Local government

Grenfell: Suitable, safe, secure?

The Grenfell Tower fire demonstrates that social housing is in crisis. In the aftermath of the disaster, Jayesh Kunwardia considers the challenges facing the survivors and the lawyers representin

04 Jul 2017

Environment lawyers urge Gove to tackle air pollution crisis

Former justice secretary faces ‘career defining opportunity’, say

12 Jun 2017

A step in the right direction

The Homelessness Reduction Act presents the possibility of meaningful assistance for many homeless applicants, but there are still some doubts about how effective it will be in practice, writes Gile

08 Jun 2017

Local authorities: The duty to reconsider re-visited

When is a change of circumstance material to a local authority’s duty to reconsider an earlier decision, asks Simon Bir

16 May 2017

Political reality vs constitutional aims

Theresa May’s ability to call a snap general election highlights the inbuilt tensions of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, write Alison Foster QC and To

25 Apr 2017

Income generation for local authorities

Tiffany Cloynes considers the strategies local authorities can use to find all possible resources to help them deliver service

04 Apr 2017

Government faces fracking challenge in High Court

Decision to overrule local council ‘unlawful’, argues anti-frackin

15 Mar 2017

Prospective care home residents’ wishes to be taken into account

Law Commission proposes root-and-branch amendments to mental capacity and deprivation of libert

13 Mar 2017

The late-night levy

Alec Samuels discusses the operation of a levy intended to limit alcohol-related disturbances in public places in the earl

13 Feb 2017