Emergency services
High Court overrides police conduct panel's decision to issue a final warning for gross misconduct
24/06/20
The High Court quashed a police misconduct panel's decision to impose a final warning on an officer who has engaged in gross misconduct through racist comments and stereotyping following a judicial review. We summarise the decision and what to take away.
NHS healthcare
COVID-19: New Chief Coroner’s guidance on remote hearings
22/06/20
As we see the re-opening of courts following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Coroner has issued new guidance on "Remote participation in Coronial proceedings via video and audio broadcast". In this insight, we comment on the key points of the guidance.
Housing
Upper Tribunal confirms private registered providers are not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations
19/06/20
The Upper Tribunal has given its judgment in Information Commissioner v Poplar HARCA. A private registered provider of Social Housing is not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. We explore what the key legislation means for RPs.
Housing
PPN 04/20: Recovery and transition from COVID-19
17/06/20
A new PPN issued by the Cabinet Office provides further guidance on working in partnership with suppliers to deliver contracts during COVID-19, and also looks forward to transition planning in order to exit from relief in the period July to October.
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - June 2020
15/06/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Housing
COVID-19: Permitted development rights and unlawful development
12/06/20
Due diligence on the planning history of the development site is essential. We explore the appeal to the Planning Inspectorate for the refusal of a Lawful Development Certificate by Mole Valley District Council and what it means for registered providers.
Housing
The ‘stay’ that stayed, stays longer: possession cases now stayed until 23 August 2020
08/06/20
The period of the stay imposed by CPR PD51Z has been extended until 23 August 2020. We have summarised the decision and what it means for housing providers in our insight.
Housing
Board and executive teams: Safeguarding responsibilities
08/06/20
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and this starts with the leadership. Our video insight focuses on providing board members and executive teams with information about legal and regulatory responsibilities.
Education
Emergency services
Housing
Insurance
Professional regulatory
Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19
04/06/20
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.
NHS healthcare
Primary care
Private health and social care
Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19: Health and social care
04/06/20
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.
Housing
Risks of abandoning a procurement
28/05/20
Most procurement teams will have needed to consider abandoning a procurement process at some point and perhaps particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Housing
COVID-19: Court of Appeal decided the stay on possession proceedings imposed by CPR PD51Z also applied to appeals
28/05/20
The Court of Appeal has decided that the 90-day stay imposed on possession proceedings by CPR PD51Z also extends to appeals made in respect of possession cases bought under CPR Part 55. We summarise what the outcome means for housing providers.