Case Preview: Hillside Parks Limited v Snowdonia National Park Authority – UKSC Blog

Posted July 8th, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by sally

‘In this post, Sam Porter, an Associate in the Planning team at CMS, previews the upcoming Supreme Court decision in the case of Hillside Parks Limited v Snowdonia National Park Authority UKSC 2020/0211. The case was heard on 4 July 2022.’

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UKSC Blog, 7th July 2022

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Judges allow appeal by council over affordability and non-payment of rent – Local Government Lawyer

‘It was not unlawful for a Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames reviewing officer to conclude that an applicant was intentionally homeless because her previous rent had been affordable but had not been paid.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th July 2022

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Local authority wins appeal over costs order made in private family law proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2022 in appeals, costs, families, family courts, local government, news, third parties by sally

‘A judge allowed an “impermissible device” designed to provide a public source of funding for the parties’ legal costs in private family law proceedings, the Family Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th July 2022

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Professionals working with child in deprivation of liberty cases need to have clear and comprehensive understanding of operational procedures of other agencies, says High Court judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Division judge has strongly criticised the lack of therapeutic care within a restrictive environment for young people who need this.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th 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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Oldham child sex abuse: Victim highlighted in report wants justice – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2022 in child abuse, local government, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A woman who was repeatedly raped as a child has demanded justice after a report found that the police and a council failed her.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2022

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ECHR dismisses discrimation claim against council housing policy for Orthodox Jewish community – Local Government Lawyer

‘A legal challenge claiming the London Borough of Hackney’s decision not to refer a mother to a housing association on the basis of her not being part of the Orthodox Jewish Community (OJC) has been unanimously dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st July 2022

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Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed – Local Government Lawyer

‘Dominic Ruck Keene outlines a case in which an article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services was quashed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st 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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Defendant fined £26k after failing to comply with planning enforcement notices – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 1st, 2022 in enforcement notices, fines, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘A Wiltshire man has been ordered to pay more than £26,000 after Wiltshire Council prosecuted him for non-compliance with planning enforcement notices at a site in Bromham.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th June 2022

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Councils pledge not to ignore families’ warnings about vulnerable children – The Guardian

‘Council officials have pledged to give more weight to warnings from wider family members about vulnerable children after the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson, after alarms raised by relatives were disregarded before their deaths.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2022

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Serious incidents more common in for-profit children’s homes in England – The Guardian

‘Serious incidents involving the police and whistleblowing complaints are more common in private children’s homes run to make a profit than in homes run by charities and councils, data suggests.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2022

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Everyone in – Lambeth lacking a policy – Nearly Legal

‘While in some ways this is a decision on an historic context (hopefully), there is a lot in this judgment on local authority approaches to housing in a public health emergency to consider.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th June 2022

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Land Value Capture Via CPO – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 27th, 2022 in bills, compensation, compulsory purchase, consultations, local government, news by tracey

‘Simon Ricketts examines the Government’s proposed reforms in relation to compensation following compulsory purchase.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th June 2022

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Adjudicator reaches decision in “procedurally unjust manner” so not enforced – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Sometimes it feels that, as an adjudicator, you are damned if you do and are also damned if you don’t. In this case – Liverpool CC v Vital Infrastructure Asset Management (Viam) Ltd (In Administration) – it was both what the adjudicator did do and what he didn’t do that led the judge to issue a declaration that his decision was unenforceable. But how did the judge, HHJ Stephen Davies, arrive at this point?’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 21st June 2022

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Judge rejects legal challenge to decision-making for distributor road serving 7,500-home scheme – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in consultations, judicial review, local government, news, planning, roads by sally

‘A judicial review challenging Wiltshire Council’s decision-making in relation to a major new distributor road serving a large-scale development project, the Future Chippenham programme, has been dismissed by a High Court judge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2022

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High Court quashes planning permission over flawed report from planning officer – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in housing, judicial review, local government, news, planning by sally

The High Court has quashed Bristol City Council’s grant of planning permission for a 62-home development on a former zoo car park, following a judicial review claim that argued the local authority based its decision on a flawed planning officer’s report.

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2022

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‘Serious failings’ left children exposed to abuse in Oldham, finds damning review – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2022 in child abuse, local government, news, police, rape, reports, taxis by sally

‘Vulnerable children were left exposed to sexual exploitation in Oldham because of “serious failings” by the police and council, a damning independent review has found.’

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The Guardian, June 2022

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High Court judge quashes determination of coroner not to hold Article 2 investigation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 21st, 2022 in children, coroners, inquests, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed a coroner’s ruling that the inquest into the death of a 16-year-old girl will not investigate in what circumstances she came by her death.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th June 2022

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Divisional Court rejects bid by major retailer to have knife sale case thrown out as abuse of process – Local Government Lawyer

‘Retailer Argos has failed in a bid to have proceedings brought against it by London Borough of Barking & Dagenham stayed as an abuse of the process of the court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th June 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk