Central, devolved and local government

Land gifted by benefactor for use as school reverted back to his descendants when school replaced

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Our expert takes a look at a case where the Court of Appeal clarified the legal position under legislation from a very different era but whose terms remain relevant and are still being felt today, and local authorities will need to take note with their educational buildings. More …

Lessons Learned in 2018

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This year there have been some interesting cases looking at the conduct of local authorities and creditors when commencing bankruptcy proceedings or serving court documents on debtors. More …

Developers are warned by the Court of Appeal not to take the law into their own hands

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Local authorities will be pleased to note that the Court accepts that they only have to consider planning issues when presented with a planning application, and that they are not obliquely adjudicating on the appropriateness of restrictive covenants which are a matter of private law. More …

Leisure Investment

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Central Government has always had the money to invest in a private finance initiative (PFI) programme to design, build, operate, maintain and finance new leisure facilities. More …

Where do we go from here...

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Chris Carr of law firm Blake Morgan says that Housing Associations can now start to plan for the future. Housing, for the first time in quite a while, finds itself centre stage and is under the Government's spotlight, which is something of a double edged sword. More …

Commissioning for integrated health and social care report

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As part of Lawyers in Local Government (LGG) conference in Blackpool, Blake Morgan hosted a round-table concentrating on commissioning for integrated health and social care. Attending were 9 local authority lawyers from across England. More …

Devolution: the solution to health and care integration? A view of the Thames Valley and Solent regions

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The route to effective integrated care is increasingly critical to transformation of the NHS at a time of continuing financial challenge. The 2016/17 NHS Planning Guidance, 'Delivering the Forward View' asks Health economies to define their regions to deliver service transformation. Devolved economies might offer a faster track to defining the boundaries and ambition for change. More …

Non-profit distributing model – the future for Welsh infrastructure projects?

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The Welsh Government has committed to three infrastructure projects using the Non-Profit Distributing (“NPD”) Model – the redevelopment of the Velindre Cancer Centre; “dualling” of sections 5 and 6 of the A465; and the 21st Century Schools Project. More …