Ian Brownhill Joins Chambers

Administrative & Public

Ian Brownhill Joins Chambers


We are delighted to announce that Ian Brownhill has joined Chambers from No. 5 Chambers. Ian has a broad public law and human rights practice which focusses on mental capacity,… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Ian Brownhill 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 »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Rose Grogan, Philippe Kuhn Date

Hampshire County Council withdraws post-16 transport policy


On 27 May 2020 Hampshire County Council approved its new post-16 transport policy for the 2020-2021 academic year. The policy sought to narrow the circumstances in which transport is considered… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Katherine Barnes Date

LGSCO outlines good administrative practice during the response to COVID-19


The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by suspending all its casework activity that would have demanded information or other action by organisations falling… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Alexander Ruck Keene Date

Coronavirus and the duty to house: local authorities not obliged to provide furniture and white goods for unfurnished accommodation


A recent High Court decision has shed light on the scope of a local authority’s duty to house homeless individuals in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. In an application… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Tom van der Klugt Date

Council’s funding for disabled children’s short breaks challenged


Steve Broach and Gethin Thomas have been instructed by James Betts and Jennifer Wright at Irwin Mitchell in a judicial review of Lancashire County Council’s budget for the Lancashire Break… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Steve Broach , Gethin Thomas Date

The Court of Appeal hands down judgment R (oao Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde [2020] EWCA Civ 738.


In a significant judgment for both inquest and mental capacity law, the Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment R (oao Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool &… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Nicola Kohn Date

Upper Tribunal’s judgment on delay in decisions on Tier 1 applications


The Upper Tribunal publishes it judgment in R (X) v Secretary of State for the Home Department. The applicant, Mr X, applied for leave to remain in April 2017 as… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Zane Malik Date

Parole Board has the power to appoint litigation friends


EG (by his litigation friend the OS) v 1) Parole Board; 2) SoS for Justice; & others [2020] EWHC 1457 (Admin) The High Court has found that the Parole Board… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Alexander Ruck Keene, Jack Holborn Date

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