On National Primary School Offer Day, parents and carers across the UK find out whether their children have been offered a place at their preferred maintained Primary School. Here’s a quick introduction to appealing refusal decisions and an overview of the new COVID-19 rule changes.
At a time when coronavirus legislation has softened the duties on local authorities to meet adult social care needs, a recent decision of the High Court has made it harder for claimants to use human rights law to seek compensation for delays and maladministration.
In late March 2020 the Home Office released some 300 immigration detainees to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus. Hundreds more remain in detention and some are held on the prison estate. The fairness of imprisoning immigration detainees was tested in a recent, unsuccessful legal challenge.
Much has written about remote video hearings since the COVID-19 lockdown and there remain plenty of issues to consider. New, handy guidance from the Employment Tribunal offers a bunch of tips for better video hearings.
A new decision by the Court of Appeal confirms that the Home Office may be held liable in negligence for unreasonable delays in providing visa documents and that the Upper Tribunal can award damages in such claims.
The Court of Appeal has clarified what disabled claimants bringing claims for reasonable adjustments or indirect disability discrimination need to show, in order to establish that a ‘provision, criteria or practice’ (PCP) has been applied to them. ‘One-off’ decisions will not necessarily be enough.
Those lawyers itching for an early finish on Fridays should take care not to under-estimate the length of hearing required in the Commercial Court of the High Court, a recent judgment highlights.
The Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium  UKUT 356 (IAC). Download my Q&A for LexisNexis here.