Emergency Powers Compensation – Local Government Law

‘In Hastings Borough Council v Manolete Partners Plc [2016] UKSC 50 the Council exercised its emergency powers under Section 78 of the Building Act 1984 to restrict public access to Hastings Pier.’

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Local Government Law. 27th July 2016

Source: www.11kbw.com/blogs/local-government-law

Supreme Court dismisses appeal by council over payout for closure of pier – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 29th, 2016 in compensation, emergency powers, local government, news, repairs by tracey

‘A borough council is facing a payout following the loss of a Supreme Court battle over compensation payable when the local authority used its emergency powers to close a pier.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th July 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

No duty to investigate in respect of civilian deaths in Malaya in 1948 – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 21st, 2014 in armed forces, colonies, emergency powers, human rights, inquiries, news by sally

‘After an interesting analysis of the time limits for claims under Convention in response to a claim made in relation to actions by British soldiers in Malaya in 1948, the Court of Appeal dismissed all their human rights, customary international law and Wednesbury arguments. There was no obligation in domestic law for the state to hold an inquiry into the deaths of civilians killed by British soldiers in colonial Malaya in 1948, even though the Strasbourg Court might well hold that such a duty ensued.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th March 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Sweeping powers open to ministers in times of crisis – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2011 in emergency powers, news, violent disorder by sally

“Curfews, bans on travel, assembly and ‘other specified activities’, confiscation of property with or without compensation, and, most drastically, the deployment of the armed forces on the streets to quell disorder are among options open to ministers under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

David Cameron chairs emergency Cobra meeting after third night of riots – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2011 in criminal damage, emergency powers, news, police, violent disorder by sally

“David Cameron is chairing a meeting of ministers on Tuesday morning, with the government under pressure to bring in emergency measures to help contain the rioting that has engulfed London and spread to other cities around Britain.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk