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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Regina (Cooper) v Ashford Borough Council – WLR daily

Posted June 30th, 2016 in environmental protection, gipsies, law reports, local government, planning by tracey

Regina (Cooper) v Ashford Borough Council: [2016] EWHC 1525 (Admin)

‘The claimant sought judicial review of the grant of planning permission by the local planning authority for four gipsy pitches and associated development at a site, on the ground, inter alia, that the local authority had erred in failing to have regard to a material consideration, namely that the grant of permission would set a precedent for the development of further gipsy and traveller sites causing cumulative harm to the semi-natural ancient woodland in the area.’

WLR Daily, 24th June 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Councils defeat judicial review challenge to motions on Israeli settlements – Local Government Lawyer

‘Three councils have successfully defended a High Court judicial review challenge brought by Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) over motions passed in relation to the authorities’ business dealings and Israeli settlements.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2016

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Former housing officer at city council jailed for three years for fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2016 in fraud, homelessness, housing, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former senior housing needs officer at Birmingham City Council has been jailed for three years for fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2016

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Case Update: Judge expressing opinion on proportionality of incurred costs – Zenith PI Blog

‘In the recent case of Eil v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (15/06/16) the court was considering the costs position on a claim arising out of a sexual assault. Due to the medical evidence the Claimant limited the claim to £50,000. A budget was submitted by the Defendant for £26,000. The Claimant’s budget was £104,373, of which half had already been incurred.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 27th June 2016

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LGA calls for councils to be given seat at table on replacement of EU laws – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 27th, 2016 in budgets, EC law, local government, news, referendums by sally

‘The Local Government Association has called for councils to be given “a seat around the table” when decisions are taken over how to replace EU laws as part of the UK’s exit negotiations.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th June 2016

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Judge quashes planning permission for gypsy caravan development – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in gipsies, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A Deputy High Court judge has quashed a council’s grant of planning permission for a change of use of land from grazing to residential for a gypsy caravan and a touring caravan.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2016

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Public interest report calls for all legal advice to be commissioned by legal team – Local Government Lawyer

‘Derby City Council should ensure that all legal advice is commissioned through its chief legal officer or her staff, and departments should not commission legal advice direct, auditors Grant Thornton have recommended in a public interest report.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2016

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Ellie Butler judge ‘took unwarranted steps’ to reunite her with violent parents – The Guardian

‘A senior judge in the family court took “unwarranted” extra steps in reuniting a man with a violent and criminal past with his young daughter 11 months before he beat her to death, the author of a serious case review has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Driver beats council in legal battle over 30-year-old unlawful ‘No Entry’ sign – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 21st, 2016 in costs, local government, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘A motorist has beaten a council in a court battle over an illegal ‘No Entry’ sign which has been catching motorists out for 30 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2016

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Home Office loses test case on asylum seekers ‘who look 18 or older’ – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2016 in asylum, children, detention, evidence, immigration, local government, news, statistics by tracey

‘A test case judgment has been handed down in the high court preventing the Home Office from detaining child asylum seekers just because officials think they look 18 or older.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2016

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Landlord sentenced after admitting conspiring to defraud council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord has been sentenced to 17 months in prison suspended for 12 months after she admitted conspiring to defraud a district council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th June 2016

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High Court quashes appointment of social worker to supervise sex offender – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2016 in child abuse, local government, news, social services, supervision orders by sally

‘City and County of Swansea Council has succeeded in having a court order quashed that would have made an inexperienced and unwilling social worker the supervisor of a child sex offender.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2016

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High Court: community benefits from wind farm ‘did not serve planning purpose’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 15th, 2016 in energy, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A local planning authority in England was not entitled to take into account the fact that a portion of the profits from a new wind turbine would be donated to local good causes when deciding whether to grant planning permission, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th June 2016

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Disabled claimant given green light to challenge cuts to care package – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2016 in community care, disabled persons, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has given a disabled man permission to bring a legal challenge against a county council after it decided to reduce his care package.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th June 2016

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Supreme Court to hear appeal by council on compensation after pier closure – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week (23 June) hear a borough council’s appeal over an order that it should pay more than £2m in compensation plus legal costs to the operators of a business on a seaside pier it temporarily shut down.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th June 2016

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Private hire operator loses licence for running taxi business outside district – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 14th, 2016 in licensing, local government, news, taxis by sally

‘A district council has revoked the licence of a private hire operator, as well as hackney carriage licences for five of his vehicles, after he was found to be running his taxi business outside of the district.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th June 2016

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For child asylum seekers turning 18 is a time of fear not celebration – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2016 in asylum, care orders, children, immigration, local government, news by sally

‘When unaccompanied asylum-seeking children turn 18 their support can be completely cut off – no matter how long they have been in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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From the County Courts – deposits, evictions and introductory tenancies – Nearly Legal

‘Some county court cases reported in the indispensable ‘Housing: Recent Developments’ in Legal Action for May 2016. Cases involve introductory tenancies, deposits, harassment and illegal eviction.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th June 2016

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Council to challenge term-time holiday decision – BBC News

‘A court decision not to fine a father who took his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday is set to be challenged.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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