Posts by Practical Law Public Sector

  • In brief for week ending 2 August 2017

    Make sure that you have not missed a key development in your area of the law by reading our In brief review of the latest Practical Law Local Government email.

  • In brief for week ending 18 May 2016

    Make sure that you have not missed a key development in your area of the law by reading our In brief review of the latest Practical Law Local Government email.

  • Looking forward to 2016 and back to 2015

    As 2015 draws to an end, the Practical Law Public Sector team is reflecting on the delights and disasters of the past year, both for us and for our subscribers. In this post we take a look at our most popular content of 2015 and start to think about what the year ahead has in store.

  • “Voluntarily adopted”: looking at ordinary residence and mental capacity

    This post considers the decision in Milton Keynes v Scottish Ministers [2015] CSOH 156, a case that examined how the interpretation of “ordinary residence” set out in R v Barnet LBC ex parte Shah [1982] UKHL 1 should be applied in situations where an individual lacks mental capacity to decide where they should live. 

  • What does “take reasonable steps to consult” mean?

    The recent judicial review challenge in R (Croydon Property Forum Limited) v London Borough of Croydon [2015] EWHC 2403 (Admin) considers the meaning of the words “take reasonable steps to consult” in statutory legislation.

  • PCR 2015: When to use a PQQ?

    Lengthy and onerous pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs) have long been an aggravation to suppliers to the public sector. The impact is particularly felt among SMEs where disproportionate PQQs are just one obstacle to winning government contracts. With this in mind, the government has taken various steps to restrict the use of PQQs.

  • Work experience: schools’ hotline FAQs

    Practical Law Public Sector addresses the questions that schools may ask local authorities regarding day-to-day school management and sets out the legal issues to consider when responding: This FAQ examines the law governing work experience for school-age pupils. For all our school hotline queries, please see Practice note, Schools hotline FAQs.

  • Witness statements: schools’ hotline FAQs

    Practical Law Public Sector addresses the questions that schools may ask local authorities regarding day-to-day school management and sets out the legal issues to consider when responding: This FAQ examines whether a headteacher should give a witness statement in custody proceedings. For details of all our school hotline queries, please see Practice note, Schools hotline FAQs.

  • Looking forward to 2015 and back to 2014

    We’re using the new year here at Practical Law Public Sector to reflect on the triumphs and traumas of the past year for us and our subscribers. In this post we take a look at our most popular content of 2014 and start to think about what the year ahead has in store.

  • Sex education: schools’ hotline FAQs

    Practical Law Public Sector addresses the questions that schools may ask local authorities regarding day-to-day school management and sets out the legal issues to consider when responding: This FAQ examines the issues arising when parents object to their children attending sex education classes on religious grounds. For details of all our school hotline queries, please see Practice … Continue reading Sex education: schools’ hotline FAQs

  • School uniform: schools’ hotline FAQs

    Practical Law Public Sector addresses the questions that schools may ask local authorities regarding day-to-day school management and sets out the legal issues to consider when responding: This FAQ examines conflicts between school uniform policies and wearable items that are manifestations of a pupil’s religion. For details of all our school hotline queries, please see Practice note, … Continue reading School uniform: schools’ hotline FAQs

  • School trips and disability: schools hotline FAQs

    Practical Law Public Sector addresses the questions that schools may ask local authorities regarding day-to-day school management and sets out the legal issues to consider when responding: This FAQ looks at the issues surrounding including pupils with disabilities in school trips. For details of all our school hotline queries, please see Practice note, Schools hotline FAQs.

  • Pupils’ property going missing: schools hotline FAQs

    Practical Law Public Sector addresses the questions that schools may ask local authorities regarding day-to-day school management and sets out the legal issues to consider when responding: This FAQ looks at schools’ responsibility when pupils’ valuables go missing at school. For details of all our school hotline queries, please see Practice note, Schools hotline FAQs.

  • In brief for week ending 22 October 2014

    Make sure that you have not missed a key development in your area of the law by reading our In brief review of the latest Practical Law Public Sector email.

  • Preparing a report for local authority members

    The recent decision of the High Court in R (West and others) v Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council [2014] EWHC 2134 (Admin) is a useful reminder for local authority officers of the importance of getting a report to members right.

  • Governance procedures and exclusions: schools hotline FAQs

    Practical Law Public Sector addresses the questions that schools may ask local authorities regarding day-to-day school management and sets out the legal issues to consider when responding: This FAQ looks at the procedures for exclusion decisions. For details of all our school hotline queries, please see Practice note, Schools hotline FAQs.

  • Homelessness: the wider picture

    Practical Law Public Sector recently attended a conference on homelessness jointly run by the Legal Action Group and Arden Chambers. The conference consisted of a number sessions focusing on various aspects of the homelessness regime under the Housing Act 1996. Of particular interest was the keynote speech given by Andrew Arden QC, which focused on … Continue reading Homelessness: the wider picture