Specificity in the context of “education otherwise than at school” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 30th, 2022 in appeals, children, disabled persons, education, local government, news, tribunals by michael

‘Holly Littlewood analyses a recent case concerning specificity in the context of “education otherwise than at school” (EOTAS), and an unlawful delegation of responsibility for determining special educational provision in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th Septembr 2022

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High Court gives go-ahead for judicial review of Home Office decision not to implement recommendation on emergency evacuation plans for disabled residents – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 20th, 2022 in disabled persons, fire, government departments, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The High Court has agreed to hear a judicial review over the Home Office’s decision not to implement a recommendation from the Chair of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry for personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people living in tower blocks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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Unfavourable Treatment and section 15 Equality Act 2010 – Local Government Lawyer

‘Peter Doughty unpacks the decision in Michael Cowie and Others v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service [2022] EAT 121, which involved a Special Leave scheme set up during the pandemic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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Disability awareness “often the poor relation” at Bar and in courts – Legal Futures

Posted September 15th, 2022 in barristers, courts, disabled persons, news by tracey

‘The courts and the Bar need to do more to be accessible to disabled people, with their approach to disability lagging behind how they treat other protected characteristics, it has been argued.’

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Legal Futures, 15th September 2022

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Man jailed for attacking blind wife with meat cleaver – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for nine years after striking his blind wife in the head with a meat cleaver.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2022

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Craig Barlow & Olivia Beach succeed in judicial review of Secretary of State for the Home Department’s unreasonable delay relocating the Claimant, breaching her Section 4(2) duty – 33 Bedford Row

‘Craig Barlow and Olivia Beach, a second six pupil in Chambers, have succeeded in a judicial review challenging the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s (“SSHD”) unreasonable delay in relocating the Claimant who suffers from severe medical issues.’

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33 Bedford Row, 17th August 2022

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Permanent exclusion decisions and disability discrimination claims – Local Government Lawyer

‘The First-tier Tribunal (SEND) has no power to stay a permanent exclusion decision pending the final hearing of a disability discrimination claim, the Upper Tribunal confirmed. Katherine Anderson analyses the judgment.’

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Local Government Lawyer. 19th August 2022

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Upper Tribunal requires council to secure EHCP for student who is hypersensitive to Wi-Fi signals – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Upper Tribunal has ruled that a council must secure special educational provision for a child who has electromagnetic hypersensitivity and is particularly sensitive to Wi-Fi signals.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2022

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Realistic care options without magic wands: CV (A Child) (Placement Order) [2022] EWCA Civ 930 – Becket Chambers

‘This article considers the successful appeal of a first instance case in which a final placement order was made in respect of a young child with complex medical needs.’

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Becket Chambers, 10th August 2022

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High Court judge issues mandatory order requiring London borough to secure suitable accommodation for family within 12 weeks – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 8th, 2022 in children, disabled persons, homelessness, housing, local government, London, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Lambeth has been told by the High Court to find accommodation for a family within 12 weeks even though the applicant wishes to live outside the borough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

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Sussex PCs used baton and Taser on elderly man in wheelchair – BBC News

‘Gross misconduct notices have been served on two police officers who used a baton, a Taser and incapacitant spray on a man in a wheelchair.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Sheffield City Council repeatedly let down vulnerable woman – ombudsman – BBC News

‘A vulnerable young woman was told by a council investigation she could have stopped the abuse she experienced if she had spoken up sooner.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2022

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Major change to taxi and private hire vehicle accessibility legislation comes into force – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 – described as “the most significant change to taxi accessibility legislation since the Equality Act was introduced 12 years ago” – has come into force.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th July 2022

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West Sussex council ordered to pay £2,000 to mother of child with special needs – BBC News

‘A mother of a child with special needs has been paid £2,000 by a council for failures involving his education, health and care plan. The mother – known as Ms C – turned to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman after making a complaint to West Sussex County Council. The ombudsman has upheld her complaint, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2022

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Court of Appeal Refuses Permission to Judicially Review Infected Blood Compensation Scheme – Quarterly Medical Law Review

‘In a judgment handed down on 4 February 2022, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal for permission to apply for judicial review concerning the lawfulness of the England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) (the “Scheme”). The Court of Appeal concluded that the Scheme’s exclusion of those infected with hepatitis B was not discriminatory. In any event, the Secretary of State’s justification for who was to be compensated under the ex gratia Scheme was to be given a wide margin of appreciation by the courts.’

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Quarterly Medical Law Review , 24th June 2022

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Long Covid is a disability, tribunal rules in landmark case – Daily Telegraph

‘Long Covid is a disability, a tribunal has ruled in what employment experts say could result in a “significant increase” in the number of claims brought by people suffering with the syndrome.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2022

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Vulnerable clients struggle in face of “cold, clinical and chaotic” lawyers – Legal Futures

Posted June 21st, 2022 in complaints, disabled persons, legal profession, legal services, news by sally

‘Vulnerable clients are being disadvantaged by the “cold, clinical and chaotic manner” in which they are treated by some lawyers, a report for the Legal Services Board (LSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 21st June 2022

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Channel 4 subtitles outage breached licence, Ofcom rules – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2022 in disabled persons, licensing, media, news by sally

‘Channel 4 breached the conditions of its broadcast licence by failing to provide enough subtitled programming to some viewers in autumn 2021 after a sonic boom destroyed equipment used to broadcast its programmes, the media watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2022

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Residents threaten judicial review over Home Office decision to abandon recommended emergency evacuation plans for disabled people – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Home Office is facing a judicial review over its decision to ignore a Grenfell Tower inquiry’s recommendation to implement personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people.’

Court of Appeal to consider appeal from council over whether cost of holidays and recreation for people with care needs can fall to be met under Care Act 2014 – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2022 in appeals, benefits, disabled persons, holidays, local government, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal will this week (16 June) will this week consider the role of local authorities, under the Care Act 2014, in respect of facilitating holidays and recreation for people with care needs.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th June 2022

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