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Overcrowded families


A family living in a crowded one-bedroom flat, as that was all they could afford, won a landmark Court of Appeal ruling that could result in families

29 Jan 2021 | Human rights

Homeless man failed by London council

A homeless man denied accommodation by his local authority has won a judicial review against the London Borough of Islington after it failed to follow due

23 Jun 2020 | Charities

Suing the property professionals

Alec Samuels considers who is potentially liable for defective buildings and refurbishment in light of the Grenfell Tower inquiry

13 May 2020 | Public

Talking to the Lead

A legal duty of candour on public authorities and officials would reflect a new era openness, says Rhian Greaves

01 Feb 2020 | Public

Tory judicial review plans risk 'rule of tyranny'

Considerable alarm has been prompted by Conservative Party plans to review the judicial review process. It says in its 2019 election manifesto that it inte

26 Nov 2019 | Judicial review

Better access to legal aid for separated migrant children

Migrant children separated from their parents can now get faster and easier access to legal aid, after new legislation came into forc

All’s fair: legal challenges to hospital closure consultation

Two recent cases on hospital closures suggest that public bodies may have to provide more detailed justification for their decisions, explains Michae

05 Jun 2019 | Judicial review

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 m

04 Jun 2019 | Human rights

Law Society urges government to rectify ‘legal aid deserts’

The Law Society has published figures today revealing that 184 local authorities in the UK have no publicly funded legal advice fo

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