Northamptonshire library closures ruled 'unlawful'
The decision to close 21 council-run libraries in Northamptonshire was made unlawfully, a court has ruled.
Appeal bid launched over sleep-in shifts legal dispute
The legal battle over pay for carers working sleep-in shifts is to rumble on after an appeal was lodged with the Supreme Court.
Peace offerings in wake of reorganisation divisions
Olive branches have been offered up in two areas where relationships have been strained by local government reorganisation.
Christchurch reorganisation challenge defeated
Christchurch BC may launch an appeal after a High Court judge today refused its challenge to local government reorganisation plans.
Councils begin judicial review against Heathrow expansion
Five London councils, Greenpeace and the mayor of London have started judicial review proceedings against the expansion of Heathrow Airport.
LEPs face race against time
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) face a race against time to reconfigure and register as legal entities, amid a threat from ministers to withhold growth fund cash.
Labour proposes national youth services body
Senior Labour Party figures have announced plans to establish a national body to oversee future statutory youth services across local authorities.
Rutland shakes-up management team
Rutland CC has shaken-up its senior management team, with three directors taking on new roles.
Surge in data protection breaches reported
Five times more data breaches have been reported since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with local government among the most frequent offenders.
Hillingdon wins social housing High Court battle
Councils’ power to determine how social housing tenants are prioritised has been strengthened by a landmark court ruling in favour of a London borough.
Relief after sleep-in ruling
Council leaders have expressed their relief after a legal decision today not to count sleep-in shifts as working time.
Developer issues threat to Haringey over joint venture
Haringey LBC has abandoned its regeneration plans despite threats of legal action from the developer.
EXCLUSIVE: Council faces tribunal flood
Lancashire CC is facing a deluge of employment tribunal claims from disgruntled former managers as it tries to recruit a permanent chief executive.
£2m Capita repayment after 'fraud'
Contractor Capita has been forced to repay £2m to Barnet LBC following an alleged fraud by an ex-member of staff within joint venture project Re.
New indemnity mutual: We have learnt from LAML
The advisers behind the Local Government Association’s (LGA) new indemnity mutual insist they have learnt from the sector’s previous forays into insurance.
LGA Labour group to seek legal advice
Smith Square’s Labour group will seek legal advice over national party proposals to allow members to elect council leaders, The MJ can reveal.
Changes after council fraud probe
Barnet LBC lawyers will present evidence at the trial of a former joint venture employee accused of a major fraud linked to a Capita contract.
Councils to legally challenge Heathrow expansion
A group of councils opposed to Heathrow expansion will launch a legal bid for a judicial review of Parliament’s decision to back a third runway.
Council’s legal challenge to Dorset reorganisation to proceed to High Court
Christchurch BC has been given permission to take its case against local government reorganisation in Dorset to the High Court.
'Laddish' culture at Cardiff
More than half of female councillors at Cardiff City Council have experienced bullying or intimidation in the last year, a survey of members has found.