- High Court decision brings clarity on councils’ decision-making powers (Peters v Haringey London Borough Council)
- What are the practical implications of the case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Ground 1—lawfulness of using an LLP
- Ground 2—duty to consult under LGA 1999, s 3
- Ground 3—public sector equality duty
- Ground 4—should the decision have been taken by full council?
Local Government analysis: The decision in Peters v Haringey LBC serves as a reminder that councils have considerable duties and responsibilities when entering into any joint venture or commercial agreement. Judith Barnes, partner, Richard Hiscoke, senior associate, and Claire Booth, professional support lawyer at Bevan Brittan, consider the case.
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