Local government

Patients at risk: revisiting the extent of public bodies’ duties

While establishing that all psychiatric patients, regardless of status, are owed the same duty, the European Court of Human Rights has also minimised the meaningfulness of its decision in practice, says Laura Davidson

Back to the good old days

Brexit is the opportunity to reshape the government and do away with the Ministry of Justice, writes Blair Gibbs

The fable of the boiling frog

Partners in legal aid firms are feeling the heat but, thanks to the government, can’t get out of the simmering pot, explains Steve Billot

GDPR 101

Implementing the new data protection regulation successfully must be a priority for the whole firm, not just the IT department, advises Alex Loquens

Tackling the conduct of local authority members

Sandwell shows that English local authorities must comply with the core requirements of the Localism Act 2011, explains Tiffany Cloynes

The hand we've been dealt

Jeremy Phillips considers the latest developments in licensing law, including a government crackdown on illegal working, enforcement actions, and a preview of the Supreme Court’s hearing of what constitutes ‘cheating’ in gambling

When is land eligible to be registered as a town or village green?

The recent case of TW Logistics v Essex County Council provides a useful source of information on the current problems, says Alec Samuels