REUTERS | Dani Cardona

June’s case digest includes an ECJ ruling that a procurement of medicinal products in Slovenia was unlawful, despite being in accordance with national law, and two General Court decisions dismissing applications for interim measures in procurement disputes.

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REUTERS | Asmaa Waguih

Our quarterly freedom of information law blogs focus on the latest developments in freedom of information law under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/3391) (EIR). The blog will enable readers advising on freedom of information law to catch up on the most important cases, issues or developments on the topic. This post looks at freedom of information law developments from April to June 2017. In this post, we look at:

  • Decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights).
  • ICO Decision Notices.
  • Featured blogs.
  • Recent Ask queries.

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REUTERS | Ali Jarekji

This is the public children law update blog to give readers a snapshot of the important cases, issues and developments from March 2017 to June 2017. In the last three months, the President of the Family Division has been particularly busy, reviewing how the judiciary should conduct itself with different agencies, as well as grappling again with how English adoption can be implemented with Scottish orders. In this blog, we highlight the developments with notice and service on parents of proceedings and adoption.

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REUTERS | Ina Fassbender

This is the latest in our series of quarterly education update blogs which will enable readers to catch up on the most important cases, issues or developments in education law from April to June 2017. Please feel free to submit a comment below or send us an Ask query if you have any views on the cases, issues, or legal developments that are covered or if you think we have missed something that should be brought to the attention of education law practitioners.

In this post, we look at:

  • Legislative developments.
  • Government guidance and policy statements.
  • Featured Ask queries.

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REUTERS | Gleb Garanich

This is the latest in our series of quarterly local government update blogs, which will enable readers to catch up on the most important cases, issues or developments in local government from February to June 2017.

Please feel free to submit a comment below or send us an Ask query if you have any views on the cases, issues, or legal developments covered or if you think we have missed something that should be brought to the attention of local government practitioners.

In this post we look at:

  • Legislative developments.
  • Cases of interest to local authorities.
  • Government guidance and publications of interest to local authority lawyers.
  • Other publications of interest.
  • Local Government Association publications.
  • House of Commons Library briefing papers.
  • Blogs of interest to local authority lawyers.
  • Featured Ask queries.

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REUTERS | Mick Tsikas

So many questions have been raised by the horrifying and heart-breaking events at Grenfell Tower.  In addition to the questions that have been raised in the public sphere it seems to me that there may be core questions that should be obvious to those of us that have been involved in public procurement but may not yet be obvious to the press and other commentators.  As someone who has been involved in construction law and public procurement for over 30 years these events raise some serious questions about the systems that we have come to regard as normal. Continue reading

REUTERS | Ali Jarekji

During May 2016, the House of Lords began the first reading of the Children and Social Work Bill (see Legal update, Children and Social Work Bill first reading in House of Lords). The Bill was introduced following a programme of suggested reforms set out in the government’s July 2016 policy paper Putting children first: our vision for children’s social care and the government’s policy to promote the safeguarding of children through the provision of relationships and relationships and sex education. Continue reading