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Local authorities are facing a period of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Lawyers are required to guide elected officials, council workers and the public through this process often with little support or guidance.

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Practical guidance on the competing duties relating to Social Housing. This gold standard content set covers all aspects of Social Housing law from regulatory obligations, homelessness, tenancy, shared ownership and right to buy.

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Covering all aspects of education from Early Years Foundation Stage to further and higher education including a bespoke topic on special educational needs. Education law is a niche area, at the top of the government’s agenda to create skills self-sufficiency post Brexit.

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All public bodies are subject to the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This content set provides fully comprehensive coverage of all aspects of public contracts from issues to consider prior to commencing procurement to dealing with contract award challenges.

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LexisPSL Local Government helps support local authority lawyers. With clear and concise practice notes, it provides access to detailed guidance written by experts in local government law- from private practice and LexisNexis- that will help you to interpret the primary law and guide implementation. There is access to amended current legislation and to case law which is updated on a weekly basis to check your interpretation of the law and support your decisions, with legislation and precedent to reduce the risk of challenge. Our expert team also analyse the latest cases and developments to bring you the most comprehensive news alerts.

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Where a council has served notice on a person under section 23(3) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (LG(MP)A 1976) requiring that such person takes such steps for making a tree on their land safe as are specified, and that person has failed to comply with such notice, the council may take the steps specified in the notice and recover from that person the expenses reasonably incurred in doing so (LG(MP)A 1976, s 23(7)). Where the land in question is unregistered, is the council able to place a charge on the Local Land Charges (LLC) register to ensure the recovery of such costs, and if so, would the charge be a Class A LLC and would such charge be capable of enforcement against any future owner?
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What guidance is available to prepare for no deal Brexit?
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A tenancy was solely in Party A’s name and has recently, via property adjustment order, been transferred solely into Party B’s name. Under the right to buy scheme, would Party B need to wait three years from the date of the property adjustment order, or three years from the date of the original tenancy agreement? Would the position change if the first year of the original tenancy was an introductory tenancy?
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Can a local authority dispose of a property to a non-registered housing provider without the consent of the Secretary of State?
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What are the key considerations for a public body drafting an agreement for grant of funding? Are there any government standard templates or materials available to assist with drafting grant agreements?

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