Thanks to James Stark of Garden Court North Chambers for allowing us to provide a link to this paper he has written about the subject of Public Law in Public Spaces and especially about Public Spaces Protection Orders. This paper was first presented at the Public Law Project’s Manchester annual conference in a session entitled ‘Public Law in Public Spaces’.
Congratulations to Herts Gypsy and Traveller Exchange who have now set up a specific website dealing with this vital matter. See their link here: http://reportracismgrt.com/
Jo Gregson of the Traveller Movement, a steering committee member of the No Mad Laws Campaign writes: https://www.nomadlaws.co.uk/news/81-labour-leadership-candidates-respond-to-no-mad-laws-campaign/
Ms K applied as homeless to Birmingham City Council on the grounds that her mental health was being adversely affected by paranormal activity in her home.
The defendant to possession proceedings in respect of an introductory tenancy consulted us two days before the adjourned possession hearing.
Jones – v – London Borough of Southwark  EWHC 457 (Ch) 4 March 2016
It was revealed in this case that London Borough of Southwark and a number of other local authorities regarded themselves as agents in the collection of water rates for Thames Water but that they were in fact re-sellers and thus subject to the Water Resale Order 2006 which imposes maximum charges on re-sellers and allows only for modest administration charges.
McDonald –v– McDonald  UKSC 28
Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights is the right to respect for private and family life and home.
The arrogance of the Legal Aid Agency in their “a rush & a push & the land is ours” approach of deciding not to delay mandating CCMS from 1 April 2016 was frustrating and disappointing. When mandated, the system had not been working for several weeks beforehand following what the LAA refer to as a series of “enhancements” but what are known in common parlance as “fixing the latest error”. The net result is that CCMS is still unstable and prone to errors. I have lost count of the number of times I and my colleagues have been unable to log in, have logged in & automatically been logged out, have been told we are using back/forward buttons on browsers when we have done no such thing and have had to apologise to clients for wasting their time.
The Director of Legal Aid Casework and the Lord Chancellor – v – IS  EWCA Civ 464, Court of Appeal, 20 May 2016
IS was a party acting by the Official Solicitor and was trying to obtain representation to assist him in an immigration matter.
Clause 115 of the Bill will lead to the abolition of Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessments.