Local plan examinations

Michael Bedford QC, Wayne Beglan and Rob Williams adress recent developments in planning law including Duty to Co-operate, Sustainability Appraisal, protection of the Green Belt, the relation between different levels of development plan, and more.

Governance

The LLG Grapevine 19th July

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Lord Chief Justice's comments on Serious Court Failings, the Environment Bill and climate change, the future of the planning system, the Public Accounts Committee Test and Trace 2 Inquiry, council's financial black holes, the Supreme Courts position not to interfere with political choices, the Health & Social Care Bill and the CSPL Annual…

State Aid and subsidy control post-Brexit: an update

What is the current position on State Aid and subsidy control in the UK, and what does the future hold for these areas of law following the consultations on the proposals in the two UK Green Papers? Tim Buley QC, Luke Wilcox and James Neill discuss.

The LLG Grapevine 28th June

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss S.W. v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights, Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Place and Wellbeing in Local Government, The Commercial edge: Renewing the case for the Local Investment, Schools and Education, Social Care Finance, MHCLG Questions last week, and the Electoral Integrity Bill.

The Independent Review of Administrative Law: Much ado about nothing or rewriting the rules of public law?

Richard Drabble QC, Jenny Wigley QC, David Elvin QC and Tim Buley QC consider what the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) report recommended and analyse the government's response.

The LLG Grapevine 15th March

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath from LLG discuss devolution, Judicial Review, GDPR, The CfGS's Governance Risk & Resilience Framework, gender equality, flexible working, Rule of Law and Test and Trace.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 4 - Corporate Governance and Ethical Standards

Justin Davies and Martin Jones focus on governance and ethical standards issues in local authorities, looking at the Seven Principles of Public Life, first set out by Lord Nolan in 1995 that outlined the ethical standards those working in the public sector are expected to adhere to.

The LLG Grapevine 1st March

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss Covid Procurement Transparency, Local Authority Pension Investment, Emergency Legislation during Covid, Working Time and being 'On Call', News from Wales, Schools, Fly-tipping and Dismissal for Not Wearing a Face Mask.

The LLG Grapevine 16th February

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Exit Payment Cap Revocation, Working from Home Securely, Elections, Remote Scrutiny Reviews, the LSB Covid Dashboard, the Domestic Abuse Bill, Devolution, CPD Reform and the Cumbria Coalmine.

Whistleblowing during COVID: Blowing the whistle on whistle blowing claims

Gillian Crew examines the applicable law of whistleblowing claims, and how to deal with such claims that may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LLG Grapevine 18th January

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath from LLG welcome Peter Stanyon, CEO of the Association of Electoral Administrators, to discuss the upcoming elections, the position at present, the volume of elections, postal voting and the practical challenges of holding covid-19 secure elections and counts.

The LLG Grapevine 1st December

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath from LLG, discuss Devolution, All Party Parliamentary Groups. the Environment Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Draft Building Safety Bill, the Spending Review and more.

The LLG Grapevine 24th November

This week sees a special feature with guest contributor Ed Hammond from the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny to discuss pandemic stresses and pressures on local authorities, governance challenges, the need for safeguards, reporting of decisions and the importance of review and reflection.

The LLG Grapevine 9th November

This week sees a special feature with guest contributor Derek Bedlow from the Local Government Lawyer to discuss the 'Life After Lock-down Survey' and what this means for the future of lawyers in the profession. We also discuss Brexit, Public Appointments & Transparency and the Location of Power between Central and Local Government.

The devolution agenda, restructures, and unitarisation

Olwen Brown provides an overview of the devolution agenda in England including the implications of a white paper, the process and criteria for unitarisation and other possible options for restructure.

The LLG Grapevine 12th October

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the highlights of the LLG MO Conference including challenges and opportunities for Monitoring Officers, Governance and Scrutiny, The do's and don'ts of social media, the 95K exit cap, and more.

The LLG Grapevine 7th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath look back over the summer and discuss reforms of the planning, the EU-UK future relationship, guidance for schools, algorithims and children falling behind, whether public services were fit to respond to the pandemic, devolution, equality and the solicitors disciplinary tribunal, and the National Institute for Health Protection.

New guidance for statutory intervention & inspection

In light of recent issues regarding the financial struggles of local authorities, Mark Heath looks at the new guidance for managing intervention and inspection.

The LLG Grapevine 29th June

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss home working, planning permission, local lock-downs, data protection and the Business and Planning Bill.

The LLG Grapevine 15th June

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath of LLG discuss legal considerations pertaining to the removal of statutes, the draft Model Code of Conduct, the 4th Health Amendment Regulations, procurement - fraud and corruption, and more.

Latest developments in local government law: remote decision-making, healthcare, social care and education

In the newest instalment of 39 Essex Chambers' webinar series on local government law, Fenella Morris QC, Sian Davies, Jack Anderson and Tom Amraoui discuss developments in remote decision-making, health care law, social care law and education law.

The LLG Grapevine 8th June

Deborah Evans (CEO), Dennis Hall (Bulletin Editor) and Helen McGrath (Head of Public Affairs) from LLG discuss the Seven Principles of Public Life, new school regulations, judicial review, remote meeting case studies, child vaccination disputes, the Commons Briefing on the role of the governments law officers, local lockdown powers and Brexit - remember that?!

Politics v democracy & the role of the Monitoring Officer

In this webinar, Mark Heath discusses the intersection between the role of monitoring officers and the role of local democracy and politics, during these challenging times.

Elections and the Coronavirus Act 2020

Allison Cook, Public Sector Partner at VWV, talks to specialist in elections law, Mark Heath about the changes to elections introduced under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Workshop on virtual meetings

In this webinar, Cornerstone Barristers draw on the experience of virtual local authority meetings which have been held so far to provide some practical solutions to issues that have arisen and share best practice.

COVID-19 Weekly Brief: virtual meeting software

Tanya Corsie explores the various options for virtual meetings, covering online live streaming of meetings, the do's and don'ts of recording meetings, the need for moderators in large meetings, the role of good governance and policies, and what to do if your Councillors just don't have the technology.

Running remote parish council meetings

Many parish councils will be grappling with remote meeting technology for the first time in their response to lockdown and emergency decision making. Hosted by Deborah Evans, John Austin and Jane Moore consider how parish councils can best conduct virtual meetings and decision making during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Weekly Brief: Behaviour and Etiquette for Remote Meetings

What is appropriate behaviour and etiquette in remote meetings and how can scrutiny and governance be maintained whilst working remotely? Deborah Evans, Ed Hammond, and Philip McCourt consider best practice for remote meetings.

Remote meetings: natural justice and practical problems

Cornerstone Barristers discuss the new Regulations empowering local authorities to hold meetings remotely, looking at the natural justice implications of hosting virtual meetings and offer practical solutions to some of the problems local authorities are likely to encounter.

Public and admin law update

The Browne Jacobson team rounds up the latest case law, information law developments and offers tips on vires and statutory drafting in this webinar.

Virtual Meetings are the new reality for local authorities

In this free-to-view on-demand webinar, Cornerstone Barristers discuss the implications of the new Regulations which empower local authorities to hold meetings remotely (including by telephone conference, video conference, or live webcast).

Remote Council Decision Making

Landmark Chambers considers the need for remote working and looks at the practical implications of decision making and discharge of functions during the COVID-19 emergency period.

Virtual Meetings and Postponement of Elections Regulations: Guidance, Implications and Insight

This free on-demand webinar features a discussion between LLG’s Chief Executive, Deborah Evans and Mark Heath, Consultant at VWV and Returning Officer at Southampton City Council, who will examine the regulations on virtual meetings, the guidance recently produced by LLG and ADSO, and the implications of the regulations including in relation to standing orders, immediate effect and five days'…

Healthcare Law

Rapid response to the health and social care changes

On 7 September 2020, the Government announced changes to the funding of health and social care in the form of an increase in national insurance and a cap on individual care costs. In this webinar from 39 Essex Chambers, Fenella Morris QC, Sian Davies and Arianna Kelly respond to the plan.

The LLG Grapevine 28th June

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss S.W. v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights, Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Place and Wellbeing in Local Government, The Commercial edge: Renewing the case for the Local Investment, Schools and Education, Social Care Finance, MHCLG Questions last week, and the Electoral Integrity Bill.

The LLG Grapevine 1st June 2021

Helen McGrath and Dennis Hall of LLG discuss Lord Woolf's comments on Judicial Review, the Public Accounts Committees' Report on the Government's Education Catch Up Programme, the Environment Bill, Health and Social Care, Voter ID, Failure to Provide Adequate Reasons in Planning Permission, Stakeholder Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, Social Housing Reform and…

What does the COVID pandemic mean for the standard of care?

What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the interpretation of the appropriate standard of care? Chris Bright QC, John Coughlan QC, Gemma Roberts, and Neil Shastri-Hurst explore the key implications.

Social Care: healthcare, contractual disputes need assessments and data protection

Leon Glenister, Admas Habteslasie, Stephen Knafler QC and Ben Fullbrook cover a range of adult social care issues, including the relationship between health and social care services, need assessments, contractual disputes and data protection.

The LLG Grapevine 15th June

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath of LLG discuss legal considerations pertaining to the removal of statutes, the draft Model Code of Conduct, the 4th Health Amendment Regulations, procurement - fraud and corruption, and more.

Latest developments in local government law: remote decision-making, healthcare, social care and education

In the newest instalment of 39 Essex Chambers' webinar series on local government law, Fenella Morris QC, Sian Davies, Jack Anderson and Tom Amraoui discuss developments in remote decision-making, health care law, social care law and education law.

Health and Social Care Law and COVID-19

David Lock QC, Stephen Knafler QC and Leon Glenister discuss the effects of the coronavirus crisis on adult social care and explore the problems that arise in medical decision making when demand for respiratory services exceeds NHS capacity.

R (Bayer and Novartis) v NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups

David Lock QC and David Blundell QC explain the background, arguments and consequences of R (Bayer and Novartis) v NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups and others in a series of podcasts.

Housing Law

Relief from sanctions

Desmond Kilcoyne unpacks the relief from sanctions principles, considering the Denton test, applications for an extension of time, applications in respect of failure to comply with orders or otherwise which are outside the scope of Denton, alongside a look at practical guidance on preparing to apply for relief from sanctions.

How to get section 21 and deposits right

Iris Ferber and Andrew Carter discuss how to navigate the numerous rules in play in regards to deposits and section 21 notices.

Housing Ombudsman Podcast: Relaxing the rules and returning to the New Normal

In the first episode of the Housing Ombudsman's new podcast, Richard Blakeway, Verity Richards and David Simmons discuss the complaints they have seen that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Possession proceedings, where are we now?

Tara O'Leary, Rowan Clapp, Olivia Davies and Dr Christina Lienen take stock of how the County Courts are dealing with possession claims as the country (hopefully) moves towards an easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Update on remedies for non-payment of rent

Richard Snape unpacks the recent government announcement around remedies for non-payment of rent - the short and long term consequences and considerations for landlords and tenants.

A beginner’s guide to Statutory Nuisance Prosecutions & Residential Accommodation

Mathew McDermott and Krishma Patel provide an introduction to statutory nuisance prosecutions in respect of residential accommodation, dealing with what "statutory nuisance” and “prejudicial to health” mean, what defences exist and what the Magistrates Court can award.

A New Look at Leasehold Restructuring: are landlords out of the money?

Zia Bhaloo QC, Camilla Lamont, David Nicholls and Evie Barden consider the impact on landlords of three significant new decisions in the field of retail, leisure and hospitality lease restructuring.

The LLG Grapevine 1st June 2021

Helen McGrath and Dennis Hall of LLG discuss Lord Woolf's comments on Judicial Review, the Public Accounts Committees' Report on the Government's Education Catch Up Programme, the Environment Bill, Health and Social Care, Voter ID, Failure to Provide Adequate Reasons in Planning Permission, Stakeholder Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, Social Housing Reform and…

The LLG Grapevine 24th May

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss junior lawyer guidance, traveller injunctions, presenteeism, homeworking, levelling up, new laws for house buyers, renters and homeowners, planning reform and public interest reports.

Defending Disrepair Claims

What does a landlord need to know about preparing for, negotiating and - above all - avoiding litigation? Catherine Rowlands and Matthew Feldman discuss.

Rent Repayment Orders: A virtual introductory workshop

Howard Lederman and Natalie Foster of 42 Bedford Row Barristers' Housing Group provide an overview of rent repayments orders as it affects local authorities.

Dealing with homelessness appeals

Focussing on section 204 and section 204A appeals in the county court, Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane, Tara O'Leary and Rowan Clapp look at those appeals through the lens of the local authority respondent.

Covid Enforcement Restrictions

As the UK prepares for the relaxation of lockdown, barristers Zachary Bredemear, Richard Cherry and Conor Kennedy offer a reminder of the restrictions on bringing proceedings and enforcement that are still in force.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 3 - Civil Litigation - Housing Management

Rebecca Rees gives ten tips for handling disrepair claims and Bethan Gladwyn provides an overview of the current rules and practice for possession claims.

Social housing: Disrepair masterclass

Jonathan Hulley, Clive Adams, Ian Rattenbury, Will May and Elena Singleton deliver a 'Disrepair Masterclass’, exploring tips, traps and best practice, in addition to reviewing the latest case law.

The essential housing update

Louise Leaver leads a discussion with the housing team at Bevan Brittan looking back on some of the important financial and regulatory changes that were overshadowed by the pandemic but that may still impact legal departments in 2021.

A Tale of Two Cities: Different approaches in residential s.78 appeals

Paul G Tucker QC compares the approach and outcome in two appeals with very similar characteristics which give rise to a very different outcome as a result of residential appeals determined at the end of last year.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018: Virtual workshop

Desmond Kilcoyne and Katherine Archer unpack the provisions in the Habitation Act 2018 and assess the significance of the new law.

Possession Proceedings update

Alice Richardson starts the first of a series of three Trinity Landlord and Tenant focused webinars by reviewing the updated guidance and regulations for possession proceedings in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Residential fire safety update

Justin Bates and Simon Allison provide an update on the Building Safety Fund and new building safety legislation.

The practicalities and problems of the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations

In this podcast, Matthew Gregson and Doug Mullen assess the issues that the freshly signed Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations (in force on 4 November 2020) trigger.

Role of joint ventures in driving housing-led regeneration

Olwen Brown, Mark Cook, and Alan Cavill look at what successful town centre regeneration looks like.

Practical lessons in crisis management and disaster recovery

Victoria Jardine and Tim Coolican examine the social housing crises that may emerge post-pandemic and how housing associations can develop effective strategies to deal with them.

Collection and use of personal data: A guide for landlords

This webinar provides up to date guidance and advice for landlords and those who represent them on complying with data protection obligations, lawfully collecting CCTV for ASB and Tenancy Fraud investigations, and how such data can be used in court proceedings.

Public law and discrimination challenges to possession claims

This webinar considers the current state of play of such matters being raised in defences to possession claims, and increasingly (with discrimination) as a damages counterclaim as well, and considers strategies to deal effectively and confidently with them.

Dealing with mental health problems/capacity issues in ASB cases

In the second webinar of Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series, Kuljit Bhogal chairs a discussion on the different roles of each court and how they can be co-ordinated to secure expeditious outcomes in circumstances where the County Court sometimes defers to the CoP, whilst the CoP may want to defer to the County Court.

Housing-related Judicial Review

In light of the increase of housing-related judicial review, the third instalment of Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series provides a timely and focussed update and practical analysis of the law and procedure from pre-action protocol to costs.

Looking backwards to go forwards - Housing 2020 and 2021

In the first webinar in Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series, Ranjit Bhose QC, Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane and Ruchi Parekh provide their experience and insight into the highs and lows of housing past, and the opportunities and pitfalls to come.

The LLG Grapevine 28th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss modern slavery, the CSPL review of institutions, local lock-downs, the adult social care winter plan, climate change, resumption of possession claims, local government earnings and demographics and the law society council seat reduction.

Possession - after the stay

Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker and Rebecca Sembuuze discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.

The LLG Grapevine 14th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the EU Withdrawal Agreement, obesity, council audits, The Housing Ombudsman Annual Report, disqualification of non-compliant bids, employment law considerations of working from home, and more.

Possession update

Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall discuss the possession notices changes and the impact on social landlords.

Commercial Property and Property Litigation

Helen Marsh and Laura Hallett Lea discuss the challenges that tenants and landlords face as a result of COVID-19. They cover concessions, tenant break clauses and new lease following service of a break notice.

Landlord Complete Overview and Q&A Session

In this webinar, Laura Hallett Lea and Samantha Abdoolah give a brief overview of the process to evict a residential tenant, including how this has been impacted by COVID-19, along with some frequently asked questions.

Injunction applications

In this podcast, Alex Loxton and Sumi Begum discuss injunction applications and the courts' approach in light of COVID-19, together with the ban on possession proceedings.

Possession proceedings

Helen Tucker and Bex Sembuuze discuss how social landlords can get to grips with what's happening with possession cases during the evictions ban/possession stay.

Providing accommodation and support to those with an irregular immigration status

In light of the pandemic, local authorities have endeavoured to move those sleeping rough into accommodation. But now there is increasing concern about what to do next. Catherine Rowlands, Peggy Etiebet and Tara O'Leary discuss the next steps for local authorities.

Calculating housing land supply in the post-COVID era - 'deliverable' sites and other stories

The debate about whether the definition of 'deliverable site' in the Glossary to the NPPF, and used for the purposes of calculating a five-year housing land supply, is a 'closed list' of types of site has raged for some time. Josef Cannon, Rob Williams and Dr Ashley Bowes discuss.

Airbnb, Booking.com etc - can a tenant use their premises for such short term occupation?

Andy Lane considers a recent case in the Upper Tribunal concerning the use of short-term occupation sites such as Airbnb.

Homelessness and COVID-19

Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane and Tara O'Leary consider the impact of the pandemic on homelessness with a focus on the rough sleeper initiative, the issues of priority need, intentionality and homelessness/threatened with homelessness, and the issues faced by front-line officers investigating cases and securing information.

The LLG Grapevine 15th June

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath of LLG discuss legal considerations pertaining to the removal of statutes, the draft Model Code of Conduct, the 4th Health Amendment Regulations, procurement - fraud and corruption, and more.

Civil Penalty Notices

Vilma Vodanovic and Alice Richardson examine Civil Penalty Notices. These are part of the range of enforcement measures available to Local Authorities against private residential landlords. The session explores appeals for such Notices in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, including an explanation of the process and useful tips.

Improvement Notices & the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

James McHugh and Morgan Brien examine Improvement Notices in relation to Landlords, Local Authorities and their advisers.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Alice Richardson and Morgan Brien examine Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The webinar will be of interest to a wide range of Landlords, as well as Local Authorities and their advisers.

First-Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber Appeals – practice and procedure

Housing and Property Litigation barristers Vilma Vodanovic and Tom Tyson examine the Appeals process in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber.

Break clauses in a time of uncertainty

In this webinar, Damian Falkowski and David Sawtell consider the perils and pitfalls of break clauses and how the most recent cases in this area have been decided.

Appeals in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

Vilma Vodanovic and Tom Tyson provide practical, step by step guidance on the appeals process, explaining the procedure, the distinctions from the civil courts and gives tips from both the Appellant and Local Authority's perspectives.

Local plan examinations

Michael Bedford QC, Wayne Beglan and Rob Williams adress recent developments in planning law including Duty to Co-operate, Sustainability Appraisal, protection of the Green Belt, the relation between different levels of development plan, and more.

Developing in the Green Belt

Landmark Chambers host an in-depth webinar on development, housing and planning in the Green Belt.

Possession claims and the Public Sector Equality Duty

In this webinar, Andrew Lane, Ryan Kohli, Emma Dring and Ruchi Parekh summarise the key principles involved in possession claims and the PSED, review the latest case law and provide some practical tips for lawyers in this area of law.

Property in quarantine: regulation of the private rented sector

In the first of their webinar series 'property in quarantine', Justin Bates and Richard Clarke discuss the regulation of housing conditions.

Property in quarantine: regulation of the private rented sector

In the first of their webinar series 'property in quarantine', Justin Bates and Richard Clarke discuss the regulation of housing conditions.

Injunctions in Housing Law Cases

James McHugh and Morgan Brien explore the use of injunctions in the context of residential lettings.

Rights to light – where are we now?

John de Waal QC, Andrew Skelly, Cameron Stocks and Byroni Kleopa give an update on the basics of right to light claims and discuss recent case law on negotiating damages and the grant of injunctions.

Homelessness and the Public Sector Equality Duty

The housing team at Cornerstone Barristers consider how the PSED should be addressed in homelessness decisions under Part 7 Housing Act 1996, what the Courts expect to see in decision letters, and what happens if the duty is overlooked or not properly complied with.

Locking down anti-social behaviour - COVID-19 and Community Protection Notices

In this video, Kuljit Bhogal explains how Community Protection Notices, served under the powers found in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, could be used to tackle anti-social behaviour during the lockdown.

Litigation in lockdown: the housing cases receiving pandemic priority

Kuljit Bhogal, Andy Lane and Sam Fowles present an on-demand webinar for housing practitioners, covering a number of housing litigation issues that have arisen as a result of lockdown.

Homes Fitness for Human Habitation Act

Alice Richardson and Tom Tyson present a free on-demand webinar looking at the practical implications of the Homes Fitness for Human Habitation Act, including in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Information Law

The LLG Grapevine 15th March

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath from LLG discuss devolution, Judicial Review, GDPR, The CfGS's Governance Risk & Resilience Framework, gender equality, flexible working, Rule of Law and Test and Trace.

Digital Planning

Nicholle Kingsley, Zack Simons and Dr Sue Chadwick look at the current and emerging legal landscapes, common pitfalls and issues including compliance, equalities, human rights and digital ethics as well as the future of digital in planning.

Personal data in a post Brexit UK

Andrew Kimble and Malcolm Dowden look at the impact of Brexit on information law and provide a case law update.

Collection and use of personal data: A guide for landlords

This webinar provides up to date guidance and advice for landlords and those who represent them on complying with data protection obligations, lawfully collecting CCTV for ASB and Tenancy Fraud investigations, and how such data can be used in court proceedings.

Data Protection and FOI/EIR requests – coming out of lockdown

Following the ICO's call for councils to make plans for returning to pre-covid levels of FOI work, Damien Welfare, Estelle Dehon, Isabella Buono and Rowan Clapp look ahead to the time when the regulatory environment returns to normal.

Social Care: healthcare, contractual disputes need assessments and data protection

Leon Glenister, Admas Habteslasie, Stephen Knafler QC and Ben Fullbrook cover a range of adult social care issues, including the relationship between health and social care services, need assessments, contractual disputes and data protection.

The LLG Grapevine 29th June

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss home working, planning permission, local lock-downs, data protection and the Business and Planning Bill.

GDPR 2 years on - lessons learned and practical tips for compliance

In this webinar, the Cornerstone Information Law team discuss the main GDPR issues that organisations have encountered and give practical tips on compliance, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to deal with Subject Access Requests during the coronavirus pandemic

Do you still have to comply with subject access requests and freedom of information requests during the coronavirus pandemic? Vicki Bowles provides practical guidance and steps on how to deal with such requests.

Public and admin law update

The Browne Jacobson team rounds up the latest case law, information law developments and offers tips on vires and statutory drafting in this webinar.

Licensing

Licensing v.2.0 – a system reboot post-Covid

Philip Kolvin QC considers possible reforms to the licensing system that he says, if made in the wake of the pandemic, might determine the future of our towns and cities over the next 25 years.

Coronavirus: Regulation of business & enforcement of the three tier system

In this webinar, David Comb examines the National Three Tier system of regulating business activity in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, including enforcement of the regulations.

New taxi and PHV Standards

The Government last week (21 July) published the long-awaited Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Standards. Philip Kolvin QC discusses the implications of the new standards.

COVID-19 Recovery: what’s in the Business and Planning Bill?

In this webinar, a cross-chamber group of barristers analyse the Business and Planning Bill, discuss changes to the community infrastructure levy, and give an update on remote decision making and publicity and consultation issues during the COVID-19 era.

Recent developments in mandatory, additional and selective licensing

In this webinar, Dean Underwood considers recent changes in the landscape of mandatory, additional and selective licensing under the Housing Act 2004, focusing in particular on recent decisions of the appeal courts and tribunals.

Remote licensing hearings: what you need to know

In this in-depth webinar, licensing experts at Cornerstone Barristers discuss how authorities are questioning how the existing licensing hearing regulations work alongside new remote meetings regulations.

Litigation and Enforcement

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.

In conversation with HHJ Patrick Perusko

HHJ Patrick Perusko discusses and shares his experiences from running the innovative Family Drugs and Alcohol Court (FDAC).

Practice Direction 57AC Trial Witness Statements in the B&PC

Matthew Hall and Geraint Wheatley discuss various issues relating to evidence in property cases.

Relief from sanctions

Desmond Kilcoyne unpacks the relief from sanctions principles, considering the Denton test, applications for an extension of time, applications in respect of failure to comply with orders or otherwise which are outside the scope of Denton, alongside a look at practical guidance on preparing to apply for relief from sanctions.

How to avoid common pitfalls in anti social behaviour injunctions and committal applications

Louise Whittington and Natalie Foster provide practical guidance on frequently encountered issues in the preparation of applications for both civil injunctions and committals following breach of an injunction.

Local government pension scheme exit credits

Doug Mullen and Michelle Knight discuss the recent judicial review of regulations changing the regime governing exit credits in the local government pension scheme.

The LLG Grapevine 19th July

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Lord Chief Justice's comments on Serious Court Failings, the Environment Bill and climate change, the future of the planning system, the Public Accounts Committee Test and Trace 2 Inquiry, council's financial black holes, the Supreme Courts position not to interfere with political choices, the Health & Social Care Bill and the CSPL Annual…

Judicial review & the planning system in 2021

Richard Harwood OBE QC, Chris Todman, Celina Colquhoun, Simon Ricketts and Katherine Barnes look at practical tips, current trends, and consider what’s around the corner for judicial review and the planning system.

Occupiers Liability: Reminder of the basics

Robert Parkin and Henk Soede cover the basic principles of Occupiers Liability, focusing on what to look for in a potential claim and areas of weakness for potential defences.

Unpacking disposal of development land

Join Richard Snape as he unpacks the fundamental cases that form the backbone of real estate law.

The LLG Grapevine 1st June 2021

Helen McGrath and Dennis Hall of LLG discuss Lord Woolf's comments on Judicial Review, the Public Accounts Committees' Report on the Government's Education Catch Up Programme, the Environment Bill, Health and Social Care, Voter ID, Failure to Provide Adequate Reasons in Planning Permission, Stakeholder Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, Social Housing Reform and…

Junior Litigators Toolkit

Trinity barristers Chris Hegarty, Jack Cottrell, Paul Kerfoot and pupil Patience Abladey discuss a range of procedural topics, from witness statements to disclosure and from e-bundles to applications.

Rossendale v Hurstwood

The Supreme Court judgement of Rossendale Borough Council v Hurstwood Properties Ltd. on empty properties and business rates has far-reaching consequences for landlords. Richard Snape considers the ruling.

Coercive and controlling behaviour: The latest from the Family Courts on LawPod UK

Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager join Rosalind English to discuss the challenges presented to family court judges by the obligation to conduct full fact finding hearings where allegations of domestic abuse are raised as part of LawPod UK’s Family Law series.

Defending Disrepair Claims

What does a landlord need to know about preparing for, negotiating and - above all - avoiding litigation? Catherine Rowlands and Matthew Feldman discuss.

Testamentary Capacity: Time for a change?

Falk J has recently handed down her decision in Clitheroe v Bond [2021] EWHC 1102 (Ch), which raises fundamental questions regarding testamentary capacity, and in particular whether the Banks v Goodfellow test should be replaced by the test in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, as well as clarifying the test for insane delusions and the role of fixed false beliefs. In this webinar, Sir James Munby,…

“I want a witness can I get a witness”: The new approach to witness evidence post PD 57AC

David Holland QC, Joel Semakula and Evie Barden consider the new requirements for witness statements, the impact on other aspects of trial preparation and the consequences for the conduct of trials, particularly property trials.

Dealing with homelessness appeals

Focussing on section 204 and section 204A appeals in the county court, Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane, Tara O'Leary and Rowan Clapp look at those appeals through the lens of the local authority respondent.

Court of Protection Q&A 4: Property & Affairs

In the final instalment of their fortnightly series, Fay Collinson, Arevik Jackson and Sophie Hurst answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on Property & Affairs in the Court of Protection.

Covid Enforcement Restrictions

As the UK prepares for the relaxation of lockdown, barristers Zachary Bredemear, Richard Cherry and Conor Kennedy offer a reminder of the restrictions on bringing proceedings and enforcement that are still in force.

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.

Court of Protection Q&A Series: 3

Sophie Hurst and Richard Borrett from Kings Chambers' Court of Protection team answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on health & welfare law.

Placing children outside of the Jurisdiction

Michael Jones discusses placing children in foster care and institutional care outside of England & Wales.

Post COVID-19 child abuse litigation: A new future

Sharing their experiences and learning over the last 18 months, Leah Jones, Sarah Erwin-Jones and James Arrowsmith look beyond the immediate impact of COVID-19 and discuss the future of litigation including child abuse litigation.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 3 - Civil Litigation - Housing Management

Rebecca Rees gives ten tips for handling disrepair claims and Bethan Gladwyn provides an overview of the current rules and practice for possession claims.

Unregulated placements

Olivia Choudhury examines a case involving the use of an unregulated placement by Lancashire County Council and discusses the impact of such placements alongside possible reforms.

Demystifying factitious illness​ within care proceedings

Barristers Tina Cook QC and Sharan Bhachu host a discussion aimed at understanding factitious illness​ and the interplay in care proceedings​.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight - Lot 3: Civil Litigation - ADR

In this session, Richard Locke and Tracey Singlehurst-Ward look at the changing litigation environment, the move to virtual court proceedings and the impact that can have on the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Court of Protection Q&A Series: 2

Sophie Allan and Aisling Campbell from Kings Chambers' Court of Protection team answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on health & welfare law.

Proving or disproving disability

Amy Stroud considers some of the issues concerning the operation of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010, particularly around mental impairment, that have arisen in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in recent times.

Offers of ADR and potential costs risks relating thereto

Caroline Cousins provides an overview of the process of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and outlines the risks of the paying and receiving parties associated with offers of ADR.

That ADR Feeling

The Independent Review of Administrative Law and the Civil Justice Council review of Pre-Action Protocols need to highlight the tangible benefits that can be derived from the greater promotion and use of ADR within the current administrative law system, writes John Pugh-Smith.

The LLG Grapevine 3rd November

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Planning White Paper, the CQC's Report on Restraint, Segregation and Seclusion, Commercial Property Investment, the Review of Judicial Review, the Longer Term Plans for the Virtual Meeting Provisions, Technology and the Law, The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and Citizens Assemblies.

PC in 2020: Has the Planning Court proved a success?

Has the Planning Court proved a success? What should be its future, and that of judicial review and statutory challenges in the planning system, in the light of the Faulks review? John Litton QC, Duncan Field, Tim Buley QC, Simon Ricketts and Jenny Wigley discuss.

Injunction applications

In this podcast, Alex Loxton and Sumi Begum discuss injunction applications and the courts' approach in light of COVID-19, together with the ban on possession proceedings.

Transparency in the Family Courts

Liam Kelly and Jack Harrison discuss the issue of transparency in family court proceedings.

Witnesses giving evidence: getting it right first time

In this webinar, Nicola Kohn and Dr Penny Cooper discuss key strategies when using witnesses to give evidence.

Public law update: Vaccinations

Focusing on the Court of Appeal's recent decision in Re H (A Child)(Parental Responsibility: Vaccination), Joanna Moody discusses vaccinations within the sphere of public law proceedings.

Adjudication, expert evidence and the crystallisation of disputes

David Sawtell explores what happens when a party refers a delay claim to adjudication and whether a time-consuming fresh dispute would be raised in response.

Current issues in heritage law and practice

Harriet Townsend and Emma Dring discuss heritage points at appeal and in the higher courts and highlight some recent developments in heritage law and practice.

How and why the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy has been held to be unlawful

In this webinar, Landmark Chambers barristers discuss how and why the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy has been held to be unlawful.

Injunctions against protesters and travellers webinar

Landmark Chambers barristers discuss where the law now stands on injunctions against groups of protesters and travellers, and the proposed extension of relevant police powers against unauthorised encampments.

Appeals in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

Vilma Vodanovic and Tom Tyson provide practical, step by step guidance on the appeals process, explaining the procedure, the distinctions from the civil courts and gives tips from both the Appellant and Local Authority's perspectives.

COVID-19 and inquests: an update with Peter Skelton QC

In this episode of Law Pod UK, Emma-Louise Fenelon and Peter Skelton QC discuss the recent changes in legislation and guidance concerning the Coronial jurisdiction since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the ways in which Coroners and practitioners are rising to meet the challenges faced in lockdown.

An introduction to the Court of Protection

Alex Ruck Keene explains the fundamentals of the Court of Protection, covering its distinctive features, function and when it should be involved in a dispute.

Planning enforcement during the lockdown: is mediation the solution?

With the current standstill at the Planning Inspectorate, the resolution of planning enforcement appeals will be delayed. In this webinar Josef Cannon and Harry Spurr provide an overview of the main issues local authorities are facing as a result of this.

Remote licensing hearings: what you need to know

In this in-depth webinar, licensing experts at Cornerstone Barristers discuss how authorities are questioning how the existing licensing hearing regulations work alongside new remote meetings regulations.

What COVID-19 means for enforcement

The Coronavirus has impacted enforcement of planning control in a number of ways. Harriet Townsend and Jack Parker explore how coronavirus has changed breaches of planning control, LPA investigative powers, enforcement action alongside other breaches.

Litigation in lockdown: the housing cases receiving pandemic priority

Kuljit Bhogal, Andy Lane and Sam Fowles present an on-demand webinar for housing practitioners, covering a number of housing litigation issues that have arisen as a result of lockdown.

Planning

An overview of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021

Freddie Humphreys highlights and discusses key changes to the National Planning Policy Framework released on the 20th of July 2021.

The LLG Grapevine 19th July

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Lord Chief Justice's comments on Serious Court Failings, the Environment Bill and climate change, the future of the planning system, the Public Accounts Committee Test and Trace 2 Inquiry, council's financial black holes, the Supreme Courts position not to interfere with political choices, the Health & Social Care Bill and the CSPL Annual…

Planning case law update

James Findlay QC, Ryan Kohli, Ruchi Parekh and John Fitzsimons explore the most recent key Planning Law cases.

Judicial review & the planning system in 2021

Richard Harwood OBE QC, Chris Todman, Celina Colquhoun, Simon Ricketts and Katherine Barnes look at practical tips, current trends, and consider what’s around the corner for judicial review and the planning system.

Cut your neighbour down to size?

David Sawtell and Niraj Modha share their thoughts on common disputes between and involving neighbours, the legal issues which they throw up, and the steps which may be taken to resolve them.

Bridging the Gap: planning pointers for property practitioners

Myriam Stacey QC, Jenny Wigley QC, Katrina Yates and Heather Sargent focus on key points that property practitioners need to know about section 106 obligations and planning enforcement.

Compulsory Purchase: A fresh perspective

Paul Shadarevian QC, Harriet Townsend, Emmaline Lambert and Dr. Christina Lienen consider compulsory purchase law and practice for acquiring authorities and affected owners – pitfalls to look out for, and tips to take to heart.

Planning for schools: academy and free school planning appeals

What are the tactics for defending school planning appeals where a free school or academy is promoted by the Secretary of State for Education and planning permission is refused (or an application is undetermined) by the local planning authority? Lisa Busch QC, Harriet Townsend, Ryan Kohli and Rowan Clapp discuss.

The LLG Grapevine 1st June 2021

Helen McGrath and Dennis Hall of LLG discuss Lord Woolf's comments on Judicial Review, the Public Accounts Committees' Report on the Government's Education Catch Up Programme, the Environment Bill, Health and Social Care, Voter ID, Failure to Provide Adequate Reasons in Planning Permission, Stakeholder Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, Social Housing Reform and…

The future of heritage planning

Lawyers from Landmark Chambers, Herbert Smith Freehills and Montagu Evans consider the impact of the Bramshill case on the future of heritage planning.

Developing Greenfield Sites Outside Settlement Boundaries

Jonathan Clay, Dr. Ashley Bowes and Rowan Clapp explore the issues that may be faced when developing greenfield sites outside of settlement boundaries, including: housing land supply, tilted balance, access issues, commons and village greens, development within the Green Belt and landscape/heritage issues.

The LLG Grapevine 24th May

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss junior lawyer guidance, traveller injunctions, presenteeism, homeworking, levelling up, new laws for house buyers, renters and homeowners, planning reform and public interest reports.

What next? Residential property law in 2021/22

What changes are on the horizon for residential property lawyers, following the most recent national lockdown? Justin Bates, Rupert Cohen and Kimberley Ziya provide a review of two areas of forthcoming reform.

Costs for Planners

Join Tom Morris, Rupert Cohen and Nick Grant as they explore the costs jurisdiction.

Getting to grips with infrastructure projects as a local authority

Michael Bedford QC and Ruchi Parekh consider lessons learnt from recent DCO Examinations, including their experiences from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, the Lake Lothing Third Crossing, the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore windfarms, and the Sizewell C nuclear power station Examinations.

Local plans: Tips for success

Paul Shadarevian QC, Wayne Beglan, Clare Parry and Dr. Ashley Bowes discuss numerous topics relating to Local Plans, including duty to cooperate, the examination, legal challenges and policy drafting.

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.

Planning law update for local authorities: Dealing with appeals

Jacqueline Lean, Matthew Fraser, Andrew Parkinson, Nick Grant and Joe Thomas provide helpful tips on three main areas in planning law: resisting written representations appeals, opposing appeals when brought by way of a hearing, and the vexed topic of costs.

Planning law update for local authorities: Technical issues for planning authorities

This session contains three segments regarding matters which raise legal difficulties in the planning context: permitted development rights, enforcement, and conditions and planning obligations.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 22 - Village Greens: does a lawful use become a criminal offence?

Richard Kimblin QC, Rowena Meager and Sioned Davies look at the practical effect of town and village green registration through the case of TW Logistics.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 9 - Planning and Environmental Law

Peter Hurn, Shelley Ikram, Gareth Fortey and Rachel Arentsen look at the key issues that face Local Authorities and developers when dealing with Sustainable Drainage Systems.

The future of local plans

Gary Grant chairs a discussion that looks at the implications of a 'transformational' year in terms of town and country planning and considers what the future holds.

Digital Planning

Nicholle Kingsley, Zack Simons and Dr Sue Chadwick look at the current and emerging legal landscapes, common pitfalls and issues including compliance, equalities, human rights and digital ethics as well as the future of digital in planning.

Overlapping Permissions all you need to know about Hillside and Pilkington

Nicholle Kingsley, Jamie Lockerbie, Zack Simons and Clare Mirfin discuss the implications of the recent Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Hillside Parks Ltd v Snowdonia National Park Authority [2020] in terms of overlapping planning permissions and ‘Pilkington’ principles.

The LLG Grapevine 16th February

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Exit Payment Cap Revocation, Working from Home Securely, Elections, Remote Scrutiny Reviews, the LSB Covid Dashboard, the Domestic Abuse Bill, Devolution, CPD Reform and the Cumbria Coalmine.

Tall buildings in London: Where next?

Landmark Chambers and Pinsent Masons host a webinar to examine the challenges and opportunities on tall building development in London and beyond, looking at national policy and the approach of the Secretary of State, alongside the Mayor’s new London Plan.

Art and Cultural Property – contested heritage: Powers and principles

In the first webinar of 39 Essex Chambers' Art and Cultural Property Series, Richard Harwood QC, David Sawtell, Catherine Dobson and Professor Antonia Layard discuss contested heritage: whether statues or other memorials should be removed because of the conduct of those depicted.

Varying planning permissions

Landmark Chambers and Herbert Smith Freehills host a webinar to discuss the current state of the law on varying planning permissions, the impact of recent case law including Lambeth and Finney, explain the practical implications for developers, landlords, tenants and funders, and propose some possible ideas for reform.

Planning case law: Asda Stores v Leeds City Council

Stephanie Hall looks at a recent Court of Appeal judgment which concerns whether paragraph 90 of the NPPF means what it says when it suggests that permission “should be refused” for development having a significant adverse impact on a retail centre.

Planning case law in 2020: A recap

Matthew Fraser and Heather Sargent look back on most important planning law cases of 2020.

New Dwellings via New Permitted Development Rights

Landmark Chambers and Town Legal LLP present a webinar on new dwellings via new permitted development rights.

Planning and Environmental Law Update for the Northern Region

Stephen Tromans QC, John Pugh-Smith and Christiaan Zwart present 39 Essex Chambers’ annual Planning and Environmental Law Update for the Northern Region with a focus on the region's Environmental Recovery package, Financing Infrastructure and more.

The LLG Grapevine 3rd November

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Planning White Paper, the CQC's Report on Restraint, Segregation and Seclusion, Commercial Property Investment, the Review of Judicial Review, the Longer Term Plans for the Virtual Meeting Provisions, Technology and the Law, The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and Citizens Assemblies.

Planning and Rights of Way in National Parks, the Broads and AONBs

James Maurici QC, Nick Grant, Matthew Dale-Harris, John Litton QC and James Neill discuss planning and rights of way in National Parks, the Broads and AONBs.

Targets & the Environment Bill

Nina Pindham considers the Environment Bill and more particularly, environmental targets – what are they replacing, what is industry, affected sectors and the Government’s thinking on how those targets should best be set; how and when are they enforced?

PC in 2020: Has the Planning Court proved a success?

Has the Planning Court proved a success? What should be its future, and that of judicial review and statutory challenges in the planning system, in the light of the Faulks review? John Litton QC, Duncan Field, Tim Buley QC, Simon Ricketts and Jenny Wigley discuss.

Using compulsory purchasing powers and the planning system to deliver regeneration and income

Christopher Stanwell examines how compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers can be secured and used in housing or mixed-use regeneration projects.

Permission In Principle: In Practice

Meeta Kaur, Zack Simons, Duncan Field, Heather Sargent and Simon Ricketts discuss permission in principle.

Noises and Smells

James Burton, Rose Grogan and Katherine Barnes provide a practical overview of the statutory and policy framework available to local authorities and others to address noises and smells.

What do the proposed planning reforms mean for landowners?

In this webinar, Paul Campbell, Zack Simons and other guests explain the proposed new planning reforms.

Dealing with net zero, biodiversity and air quality issues in planning

Richard Barlow, Ben Standing, David Elvin QC and James Maurici QC consider the legal obligations and implications introduced by 'net zero' legislation. Also discussed: biodiversity net gain and dealing with air quality issues in planning.

The LLG Grapevine 7th September

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath look back over the summer and discuss reforms of the planning, the EU-UK future relationship, guidance for schools, algorithims and children falling behind, whether public services were fit to respond to the pandemic, devolution, equality and the solicitors disciplinary tribunal, and the National Institute for Health Protection.

The Planning White Paper

In this webinar, Peter Village QC, Thomas Hill QC, Richard Harwood QC, Philippa Jackson and Victoria Hutton discuss what they say is considered the biggest shake-up of the planning system since 1947.

New Class E: The planning implications

Meeta Kaur chairs an informal discussion focused on the changes to the Use Classes Order and how they have potentially fundamental consequences for land owners, developers, local authorities and communities.

New Class E: The legal implications

Meeta Kaur chairs an informal discussion focused on practical answers to the questions arising from the amended Use Classes Order.

Delivering Major Infrastructure: Land compensation and assessing the claim

Jacqueline Lean, Simon Pickles, Luke Wilcox and Colin Smith FRICS discuss land compensation, pursuing and resolving claims, s.7 claims, and injurious affection and tenant compensation.

Joint planning across authority lines

The second webinar of their series analysing key elements of the local planning process sees Michael Bedford QC and Dr Ashley Bowes discuss joint planning across authority lines.

COVID-19 Recovery: what’s in the Business and Planning Bill?

In this webinar, a cross-chamber group of barristers analyse the Business and Planning Bill, discuss changes to the community infrastructure levy, and give an update on remote decision making and publicity and consultation issues during the COVID-19 era.

Planning - six-month update

Stuart Evans and Rachel Sutcliffe look at the latest legislative, case law, guidance and policy updates in planning law over the last six months.

SEA/SA and Spatial Strategies

In the first webinar of their new series analysing key elements of the local planning process, James Findlay QC, Rob Williams and Emma Dring discuss SEA/SA and Spatial Strategies.

Property in Quarantine - Part 2: Mixed-use headaches and hurdles

The number of mixed-use developments continues to grow, both as a result of new developments and due to changes in use of existing stock. In this webinar, Katie Helmore and Simon Allison run through some key legal issues and pitfalls that can arise in mixed-use schemes.

Calculating housing land supply in the post-COVID era - 'deliverable' sites and other stories

The debate about whether the definition of 'deliverable site' in the Glossary to the NPPF, and used for the purposes of calculating a five-year housing land supply, is a 'closed list' of types of site has raged for some time. Josef Cannon, Rob Williams and Dr Ashley Bowes discuss.

Holborn Studios council meetings, consultation and access to documents

In two judgments in 2017 and 2020 on the Holborn Studios site the High Court made important rulings on fairness, access to documents and lobbying councillors. Richard Harwood QC, Celina Colquhoun and Victoria Hutton discuss the rulings.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 9 - Infrastructure

Richard Kimblin QC interviews Angus Walker, Chair of the Board of the National Infrastructure Planning Association on infrastructure projects during the emergency, whether consenting procedures might actually be better after the emergency and infrastructure and economic recovery.

The LLG Grapevine 29th June

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss home working, planning permission, local lock-downs, data protection and the Business and Planning Bill.

Planning Enforcement Orders: law and practice

Joe Cannon and Alex Williams provide practical tips for LPA investigators and lawyers seeking to give themselves the edge in court proceedings.

A practical guide to giving evidence at planning inquiries

In this webinar, Edward Grant, Emmaline Lambert and Isabella Buono explain the duties of expert witnesses, how to prepare an effective proof of evidence and how to give effective oral evidence.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 8 - Local Plans: Part 1

In this edition, Richard Kimblin QC, Ian Kemp and Thea Osmund-Smith outline virtual hearings and legal bear traps involved in local plans and their examination.

Planning for the recovery - episode 4

The panel of planning barristers from No5 return again with answers to a range of questions from across the planning sector. Christopher Young QC, Thea Osmund-Smith, James Corbet Burcher, Jack Smyth and Leanne Buckley-Thomson discuss government legislation, guidance and broader sector activity.

Controlling demolition in planning and the Save Britain’s Heritage Lancaster case

In this podcast, Richard Harwood QC looks at how planning law finally took control over the demolition of buildings.

Progressing DCO projects during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected infrastructure planning, resulting in DCO delays for nationally significant infrastructure projects. Angus Walker, discusses progressing DCO projects during this time.

Update to progressing DCOs during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect infrastructure planning and cause delays to nationally significant infrastructure projects, Angus Walker provides an update on progressing DCOs during this time.

Development plan issues

With the Government apparently maintaining its objective of having all local plans in place by the end of 2023, this webinar considers the current issues for development plan preparation arising from the restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

ATMs – is this cash machine free to use?

In another instalment of their mini webinar series on rating law, Dan Kolinsky QC, Tim Morshead QC and Tim Mould QC discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cardtronics and others v Sykes (VO).

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 7 - Lochailort Investments Ltd v Mendip District Council

In the seventh instalment of No5's Planning Team's podcast, Hashi Mohamed and Tim Jones discuss a recent latest case concerning Neighbourhood Plans.

Planning for the recovery - episode 3

In the third instalment of a four-part webinar series, Christopher Young QC, Leanne Buckley-Thomson, Thea Osmund-Smith, Jack Smyth and James Corbet Burcher tackle another set of planning questions.

Local Plans Do's & Don'ts

In the 10th episode of Kings Chambers' Planning Podcast, David Manley QC, Gary Grant and Constanze Bell, chaired by Philip Robson discuss keeping local plans alive.

Current issues in heritage law and practice

Harriet Townsend and Emma Dring discuss heritage points at appeal and in the higher courts and highlight some recent developments in heritage law and practice.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 6 - Planning Enforcement

Richard Kimblin QC, Scott Stemp and Howard Leithead to discuss COVID- 19 consequences with a focus on planning enforcement.

Planning for the recovery - episode 2

In the second instalment of a four-part webinar series, Christopher Young QC, Leanne Buckley-Thomson, Thea Osmund-Smith, Jack Smyth and James Corbet Burcher look at 12 questions including how will LPAs make robust assessments of supply in the absence of data, how to determine a planning application in the absence of a site visit and more.

Planning for the recovery - episode 1

In the first instalment of a four-part webinar series, Christopher Young QC, Leanne Buckley-Thomson, Thea Osmund-Smith, Jack Smyth and James Corbet Burcher look at how the pandemic will affect planning enquiries and five-year supply, alongside recent Secretary of State decisions and more.

Viability in planning: coping with covid local plans and Section 78 appeals

In this webinar, Neil Cameron QC, Robert Fourt and Charles Banner QC discuss the effects of the pandemic on planning.

Planning case law review

Tom Cosgrove QC and Robin Green have an in-depth discussion of significant decisions of the higher courts and their implications for planning in 2020.

Injunctions against protesters and travellers webinar

Landmark Chambers barristers discuss where the law now stands on injunctions against groups of protesters and travellers, and the proposed extension of relevant police powers against unauthorised encampments.

Can planning meet the renewable energy challenge?

With experts saying that renewable energy could power an economic recovery from the Coronavirus, planning lawyers may soon be busy delivering renewable energy schemes. Philip Robson, Giles Cannock QC, Rebecca Williams, Chris Calvert and Peter Nesbit discuss.

Current Issues in Environmental Law Part 3

The Landmark Chambers team discuss current issues in environmental law, including a habitats update, and waste and air quality issues surrounding the Environmental Bill.

Local plan examinations

Michael Bedford QC, Wayne Beglan and Rob Williams adress recent developments in planning law including Duty to Co-operate, Sustainability Appraisal, protection of the Green Belt, the relation between different levels of development plan, and more.

Developing in the Green Belt

Landmark Chambers host an in-depth webinar on development, housing and planning in the Green Belt.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 5 - Planning and the Courts

Richard Kimblin QC is joined by planning and environmental barristers at No5, Jack Smyth and Hashi Mohamed to discuss COVID-19 consequences: timescales for planning litigation, social distancing for the courts.

Pretty Vacant: using vacant building credit

In the 8th episode of Kings Chambers' Planning Podcast, Matthew Stafford, Jonathan Easton, Piers Riley-Smith and Philip Robson consider how Vacant Building Credit may be used in response to the potential rise in vacant buildings during the COVID-19 crisis.

Planning enforcement during the lockdown: is mediation the solution?

With the current standstill at the Planning Inspectorate, the resolution of planning enforcement appeals will be delayed. In this webinar Josef Cannon and Harry Spurr provide an overview of the main issues local authorities are facing as a result of this.

Planning appeals in the era of COVID-19

In this webinar, Lisa Busch QC and Dr Ashley Bowes provided an update on the latest position taken by PINs, commenting on comparable steps taken by Government and local authorities in other areas of public law decision-making.

Rights to light – where are we now?

John de Waal QC, Andrew Skelly, Cameron Stocks and Byroni Kleopa give an update on the basics of right to light claims and discuss recent case law on negotiating damages and the grant of injunctions.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 4 - Covid-consequences: Net Zero

In their fourth podcast instalment, the Planning Team at No5 Barristers' Chambers continue to look at COVID-19 consequences and ask what was the vision pre-covid and what are the Covid-consequences?

Key proposals from the Planning for the Future white paper

Josef Cannon and Emma Dring host a webinar discussing the key proposals from the policy paper, Planning for the Future published in March.

What COVID-19 means for enforcement

The Coronavirus has impacted enforcement of planning control in a number of ways. Harriet Townsend and Jack Parker explore how coronavirus has changed breaches of planning control, LPA investigative powers, enforcement action alongside other breaches.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 3 - Covid-consequences: Little Ships

This week the Planning Team at No5 Barristers' Chambers look at recession, small builders, small housing sites, policy changes post the 2008 liquidity crisis and the 2010-12 series of dips in growth; affordable housing and levers to spur economic activity, shore up housing numbers and meet delivery tests.

Garden Cities, Regeneration and Compulsory Purchase Orders

This on-demand webinar, led by planning specialists Sarah Sutherland and Gary Soloman, covers key cases on consenting hurdles, the 2020 focus on standards including net gain and Living with Beauty and utilising CPO for garden cities and regeneration projects.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 2 - 'ICC 2020'

In the second part of No5 Planning Team's first podcast episode, the team looks at how Brexit will likely affect practitioners; how nitrates and phosphates impact development; the recent Planning for the Future document; and provide a case law update.

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Podcast - Episode 1 - 'ICC 2020'

Having had to postpone their Annual Planning Seminar until October due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the No5 Planning Team has taken to the airwaves to record No5’s inaugural podcast, giving a manageable discussion on various pertinent planning matters that would have been presented at the ICC.

Procurement and Contracts

State Aid and subsidy control post-Brexit: an update

What is the current position on State Aid and subsidy control in the UK, and what does the future hold for these areas of law following the consultations on the proposals in the two UK Green Papers? Tim Buley QC, Luke Wilcox and James Neill discuss.

The LLG Grapevine 28th June

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss S.W. v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights, Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Place and Wellbeing in Local Government, The Commercial edge: Renewing the case for the Local Investment, Schools and Education, Social Care Finance, MHCLG Questions last week, and the Electoral Integrity Bill.

Issues Around Lease Termination

With the major changes to the real estate market resulting from the covid-19 pandemic, Myriam Stacey QC, Nic Taggart, Richard Clarke and Tom Morris discuss topical issues around lease termination in both the residential and commercial contexts.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 10 - Property Law

Richard Macphail covers some practical hints and tips for Local Authorities when negotiating terms to dispose of land and buildings, touching upon contract terms, option agreements, restrictive covenants and overage.

The LLG Grapevine 16th February

This week Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Exit Payment Cap Revocation, Working from Home Securely, Elections, Remote Scrutiny Reviews, the LSB Covid Dashboard, the Domestic Abuse Bill, Devolution, CPD Reform and the Cumbria Coalmine.

Delivering leisure facilities in a post-covid world

The pandemic has introduced new hurdles in the provision of local authority led leisure services. Peter Ware, Catherine Rustomji and Alex Kynoch look at the different options available to councils, including establishing a charity.

Green Paper: transforming public procurement law

Peter Ware, Rachel Whitaker, Michael Mousdale and Louise Bennett examine the proposed changes to procurement law set out in the government's green paper.

The LLG Grapevine 15th June

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath of LLG discuss legal considerations pertaining to the removal of statutes, the draft Model Code of Conduct, the 4th Health Amendment Regulations, procurement - fraud and corruption, and more.

The impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector

In this construction law webinar, the team at Blake Morgan discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the construction sector.

Projects and Regeneration

Regeneration review

Neil Walker, Alex Kynoch, Jonathan Allen, Mark Stubbs and Ayesha Khalique look at four keys areas of regeneration, including public funding of regeneration projects, planning, construction, finishing with a look at recent impactful real estate developments affecting regeneration.

Getting to grips with infrastructure projects as a local authority

Michael Bedford QC and Ruchi Parekh consider lessons learnt from recent DCO Examinations, including their experiences from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, the Lake Lothing Third Crossing, the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore windfarms, and the Sizewell C nuclear power station Examinations.

Using compulsory purchasing powers and the planning system to deliver regeneration and income

Christopher Stanwell examines how compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers can be secured and used in housing or mixed-use regeneration projects.

Delivering Infrastructure in Wales: Current issues

Russell Harris QC, James Maurici QC and Heather Sargent consider issues that infrastructure projects are currently facing in Wales, including the delivery of infrastructure in National Parks and AONBs, and the impact of the Habitats Regulations.

COVID-19 Recovery: what’s in the Business and Planning Bill?

In this webinar, a cross-chamber group of barristers analyse the Business and Planning Bill, discuss changes to the community infrastructure levy, and give an update on remote decision making and publicity and consultation issues during the COVID-19 era.

The impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector

In this construction law webinar, the team at Blake Morgan discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the construction sector.

Pretty Vacant: using vacant building credit

In the 8th episode of Kings Chambers' Planning Podcast, Matthew Stafford, Jonathan Easton, Piers Riley-Smith and Philip Robson consider how Vacant Building Credit may be used in response to the potential rise in vacant buildings during the COVID-19 crisis.

All Over For The Shop?

In this podcast, Kings Chambers' Philip Robson talks to Jeremy Hinds, National Head of Retail Planning at Savills, about the future of the high street, including what retailers and local authorities can do to deliver vibrant town centres.

Garden Cities, Regeneration and Compulsory Purchase Orders

This on-demand webinar, led by planning specialists Sarah Sutherland and Gary Soloman, covers key cases on consenting hurdles, the 2020 focus on standards including net gain and Living with Beauty and utilising CPO for garden cities and regeneration projects.

Property

Practice Direction 57AC Trial Witness Statements in the B&PC

Matthew Hall and Geraint Wheatley discuss various issues relating to evidence in property cases.

Cut your neighbour down to size?

David Sawtell and Niraj Modha share their thoughts on common disputes between and involving neighbours, the legal issues which they throw up, and the steps which may be taken to resolve them.

A New Look at Leasehold Restructuring: are landlords out of the money?

Zia Bhaloo QC, Camilla Lamont, David Nicholls and Evie Barden consider the impact on landlords of three significant new decisions in the field of retail, leisure and hospitality lease restructuring.

Hurstwood v Rossendale Borough Council - Property Case Law Update

Tim Morshead QC talks about the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Hurstwood Properties v Rossendale Borough Council on empty rates mitigation schemes.

Unpacking disposal of development land

Join Richard Snape as he unpacks the fundamental cases that form the backbone of real estate law.

Introduction to Highways Works; Public Rights of Way and Village Greens for Planners

Katherine Barnes and Celina Colquhoun provide a “back to basics” session on highways works, public rights of way and village greens directed at planners.

Issues Around Lease Termination

With the major changes to the real estate market resulting from the covid-19 pandemic, Myriam Stacey QC, Nic Taggart, Richard Clarke and Tom Morris discuss topical issues around lease termination in both the residential and commercial contexts.

The LLG Grapevine 24th May

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss junior lawyer guidance, traveller injunctions, presenteeism, homeworking, levelling up, new laws for house buyers, renters and homeowners, planning reform and public interest reports.

Rossendale v Hurstwood

The Supreme Court judgement of Rossendale Borough Council v Hurstwood Properties Ltd. on empty properties and business rates has far-reaching consequences for landlords. Richard Snape considers the ruling.

Court of Protection Q&A 4: Property & Affairs

In the final instalment of their fortnightly series, Fay Collinson, Arevik Jackson and Sophie Hurst answer questions submitted live, primarily focussed on Property & Affairs in the Court of Protection.

Hugh James' NPS Framework Fortnight: Lot 10 - Property Law

Richard Macphail covers some practical hints and tips for Local Authorities when negotiating terms to dispose of land and buildings, touching upon contract terms, option agreements, restrictive covenants and overage.

Residential fire safety update

Justin Bates and Simon Allison provide an update on the Building Safety Fund and new building safety legislation.

Company Voluntary Arrangements: The Impact of CVAs on Landlords and Sureties

With the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic placing greater strain on retailers and ever more CVAs in the pipeline, David Nicholls (Chair), Camilla Lamont and Evie Barden address the impact of CVAs on Landlords and Sureties

The LLG Grapevine 3rd November

Deborah Evans, Dennis Hall and Helen McGrath discuss the Planning White Paper, the CQC's Report on Restraint, Segregation and Seclusion, Commercial Property Investment, the Review of Judicial Review, the Longer Term Plans for the Virtual Meeting Provisions, Technology and the Law, The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and Citizens Assemblies.

Using compulsory purchasing powers and the planning system to deliver regeneration and income

Christopher Stanwell examines how compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers can be secured and used in housing or mixed-use regeneration projects.

Commercial Property and Property Litigation

Helen Marsh and Laura Hallett Lea discuss the challenges that tenants and landlords face as a result of COVID-19. They cover concessions, tenant break clauses and new lease following service of a break notice.

What's next for property litigation?

Michael Walsh, Tim Polli QC and Daniel Dovar discuss Dhillon v (1) Barclays Bank plc & (2) Chief Land Registrar [2020] EWCA Civ 619, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill and their predictions for what will be keeping property litigators busy for the next six months.

First-Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber Appeals – practice and procedure

Housing and Property Litigation barristers Vilma Vodanovic and Tom Tyson examine the Appeals process in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber.

Enforcing & escaping property transactions - contractual termination, rescission & specific performance

This webinar, hosted by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC, Priya Gopal and Byroni Kleopa, discusses the options for enforcing and escaping property transactions in the current climate from the perspective of both vendors and purchasers.

COVID-19 related checks and proposals: pitfalls, tips and an update

As part of their mini webinar series on rating law, Luke Wilcox and Stephen Morgan discuss COVID-19 related checks and proposals.

ATMs – is this cash machine free to use?

In another instalment of their mini webinar series on rating law, Dan Kolinsky QC, Tim Morshead QC and Tim Mould QC discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cardtronics and others v Sykes (VO).

Current issues in listed building regulation: Dill, “building” and curtilage

David Elvin QC and Guy Williams consider a recent judgment of the Supreme Court which is of major importance as to what items may properly be listed as listed buildings and how a decision to list such an item may be challenged, including in the course of enforcement and other proceedings.

Injunctions against protesters and travellers webinar

Landmark Chambers barristers discuss where the law now stands on injunctions against groups of protesters and travellers, and the proposed extension of relevant police powers against unauthorised encampments.

Liquidation Foundation: the basics of property insolvency Part 2 - landlords with insolvent corporate tenants

Landmark Chambers' barristers discuss insolvency in a talk complimenting their "Property in Quarantine" webinar series.

The impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector

In this construction law webinar, the team at Blake Morgan discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the construction sector.

PD51Z, case law update and proposals for space furlough and insolvency protection

Michael Walsh, Daniel Dovar, Jonathan Upton and Piers Harrison discuss PD51Z and Arkin v Marshall, the Supreme Court’s decision in Duval and proposals for space furlough and insolvency protection.

From surviving to thriving in the new normal

Acuity Law and Cooke & Arkwright review the latest developments and continually evolving legislative environment in the commercial property market and the issues relevant to real estate professionals in the current climate.

All Over For The Shop?

In this podcast, Kings Chambers' Philip Robson talks to Jeremy Hinds, National Head of Retail Planning at Savills, about the future of the high street, including what retailers and local authorities can do to deliver vibrant town centres.

Property in quarantine: regulation of the private rented sector

In the first of their webinar series 'property in quarantine', Justin Bates and Richard Clarke discuss the regulation of housing conditions.

Amendments to PD51Z

In the first in a series of podcasts addressing topical property-related legal issues, Jonathan Upton, Michael Walsh, Piers Harrison and Daniel Dovar of Tanfield Chambers discuss the amendment to PD51Z.

The collection and enforcement of non-domestic rates

In a series of three short podcasts, Dan Kolinsky QC looks at key aspects of and recent developments in the non-domestic rates regime.

Regulatory

Regeneration review

Neil Walker, Alex Kynoch, Jonathan Allen, Mark Stubbs and Ayesha Khalique look at four keys areas of regeneration, including public funding of regeneration projects, planning, construction, finishing with a look at recent impactful real estate developments affecting regeneration.

Coronavirus: Regulation of business & enforcement of the three tier system

In this webinar, David Comb examines the National Three Tier system of regulating business activity in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, including enforcement of the regulations.

Data Protection and FOI/EIR requests – coming out of lockdown

Following the ICO's call for councils to make plans for returning to pre-covid levels of FOI work, Damien Welfare, Estelle Dehon, Isabella Buono and Rowan Clapp look ahead to the time when the regulatory environment returns to normal.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Alice Richardson and Morgan Brien examine Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The webinar will be of interest to a wide range of Landlords, as well as Local Authorities and their advisers.

Appeals in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

Vilma Vodanovic and Tom Tyson provide practical, step by step guidance on the appeals process, explaining the procedure, the distinctions from the civil courts and gives tips from both the Appellant and Local Authority's perspectives.

The three p's of processing ill health retirement

In this webinar, Alice Kinder looks at the impact of two recent decisions of the pensions ombudsman concerning the ill health retirement of individuals in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Transport and Highways

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.

The Transport and Works Act

Neil Cameron QC, Matthew Henderson, Lorrae Hendry and Kevin Gibbs consider the relevance of the Transport and Works Act (TWA) in an era where development consent orders are often the preferred option for promoting major infrastructure projects.

Introduction to Highways Works; Public Rights of Way and Village Greens for Planners

Katherine Barnes and Celina Colquhoun provide a “back to basics” session on highways works, public rights of way and village greens directed at planners.

Getting to grips with infrastructure projects as a local authority

Michael Bedford QC and Ruchi Parekh consider lessons learnt from recent DCO Examinations, including their experiences from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, the Lake Lothing Third Crossing, the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore windfarms, and the Sizewell C nuclear power station Examinations.

Rights of Way: An introduction to Private and Public Rights of Way

Lynsey Ellard and Carol Ramsden provide an overview of the differences between private and public rights of way; the characteristics of private and public rights of way; how they are created and how creation may be controlled and how private rights of way may be protected.

Planning and Rights of Way in National Parks, the Broads and AONBs

James Maurici QC, Nick Grant, Matthew Dale-Harris, John Litton QC and James Neill discuss planning and rights of way in National Parks, the Broads and AONBs.

Highways Q&A Session

In this webinar, Elizabeth Bower, Nigel McCloy and Ridwaan Omar consider the challenges that local authorities have faced when inspecting and repairing highways during the COVID-19 crisis as well as future challenges in defending claims as a result of the pandemic.

Encouraging greener travel

Shivaji Shiva discusses the changes local authorities are making to their transport policies to encourage greener modes of transport in cities.

Careers

Future of agile working - how tech will solve the connectivity and productivity puzzle?

With law firms asking the question of whether their lawyers will continue working from home post-pandemic, Rebecca McGuirk and Emma Burrows of Trowers and Hamlins ask technology expert, Alan Valentine, about how technology will be essential for hybrid-working.

Wellbeing session 5: Vicarious trauma

Mary Jackson, of LawCare, leads a discussion aimed at helping local government lawyers develop self-awareness regarding the importance of their mental fitness, with a particular focus on learning to recognise and cope with the occupational risk of Vicarious Trauma.

Wellbeing session 4: Reflections on leadership

Amardeep Gill speaks to Gareth Edmundson, Chief Executive at Cheltenham Borough Council. The pair discuss authentic leadership, including Gareth's experience of depression and anxiety and how this has shaped his approach to working with others.

Wellbeing session 3: My wellbeing strategy workshop

Lawyers in Local Government hosts a webinar discussing wellbeing techniques for legal professionals. Yvonne Oakenfull of Shoosmiths explores some of the components of wellbeing and what it might mean to you.

Wellbeing session 2: Dealing with change and creating a positive future

Amardeep Gill, Jude Jennison, William Murtha and Deborah Evans discuss strategies to deal with change, stress and creating positive future trajectories for yourself, your team and your organisation.

Wellbeing session 1: Coping with helping yourself and others in difficult times

Olwen Brown and Deborah Evans look at the value of talking to someone to explain how you are feeling during stressful times.
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