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What is Judicial Review?Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the exercise of public functions by...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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28th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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28th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Tweedy of Hardwicke Chambers 28th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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Produced in partnership with Karl King of Harwicke Chambers 28th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Mandatory licensingPart 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004) places a duty on a local housing authority (LHA) to effectively implement mandatory...
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26th Sep
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‘HMOs are, or are usually, domestic premises originally designed for occupation by one family, which have been converted for occupation by a number of...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
Practice notes
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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26th Sep
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Highways not maintainableThere are some, but very few, highways for which nobody has any liability for maintenance. All other highways are...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors and Alastair Frew of Lodders Solicitors 25th Sep
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This Practice Note summarises the application, purpose, content and structure of the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) as it applies to England and...
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25th Sep
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The quality of highway maintenance required of those responsible for it depends almost entirely on the expected ordinary traffic on the highway in...
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25th Sep

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The Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) requires a local authority to assess an individual’s need for care and support.A local authority (LA) has the right to...
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28th Sep
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In this Q&A, capacity is taken as meaning that under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005). It is also assumed that the person lacking capacity is...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Law Centre 28th Sep
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have limited our research to cover whether it is theoretically possible to secure a Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA)...
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28th Sep
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Section 46(1) of Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (PH(CD)A 1984) states that:‘It shall be the duty of a local authority to cause to be...
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28th Sep
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How long does a local authority have to keep records of payments made to care home providers?In some respects, the answer is that the local authority...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Shackleton of Network Homes 28th Sep
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This Q&A focuses on the application of the ‘Immigration health charge’ imposed by the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors)...
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28th Sep
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The basis of any dutyWhere a local authority is required to give its consent to an assignment (as is usually the case), the authority may be...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 28th Sep
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The Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) provides a framework for the recovery of debts resulting from a local authority’s involvement in support and care,...
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28th Sep
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Where the client is under the Court of Protection and the client does not have the requisite capacity to make the application themselves, a decision...
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28th Sep
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For the purposes of this Q&A, it has been assumed the property is a jointly-owned property where the other beneficial owner remains in occupation and...
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28th Sep
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A local authority (LA) has a duty to place an assessed adult, with needs for care and support, in their preferred accommodation if certain criteria...
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28th Sep
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See Practice Note: Key issues in taking security from individuals and, in particular, the section titled ‘Security over personal chattels’ which...
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28th Sep
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Where a person avails themselves of care and support provided by the local authority, the local authority while having a duty to provide the care is...
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28th Sep
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Charging for respite careFor information on how a local authority’s charges for residential care, see Practice Note: Means testing for local authority...
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28th Sep
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This Q&A relates to the requirement of a local authority to obtain adequate security (for example through obtaining a legal charge against a property)...
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28th Sep
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Pursuant to section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MeHA 1983), the relevant clinical commissioning group, local health board and local social...
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28th Sep
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Status of the beneficial interest in the property post-death for the purpose of financial assessmentThe beneficial interest in bequeathed assets does...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Shackleton of Network Homes 28th Sep

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