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The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill should soften financial and operational pressure on local authorities, but it will still leave them open to legal exposure, argues Morris Hill.
The Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that the Government acted ‘unlawfully’ in not giving reasons to children refused entry to Britain under the Dubs Amendment.
One in six top-tier councils are not providing vital welfare services devolved to them just as the sector’s budget cuts hit hard.
Denying bereavement benefits to unmarried, cohabiting partners with children is incompatible with human rights law, court rules.
In a landmark case, Thurrock council has successfully recovered housing benefit from a landlord who forced a tenant to live in appalling conditions.
The leader of Plymouth City Council is hoping to force the Government to reveal the impact Brexit will have on the city through the use of new legal powers.
Bromley Council has been granted an interim High Court injunction to prevent illegal travellers from setting up in the borough.
The decision to close 21 council-run libraries in Northamptonshire was made unlawfully, a court has ruled.
Christchurch Borough Council has been refused leave to appeal the judgement about local government reorganisation.
Warwickshire County Council is facing possible legal action after delays in repairing a pothole led to the death of a cyclist.