Council succeeds in part over whether landlords were “fit and proper” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 15th, 2022 in fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘A London borough has won on two limited points out of four grounds on which it appealed in a case over whether landlords were “fit and proper”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th September 2022

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Environment Agency told to protect wetlands in landmark court case – The Guardian

‘The high court has ordered the Environment Agency to reduce water abstraction and protect England’s rare wetland habitats, in a landmark case that confirms that European nature conservation laws remain enforceable despite Britain having left the EU.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2022

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Camelot drops UK national lottery legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2022 in appeals, gambling, licensing, news by sally

‘Camelot has dropped its appeal against a legal ruling over the handover of its licence to operate the UK’s national lottery to its rival Allwyn.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2022

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Entain to pay £17m for failing on rules to make gambling safer and crime free – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2022 in fines, gambling, licensing, news by sally

‘Entain, the gambling firm behind Ladbrokes and Coral, could lose its licence to operate in the UK after it was told to pay a record £17m settlement over its inaction as individual customers spent hundreds of thousands of pounds.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2022

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Landlord ordered to pay £40k in fine and costs for breaches of property licensing conditions – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London landlord who repeatedly failed to comply with licensing regulations, including refusal to provide a kitchen for a tenant, has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fine and costs.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th August 2022

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New measures in Leicester to tackle rogue landlords – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2022 in consultations, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘New licensing measures are being introduced in parts of Leicester to help tackle rogue landlords, the city council said.’

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BBC News, 13th July 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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Coroner will write to the Government over Emiliano Sala’s illegal ‘grey’ flight – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2022 in accidents, aircraft, coroners, inquests, licensing, news, sport by tracey

A coroner will be writing to the Government and the sports industry with her concerns about illegal “grey” passenger flights following the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.

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The Independent, 17th March 2022

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Outdoor civil weddings and partnerships here to stay – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in civil partnerships, consultations, coronavirus, licensing, marriage, news by tracey

‘Outdoor civil weddings and partnerships are being legalised permanently in England and Wales. Until last summer, non-religious ceremonies had to be held inside or in a permanent outdoor structure. The rules were relaxed to allow for more guests while coronavirus social distancing measures were in place.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2022

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Police officers should work under ‘licence’ to restore trust – report for England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2022 in continuing professional development, licensing, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police officers should work under a licence that must be renewed every five years and be subject to strict conditions to boost confidence in policing, an independent review has recommended. The Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales, chaired by Sir Michael Barber and carried out by the Police Foundation thinktank, contains 56 recommendations urging radical reform to police culture, skills and training, and organisational structure.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2022

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UK drops ‘absurd’ case against Greenpeace for dropping rocks in sea – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2022 in demonstrations, environmental protection, fisheries, licensing, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The government agency charged with protecting the marine environment has dropped its case against Greenpeace over a protest intended to obstruct destructive fishing practices in UK coastal conservation areas.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2022

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Ministers face legal challenge over rules for shooting wild birds – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2022 in birds, game laws, licensing, news by sally

‘The government is facing a legal challenge over its newly updated shooting licences for England, which classify game birds as livestock and so allow wild birds to be shot to protect them.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2022

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Council prosecution sees dog breeders ordered to pay £450k+ – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2022 in dogs, guilty pleas, licensing, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A couple who illegally bred dogs have been ordered to pay more than £450,000 following a successful prosecution by Vale of Glamorgan Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2022

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UK fishing licences for bottom-trawling could be unlawful, says Oceana – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2021 in environmental protection, government departments, licensing, news by michael

‘The British government’s granting of fishing licences to more than 1,000 UK and EU vessels for 2022, which will permit bottom-trawling and dredging in marine protected areas, could be unlawful unless conditions to safeguard ocean habitats are imposed, the conservation group Oceana says.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2021

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Van drivers in UK will need new operating licences to enter EU from May – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2021 in brexit, EC law, licensing, news, transport by michael

‘Van drivers will be required to get new international operating licences if they want to travel back and forth to the EU from May next year, the government has announced.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2021

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The appearance of a substantial defence in possession claims, and property guardians and possession – Nearly Legal

Posted December 14th, 2021 in civil procedure rules, estoppel, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, repossession by tracey

‘Global 100 Ltd v Laleva (2021) EWCA Civ 1835. There is a hell of a lot packed into one appeal here, so I’ll try to be brief. This was Global 100’s appeal of a first instance appeal (our note here) in which HHJ Luba QC had held that the first instance District Judge had been wrong to decide the possession claim against property guardians and make a possession order at first hearing, as there was a defence which appeared to be substantial and required further evidence and hearing.’

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Nearly Legal, 6th December 2021

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Taxi licensing and the fit and proper person test – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 30th, 2021 in child abduction, licensing, local government, news, taxis by tracey

‘Sefton Council has overturned a Magistrates Court’s decision to grant a taxi licence to an ex-policeman convicted of child abduction. Gary Grant explains how.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th November 2021

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Relocating hen harrier chicks to spare grouse for the gun – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 22nd, 2021 in appeals, birds, charities, EC law, human rights, hunting, judicial review, licensing, news by tracey

‘RSPB, R (On the application of) v Natural England [2021] EWCA Civ 1637 (9 November 2021). This case was an appeal by the RSPB and Dr Mark Avery, a scientist specialising in nature conservation, against a ruling by the court below that the grant of a licence by the respondent, Natural England (NE), to “take and disturb” hen harriers from the Northern English uplands for scientific, research or educational purposes pursuant to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Pt I s.16(1)(a) was lawful.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd November 2021

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Firearms Licensing Statutory Guidance 2021: the likely impact on firearms appeals – 5SAH

‘On 20 October 2021 the government published the latest statutory guidance for Chief Officers of Police. It comes into force on 1 November 2021. Given that the consultation was in 2019 it is almost certain that the timing of its publication and much of its content are a direct result of the tragic events in Plymouth on 12 August 2021, where five people were killed and two others injured by a man using a semi-automatic shotgun for which he held a shotgun certificate. This prompted steps to make the process of obtaining and, in particular, retaining a firearms or shotgun certificate more robust.’

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5SAH, 25th October 2021

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Research Briefing: Firearms: licensing and safety – House of Commons Library

‘This Library briefing paper discusses the regulation of firearms in the UK.’

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House of Commons Library, 26th October 2021

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