Category Government Guidance,

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations were made today (4th August 2020) and come into force on the 5th August 2020.  They place increased restrictions on meeting in households in large parts of north of England including Greater Manchester, Bradford and Kirklees.  A gathering of two or more persons in a private house, of people from different households, is […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

These Regulations were made on the 17th July 2020 and came into force on the 18th July 2020.   They give a considerable amount of power to local authorities and are best read in conjunction with the Statutory guidance available here.      SUMMARY OF THE REGULATIONS This is summarised in the Statutory guidance. “On 18 […]

CORPORATE INSOLVENCY AND GOVERNANCE BILL FAST-TRACKED THROUGH PARLIAMENT: A SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS,A FORTHCOMING WEBINAR AND HOW TO GET A FREE GUIDE TO THE ACT

We have already seen cases where  the fact that the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is passing through Parliament has had an impact on judicial decision making.  Here Louis Doyle QC  takes us through the key elements of the Bill. Note that there are details of a free webinar that Louis is taking part in. […]

KINGS CHAMBERS BARRISTER HELPS LOCAL AUTHORITY WITH THEIR PANDEMIC RESPONSE

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council last week published its COVID19 planning response detailing steps taken to encourage economic recovery and respond to developers’ needs. Sefton’s pro-active approach has already received praise, with the ‘Have We Got Planning News for You’ webcast naming Sefton ‘Champion of the Week’ for the Council’s positive approach to tackling COVID19-related planning […]

More face-to-face hearings as courts reopen: guidance published today

The Ministry of Justice and HM Courts & Tribunals Service published a press release today highlighting the fact that more face-to-face hearings are likely to take place as the courts open up. THE PRESS RELEASE 159 HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) locations have remained open throughout the pandemic and a further 9 have opened […]

THE LATEST AMENDMENTS TO THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS REGULATIONS

The third amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) England Regulations came into force at 11.30 this morning.  We set out the Regulations here.  Later this week we will highlight the changes made to the original Regulations. 2020 No. 558 PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 Made […]

Download Skype to join a court hearing: HMCTS GUIDANCE

There is a useful step by step pictorial guide from HMCTS which shows how to download Skype to join a court hearing.   THE GUIDE The guide, which is available here takes you through the steps of downloading Skype onto your computer and installing it. It also includes downloading Skype on to a mobile phone […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning update

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published an update on planning matters, including temporary measures to make it easier to operate the planning system during the coronavirus crisis. THE GUIDANCE The Chief Planner newsletter of 23 March gave initial advice on the implications for local planning authorities of the current COVID-19 restrictions. We have […]

NEW TODAY: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

These Regulations come into force today, and are available here. They amend the existing Regulations and are difficult to read alone.  A later post will provide a consolidated version of the Regulations.   In essence they amend and extend the time and places people are allowed to attend in lockdown.   THE REGULATIONS PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND […]

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

The government has updated its Frequently Asked Questions Guidance as to what you can and can’t do. The full document is available here.    1. Public spaces / outdoor activities / exercise 1.1 What can I do from Wednesday 13 May that I couldn’t do before? Things you can do on Wednesday that you cannot do now: […]