Category Useful Links

ESSENTIAL LOCKDOWN LISTENING AND READING FOR PLANNING LAWYERS: PODCASTS AND A NEW ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEWSLETTER

On the Kings Chambers website there are a large number of webcasts that cover key areas of planning.     THE PODCASTS The podcasts are available on the link here. Kings Chambers Planning Podcast Episode 11: Local Plans – The Big Plans Kings Chambers Planning Podcast Episode 10: Local Plans Do’s & Don’ts Kings Chambers […]

The importance of maintaining the Rule of Law in the Civil Courts during COVID-19: Recording now available

You can watch  Sam Karim QC in conversation  discussing this issue with leading members of the judiciary including the Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Ryder (Senior President of Tribunals), Mr Justice Hayden (Vice President of the Court of Protection), Mr Justice Waksman (Judge of the Commercial Court and of the Technology and Construction Court) and Mr […]

HMCTS weekly operational update: week commencing 4 May 2020

HMCTS now issues an operating update every week.   “From Friday 24 April 2020 are issuing weekly updates on our operational position and we’ll email our subscribers each Sunday evening with a reminder. On Monday mornings we’ll also publish a link to the weekly update on Twitter. You can see our previously issued daily operational […]

GUIDE TO THE SERVICE OF BUNDLES, SKELETON ARGUMENTS AND AUTHORITIES IN THE BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS IN MANCHESTER

This guide was published yesterday the 30th April 2020.  It is available here and reproduced below.   THE GUIDE “This guide has been prepared to assist court users by summarising the requirements for the service of bundles, skeleton arguments and authorities for cases in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS: THE LIST, SUMMARIES AND LINKS (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER)

There are now a large number of Regulations that deal with Coronavirus.  This is an opportune time to list them, summarise their contents and provide links.   The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 – These Regulations provide that a person who is isolating himself from others in accordance with advice on coronavirus is […]

WHAT CONSTITUTES A REASONABLE EXCUSE TO LEAVE THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE: POLICE GUIDANCE

The National Police Chief’s Council and the College of Policing have reproduced guidance from the CPS as to what constitutes a reasonable excuse to leave the place where you live. It is available here.    THE GUIDANCE The guidance states that some earlier statements on the legal test were wrong.   The test is “reasonable excuse”. […]

GUIDANCE FOR HEARINGS IN TRIBUNALS: USEFUL LINKS

There are now a number of guides available to assist lawyers and litigants in the the specialist tribunals. THE LINKS Administrative Appeals Chamber – Face to face hearings are not being held but telephone and video hearings can take place. If a judge decides that an appeal does not need a hearing, the case will be decided […]

HOUSING LAW AND CORONAVIRUS: USEFUL LINKS

There has been much concern about the position of tenants in the coronavirus crisis.  This is encapsulated by the story of one NHS worker who was “evicted” because his landlord feared that he would, at some time, catch COVID-19.  Here we provide some useful links to housing law at this time.   USEFUL LINKS The […]

RUNNING A TAKEAWAY: GUIDANCE AND USEFUL LINKS

Yesterday Sarah Clover wrote on practical guidance for licencees who are thinking of setting up a take away business.  This is clearly important for many small businesses.  Here we concentrate on this issue.   Setting up online payments Tweeter Danny Buck has set up guidance for those setting up a delivery arm.   You need to […]

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND: SILKY GUIDE TO FITNESS APPS

Mark Harper QC provides a list of apps that help with home fitness.     With gyms closing and appreciating the importance of exercise to people’s mental and physical well-being, I have put together a list of apps that help with home fitness. Peloton – They go way beyond spinning classes, with running, cycling, bootcamp, […]