Public law

R (oao Woolcock) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Secretary of State for Justice and the Welsh Ministers

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The court have handed down judgment in the case of R (oao Woolcock) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Secretary of State for Justice and the Welsh Ministers. Blake Morgan represented the Welsh Ministers in this judicial review challenge to the validity of the council tax enforcement system operated in England and Wales. More …

Blake Morgan's employment team welcome protection for NHS whistleblowers

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NHS whistleblowers will be entitled to compensation if they are stopped from getting new jobs in the health service because of their disclosures. More …

Are Interested Parties more at risk on costs?

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Following a recent decision by Mr Justice Blake, Interested Parties in judicial review proceedings may be concerned that the courts are more likely to make costs orders against them in the future where challenges fail. 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 …

Developing Equality?

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This briefing summarises challenges by way of judicial review relating to decision – making and policy formulation where the challenge has included an alleged failure by the public body to comply with its public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. More …