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Cornwall Council successfully defends a Human Rights claim

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Great work from Laura Baglow, Senior Solicitor in our Dispute and Regulation team.

Supreme Court ruling on term-time absence

On the 6th April 2017 the Supreme Court overturned the High Court’s decision that a father who had taken his child on a family holiday to Florida during term-time, was not acting unlawfully because his daughter had a good overall attendance record of over 90%.  The Department of Health will be providing guidance soon - here is how Cornwall Legal can help schools deal with this change.

Children of Seperated Parents

Research and experience has shown that separated parents can become particularly estranged, especially during the initial stages of the split. This is very often traumatic for any children concerned and unfortunately these personal family problems can have an impact on the schools the children attend.

An update on getting more for your land

The recent case of Whitstable Society v Canterbury City Council provides another reminder of the duty on local authorities to obtain the best price that can reasonably be obtained where they dispose of land.

Successful defense of a judicial review

Cornwall Council has successfully defended a judicial review at high court.  Here is a summary about the case.

High Court Challenge

There has been a successful high court challenge of local authorities decisions to reduce funding for short breaks due to failure to consider all relevant considerations.  Here is a short summary about this challenge and what that means.

Attendance at School Events

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In the News!

A number of our staff have been in the press recently.  For more information see below.

When is permission required to apply for a warrant of possession?

Charlotte Ward one of our Cornwall Legal Solicitors in the Dispute, Resolution, Regulatory and Planning Team has produced this useful guidance.

Publication on Contract Finder

There is new guidance now available on this topic.  Read Cornwall Legal's summary on these changes.

Brexit Update

See our Cornwall Legal update on Brexit and what that means for the public sector.

Legal Services: Removing barriers to competition

Mark Hynes has responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation paper published in July 2016.

Covert Recordings

Read the latest update from our Cornwall Legal Employment Team regarding covert recordings and employment tribunals.

Academisation of Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)

There are a new set of regulations that have recently come into effect.  Read Cornwall Legals' latest update regarding these changes.