GP surgeries deny care to vulnerable people without ID documents – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2019 in doctors, health, homelessness, identification, medical treatment, news, travellers by tracey

‘Many practices are refusing to take new patients without checks that breach NHS rules.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Allocation Policy – Local Government Law

Posted April 25th, 2019 in equality, housing, local government, news, race discrimination, refugees, travellers by tracey

‘In conjoined appeals, (2019) EWCA Civ 692, R (Gullu) v Hillingdon LBC and R (Ward) v Hillingdon LBC, the Court of Appeal considered the lawfulness of Hillingdon’s housing allocation policy. The policy prioritised people who had been resident in the local area for 10 years. That was found to discriminate indirectly against protected groups.’

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Local Government Law, 23rd April 2019

Source: local-government-law.11kbw.com

But, it’s a long, long while … – Nearly Legal

Posted April 23rd, 2019 in equality, judicial review, local government, news, travellers by sally

‘The Court of Appeal reviewed Hillingdon’s Equality Impact Assessments, both when introducing the policy in 2013, and when amending it in 2016 (this latter being after Mr Gullu had begun his judicial review). On neither occasion was there any consideration of Travellers or refugees (or indeed Non UK nationals).’

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Nearly Legal, 22nd April 2019

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

London borough secures temporary injunction prohibiting illegal encampments at 350+ sites – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 10th, 2019 in injunctions, local government, London, news, travellers, waste by sally

‘Hillingdon Council has secured a High Court injunction until 18 June that prohibits illegal encampments on more than 350 sites across the borough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, April 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Gypsy community ‘failed by government’ says report – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2019 in education, equality, health, minorities, news, select committees, travellers by tracey

‘The Commons women and equalities committee said Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities had the worst outcomes of any ethnic group across a huge range of areas, including education, health, employment, criminal justice and hate crime, but little was being done to tackle longstanding inequalities.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Home Secretary unveils legislative changes to tackle unauthorised encampments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 8th, 2019 in criminal justice, news, police, public order, travellers, trespass by sally

‘The Home Secretary has announced a series of legislative amendments aimed at improving the effectiveness of enforcement against unauthorised traveller encampments.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th February 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Government announces plans to tackle illegal traveller sites – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 6 February) announced plans to give police tough new powers to crackdown on illegal traveller sites.’

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Home Office, 6th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Injunctions in Anticipation of the Inevitable – Illegal Raves, Flytipping and Travellers – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in injunctions, news, travellers, trespass, waste by sally

‘There are increasing numbers of injunctions against incursions onto private and public land by “persons unknown”.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 7th November 2018

Source: hardwicke.co.uk

London council secures borough-wide injunction against illegal encampments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2018 in injunctions, local government, news, parks, travellers by sally

‘Bromley Council has persuaded the High Court to grant a borough-wide injunction against illegal encampments on land it owns or manages.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

‘They took my life. I’m grieving for a child who is still alive’ – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2018 in adoption, children, news, race discrimination, social services, travellers by tracey

‘New figures show a huge rise in Romany and Traveller families having their children taken away. It’s being blamed on institutional prejudice.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Landlady who repeatedly told Irish traveller she would not serve him must pay £1,500 in damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2017 in costs, damages, news, race discrimination, travellers by sally

‘A pub landlady has been ordered to pay an Irish traveller £1,500 in damages after agreeing she was refusing to serve him because of his background, having been asked the question 18 times.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Green Space Borough-Wide Preventative Injunctions: The Next Stage – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in commons, injunctions, news, planning, travellers, waste by sally

‘In his previous article of 26th July 2017 Steven discussed the potential benefits of obtaining borough-wide Injunctions preventing anyone entering green spaces with vehicles, (most commonly mobile homes and caravans) and then fly-tipping industrial scale waste. This article deals with the fact that it is becoming increasingly clear that, where one local authority obtains protection in the form of a borough-wide injunction to prevent incursions onto its green spaces, a neighbouring borough becomes vulnerable to an increase in incursions.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 19th October 2017

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Minister to review law on illegal Gypsy and traveller sites – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2017 in ASBOs, news, parliament, planning, travellers by sally

‘The government is to review the effectiveness of laws designed to tackle illegal encampments set up by travellers and Gypsies.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge cleared of making inappropriate remarks in modern slavery case – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2017 in complaints, judges, news, travellers by tracey

‘A crown court judge has been cleared of making inappropriate comments about Travellers when sentencing 11 members of the same family for modern slavery offences.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Modern slavery trial judge investigated over Traveller comments – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in complaints, families, judges, judgments, news, trafficking in human beings, travellers by sally

‘A crown court judge is being investigated over comments he made about the Traveller community when sentencing 11 members of the same family for modern slavery offences.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Old problem, new solution: local councils look to preserve their green spaces from incursion and illegal fly tipping – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in commons, injunctions, local government, news, travellers, waste by sally

‘There are few local authorities in the country that haven’t experienced the enormous difficulties inherent in people setting up camp illegally in local parks and green spaces with their mobile homes and caravans, horses and dogs then leaving the area (voluntarily or otherwise) and landing the authority with an expensive bill for cleaning up.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 26th July 2017

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Council appeals £150k fine imposed over publication of sensitive data – Local Government Lawyer

‘Basildon Council has confirmed it is to appeal the imposition by the Information Commissioner of a £150,000 monetary penalty for publishing sensitive personal information about a family in planning application documents that were made publicly available online.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th June 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Councils win 3-year extension to district-wide ban on unauthorised encampments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 16th, 2017 in injunctions, local government, news, travellers by tracey

‘Harlow Borough Council and Essex County Council have secured a three-year extension to an injunction which bans Travellers from setting up unauthorised encampments across Harlow.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Harlow traveller ban extended for three years – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2017 in injunctions, news, planning, travellers by sally

‘An injunction banning travellers from setting up unauthorised camps in Harlow has been extended for three years.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Council fined £150k for publishing sensitive data in online planning documents – Local Government Lawyer

‘Basildon Borough Council has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for publishing sensitive personal information about a family in planning application documents that were made publicly available online.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk