Council uses Article 4 direction to evict Asylum seekers in HMO – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in asylum, housing, local government, news by sally

‘The London Borough of Bexley has ended the unlawful use of a house by a Home Office approved accommodation provider dealing with asylum seekers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th July 2016

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Town and Village Greens – Local Government Law

Posted July 21st, 2016 in commons, land registration, local government, news by tracey

‘The importance of giving reasons for a decision to register land as a village or town green under Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 has been emphasized by Gilbart J in R (NHS Property Services Ltd) v Surrey County Council (2016) EWHC 1715 (Admin), in which NHS Property Services Ltd (“NHS”) sought judicial review of a decision by the County Council to register a parcel of woodland (“the land”) as a village green. The case is also of importance in relation to the question whether there is a statutory incompatibility with registration.’

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Local Government Law, 20th July 2016

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Teenager sues after repeatedly being held overnight in police cell – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2016 in children, detention, local government, news, police, young persons by tracey

‘Test case against Met police and Islington council brought on behalf of 14-year-old boy by Just for Kids Law, which says cells are not fit places for children.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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Campaigners begin judicial review of North Yorkshire fracking project – OUT-LAW.com

‘A coalition of campaigning groups led by Friends of the Earth has filed an application for judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s recent decision to grant planning permission to a shale gas fracking project.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th July 2016

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Level of Support – Local Government Law

Posted July 15th, 2016 in children, housing, human rights, local government, news by tracey

‘In R (C, T, M and U) v Southwark LBC (2016) EWCA Civ 707 the claimants challenged the lawfulness of the accommodation and the level of financial support provided by Southwark Council to a family who have no right of recourse to public funds.’

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Local Government Law, 13th July 2016

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Tenants win “forward looking test” case at Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 15th, 2016 in appeals, drug offences, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by tracey

‘Tenants have won a Court of Appeal case over the use by judges of the “forward looking test” in two cases involving eviction from social housing after cannabis farms were discovered.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2016

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Council “unreasonable” for refusing to accept third application for assistance – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 15th, 2016 in homelessness, housing, local government, mental health, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Southwark acted unlawfully when it had refused to accept a third application for homelessness assistance from applicant “JH”, the administrative court has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2016

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Government alters thresholds for scrutiny of neighbourhood planning appeals – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 13th, 2016 in appeals, housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The UK government has extended its scrutiny of planning appeals involving housing development in neighbourhood planning areas, but the thresholds for the recovery of such appeals have been altered.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2016

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McDonald (by her litigation friend) v McDonald and others [2016] UKSC 28 – Henderson Chambers

‘In this alerter Hannah Curtain & George Mallet consider the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonald (by her litigation friend) v McDonald and Ors [2016] UKSC 28.’

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Henderson Chambers, June 2016

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And There Lurks the Minotaur: The Interrelationship Between the Inherent Jurisdiction and Section 25, CA 1989: Part II – Family Law Week

‘Alex Laing, barrister of Coram Chambers, considers further the interrelationship of secure accommodation and the inherent jurisdiction and the principles which should govern its use.’

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Family Law Week, 8th July 2016

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The Disabled Child: State Provision of Care & Education, and the Implications for a Civil Claim – Byrom Street Chambers

‘This paper seeks to outline:
a. Local Authority (“LA”) obligations to provide care or other services to children under the Children Act 1989 and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
b. LA obligations under the Children and Families Act 2014 in relation to special educational needs and disability.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 14th June 2016

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Media call for LEPs to be made subject to local government transparency rules – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 11th, 2016 in freedom of information, local government, news by sally

‘Local Enterprise Partnerships must be covered by local government transparency rules and the Freedom of Information Act “to prevent billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money being hidden from public scrutiny”, media organisations have argued.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2016

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FGM: ‘More community funding needed’ to maintain progress – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2016 in female genital mutilation, local government, news by sally

‘Community groups involved in an initiative to tackle female genital mutilation in England and Wales have warned that future progress could be threatened by a lack of local funding.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2016

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Councils drop term-time holiday legal actions after High Court win – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2016 in local government, news, school children, truancy by sally

‘At least ten local councils in England have dropped legal actions against parents accused of taking their children on holiday during school term time, newly-released data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2016

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Care provider ends contracts with two councils over “unacceptable” rate offers – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2016 in budgets, carers, local government, news, remuneration by sally

‘A leading care provider has served notice on two North West councils over the “unacceptable” rates they are offering care workers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th July 2016

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Carers struggling to access rights under Care Act: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2016 in carers, local government, news by sally

‘The Care Act 2014 has made little difference to the lives of some 5.4m unpaid carers, a review has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th July 2016

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Greater Manchester to get devolved criminal justice powers – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2016 in criminal justice, devolution, local government, news by sally

‘The acting mayor of Greater Manchester is to sign a deal with the government, committing to the transfer of criminal justice and offender management powers to the new devolved authority.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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Court overturns Senior Cost Judge’s decision to slash ATE premium by 60% – Litigation Futures

Posted July 7th, 2016 in appeals, costs, insurance, local government, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Senior Costs Judge fell into the trap of considering an individual after-the-event (ATE) insurance premium rather than the basket of risk when he slashed a premium by 60% because he considered it unreasonably high, a senior circuit judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th July 2016

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A Local Authority v D and others [2016] EWHC 1438 (Fam) – WLR Daily

A Local Authority v D and others [2016] EWHC 1438 (Fam)

‘The applicant local authority applied, pursuant to paragraph 6(3) of Schedule 3 to the Children Act 1989, for a six-month extension of a supervision order made in its favour under section 31 of the 1989 Act in respect of three children from the travelling community. The application was dated the day that the original order expired but was not issued until the following day.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

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Isle of Wight Council can fight school holiday ruling – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2016 in appeals, fines, holidays, local government, news, school children by tracey

‘A council has been told it can apply to challenge a High Court decision which ruled in favour of a father who took his daughter on holiday in term time.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2016

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