Judge rules Tribunal erred by putting responsibility for part of EHCP on individual who was not lawful delegate or proxy for local authority – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 20th, 2022 in local government, news, special educational needs, tribunals by tracey

‘The First-Tier Tribunal erred in law by giving responsibility for compiling an “all your need to know about” document concerning a child to a doctor who was not a lawful delegate or proxy for the council, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Avoiding the pitfalls of WhatsApp – Local Government Lawyer

‘Matthew Alderton examines past disciplinary cases, regulatory action and recent judicial review challenges that show the various dangers that public bodies could face by allowing staff to communicate via WhatsApp and other social media.social media.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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Failure to remove claims now harder to strike out – Local Government Lawyer

‘Claimants in two unconnected cases recently won their appeals over the striking out of their claims in negligence brought against the local authorities arising out of the exercise of their statutory functions under the Children Act 1989. Sarah Erwin-Jones and Louse Fisher consider the implications of this decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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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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Tenant successfully defends unlawful subletting case brought by London borough: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 14th, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Lambeth has lost a case in which it thought a woman was illegally sub-letting a one-bed studio council flat.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Local authority duties towards unaccompanied asylum seeking children – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 12th, 2022 in asylum, children, immigration, local government, news, statutory duty by tracey

‘Bronwen Jones and Samina Iqbal of Goldsmith Chambers provide comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the duties of local authorities towards asylum-seeking children.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Liability of schools for abuse by work experience student – Local Government Lawyer

‘Paul Donnelly and Samuel Dawber discuss the implications of a recent High Court case where it was found that a relationship between a school and a work experience student was insufficient to give rise to vicarious liability.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th September 2022

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The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: A new UK GDPR? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 9th, 2022 in bills, brexit, data protection, EC law, government departments, local government, news by tracey

‘In July the Government published the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, the next step in its much publicised plans to reform the UK Data Protection regime following Brexit. Ibrahim Hasan sets out the key changes.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Dismissal for a political affiliation – Local Government Lawyer

‘Liz Stevens looks at a recent unfair dismissal case, based on the grounds of political affiliation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Should billboard advertising be banned? – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2022 in advertising, environmental protection, health, local government, news by sally

‘Campaigner Charlotte Gage says that the outdoor adverts you see on billboards and bus stops should all be removed.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Needs, not wishes – Housing Needs Assessments and Personal Housing Plans – Nearly Legal

Posted September 5th, 2022 in asylum, homelessness, housing, immigration, judicial review, local government, news, refugees by tracey

‘ZK, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Havering (2022) EWHC 1854 (Admin). This was a judicial review of what was claimed to be Havering’s failure to provide a lawful housing needs assessment and personal housing plan for Mr ZK, under section 189A Housing Act 1996.’

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Nearly Legal, 4th September 2022

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Regulator of Social Housing finds council in breach of Home Standard over failure to conduct health and safety assessments in thousands of homes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 5th, 2022 in health & safety, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘The Royal Borough of Greenwich has breached the Home Standard and, as a consequence, there was potential for serious detriment to tenants, the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has concluded.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Research Briefing: Mobile (park) homes – House of Commons Library

Posted September 5th, 2022 in housing, local government, news, parliament by tracey

‘This paper provides an overview of the rights of residents who live year-round on mobile (park) home sites and proposals to improve protections for residents in England.’

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House of Commons Library , 30th August 2022

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Ivy owner Richard Caring defies order to remove £40m home’s incongruous windows – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2022 in appeals, enforcement notices, housing, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Richard Caring, the billionaire nightclub and restaurant entrepreneur, is refusing to remove three “incongruous and dominant” windows from his £40m house in South Kensington despite the council issuing an “enforcement notice” ordering him to do so.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2022

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Local authority age assessments considered in R (HAM) v Brent LBC – EIN Blog

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in asylum, children, immigration, judicial review, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘This decision, handed down by Swift J in the High Court, concerns the requirements for fairness in local authority age assessments for asylum seekers and the correct approach to be adopted.’

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EIN Blog, 1st September 2022

Source: www.ein.org.uk

The test for discharging a planning condition – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘A local authority recently defeated a judicial review challenge in the High Court in relation to discharging planning conditions. Piers Riley-Smith explains how.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Late service of CIL liability notice – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Christopher Cant analyses the consequences of a delay in issuing and serving a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) liability notice when it comes to enforcement.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd September 2022

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Court of Appeal reopens claims on child abuse duty of care – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that negligence claims against local authorities over their duty of care to abused children must be heard in court.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st September 2022

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Child protection agencies failed son of drug addict, review finds – The Guardian

‘A severely asthmatic seven-year-old boy who died “gasping for air” alone at night was failed by child protection agencies who “could and should have done better”, a serious case review has found.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2022

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Planning Court rejects judicial review challenge over permission for redevelopment of former brewery site in Brick Lane – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 1st, 2022 in judicial review, listed buildings, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A Planning Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge against the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ grant of planning permission for redevelopment of part of the site of a former brewery.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk