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March 05, 2021 Joshua Swirsky acts for local authority whose criminal investigation into person who lied to obtain s.17 Children Act support found to be lawful

The case reaffirms the right of a local authority in most circumstances to carry out an investigation before deciding whether to start a prosecution under s222 of the Local Government Act 1972. For claimants, the case stresses the need to show they have some identifiable interest in the remedy sought to have standing to bring judicial review proceedings.

May 05, 2020 The Coronavirus Act 2020: A Guide for Local Authorities on Implementing the Care Act Easements

What is best practice for local authorities delivering Care Act 2014 services during the COVID-19 pandemic?The Coronavirus Act (“CVA 2020”) has fundamentally altered local authorities’ duties under the Care Act 2014 (“CA 2014”). However, a day after the changes came into effect the government released statutory guidance, which has significantly tempered the changes imposed by the CVA 2020.