Local Government Law

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.

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.

With legal teams discharging their current responsibilities to the same high standards with fewer resources and a reduction in the number of specialist lawyers, there is an increased risk of providing incorrect advice and judicial review of decisions taken based on that advice. With LexisPSL Local Government you will spend less time on research and remain confident you are always up to date with the latest changes in the law.

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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 12th Jan
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims.For general guidance on damages,...
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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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9th Nov
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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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9th Nov
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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 12th Jan
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[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer provided in request for clarification]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 12th Jan
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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5th May
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It is assumed that the reference to 'public procurement rules and procedures' is a reference to the rules and procedures under the Public Contracts...
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5th May
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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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5th May
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What is climate change adaptation?Climate change adaptation refers to predicting any adverse effects of climate change and foreseeing ways to prevent...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th May
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11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU....
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5th May
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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 5th May
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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies, a framework...
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5th May
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What is an injunction?An injunction is defined in the glossary to the CPR as ‘a court order prohibiting a person from doing something or requiring a...
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5th May
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This Practice Note considers the Closed Material Procedure (CMP) which allows the state to disclose sensitive material to the judge without having to...
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5th May
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This Practice Note tracks domestic legislation introduced as part of the UK government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes...
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5th May
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In conducting our research we have focussed on powers to make decisions. However there are specific considerations applicable to the use of ANPR...
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5th May
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Section 155 of the Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980) provides that a keeper of livestock that stray onto or lie on the highway commits an offence. The...
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5th May
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This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to Education lawyers...
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5th May
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This tracker is focused on education and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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This tracker is focused on healthcare and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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This tracker is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest...
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This tracker is focused on children’s social care and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing...
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This tracker is focused on social care and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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5th May
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There are basically two types of consultants that are used in public procurement:•consultants with technical knowledge of what is being procured (such...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 5th May

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