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Local government, psychiatric injury, stress, Protection from Harassment Act 1997
A claim for psychiatric damage as a result of alleged negligence and harassment was dismissed. The claimant was also unable to establish causation.
The Cities and Local Authorities Devolution Act 2016
Overview of The Cities and Local Authorities Devolution Act 2016.
An introduction to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
Peter Wake offers some guidance on the key tenets of the Act and looks at the meaning of ‘surveillance’…
Managing long running PFI contracts: Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd
How should public bodies administer long-running PFI contracts which will operate for many years to come where the changed financial climate impacts…
Commercial recoveries - dealing with vulnerable customers
Local government debt recovery can be a challenge, legal departments face constant pressures to be both effective debt collectors and be self…
Local Government, Section 41 Highways Act 1980, personal injury
The Council was not liable for an accident caused by a patch of moss on the highway; the highway was not out of repair under section 41 of the…
Burden of proof in Occupiers’ Liability Act claims
The council was not liable for an accident at its swimming pool when the claimant was unable to provide any evidence as to the cause of her fall.
The openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 - questions, answers and unanswered questions
In the summer holidays, CLG evidently have nothing better to do than rewrite the rules for local authority meetings and decisions. August 2012 saw…