Katherine Apps writes in Local Government Lawyer on PSED: can breach be remedied?

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Katherine Apps writes in Local Government Lawyer on PSED: can breach be remedied?


Is it possible to remedy a breach of the public sector equality duty? In Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v TM [2021] EWCA Civ 1890 [hyperlink to https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2021/1890.html ] the Court… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Katherine Apps Date

Rapid Response Guidance Note: Local Authority Powers to accommodate those without recourse to public funds and/ or not lawfully present in the UK in response to Omicron Covid-19 variant


On 20 December 2021 the Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing wrote to all Local Authority Chief Executives [1] under the heading “Protect and Vaccinate – rough sleeping response to… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Sian Davies Date

Deprivation of liberty of a child “inappropriate, demeaning and…brutal”: best interests, Articles 3 and 5 ECHR: Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council v W and others [2021] EWHC 1982 (Fam)


Y (age 12) was removed from his father’s care and placed under an Emergency Protection Order. While in a residential placement, he self-harmed, and was transported to hospital for emergency… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Parishil Patel QC, Sian Davies Date

The rise of incrementalism


British politics has another -ism. After Socialism, Liberalism and Thatcherism, we now have incrementalism. Incrementalism was used by the Lord Chancellor to explain why his changes to judicial review are… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Changes to release provisions for prisoners


The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is to be considered by Members of Parliament at a second reading on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 March. Three of the sections… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Ian Brownhill Date

Case comment: R (Good Law Project & others) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2021] EWHC 346 (Admin) – late publication of coronavirus contracts unlawful.


Last Friday Chamberlain J handed down judgment in a challenge concerning the government’s compliance with procurement law and its own transparency guidance in the awarding of goods and services contracts… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author David Mitchell Date

Is Lockdown 2 lawful?


The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 impose a second lockdown on England.  They prohibit persons from leaving their home unless they have a reasonable excuse.  They… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Section 21A applications and section 48 orders (DP v A local authority) (Stephanie David writes for Lexis PSL)


Stephanie David’s Private Client Analysis for Lexis PSL: In this case, Mr Justice Hayden provides helpful practical guidance on the operation of section 48 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Stephanie David Date

Adult Social Care: Covid-19 Winter Plan 2020 – 2021


This note provides an overview of the Department of Health and Social Care (non-statutory) guidance issued on 18 September 2020 concerning social care in England. The Guidance is aimed at… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Neil Allen, Sian Davies, Steve Broach Date

Covid 19: Transparency, integrity and fraud on public authorities


Public authorities are playing a central role in the Government’s response to the challenges brought about by Covid-19. Enormous sums of public money are being made available to support supplier… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Rose Grogan, Philippe Kuhn Date

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