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Legal briefs: Sheffield City Council loses case against own councillor

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 28 October-3 November, 2017

Sheffield City Council loses case against own councillor

A High Court judge has dismissed committal proceedings brought by Sheffield City Council against one of its councillors, over an alleged breach of an injunction granted as part of the long-running dispute over the local authority’s controversial tree-removal scheme.

Local Government Lawyer

Apple data centre challenge fails

Two County Galway residents have failed in their bid to persuade a High Court judge to allow them to appeal his decision clearing the way for tech giant Apple to develop the first phase of a planned €850 million data centre at Athenry.

Irish Times

Javid on the spot over Paddington Cube call-in stance

The High Court has heard a judicial review challenge over communities secretary Sajid Javid’s refusal to justify his decision not to call in the ‘Paddington Cube’ proposals despite being asked to do so by SAVE Britain’s Heritage, the Victorian Society, and the Imperial College NHS Trust.

Local Government Lawyer

Pioneering unlawful campsite injunction granted

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has been granted a first-of-its-kind final injunction banning unlawful campsites from being set up as well as prohibiting fly-tipping.

Local Government Lawyer

Ten cleared over Lancashire anti-fracking protest

Ten Greenpeace protesters involved in an anti-fracking protest in Lancashire have been cleared by a magistrate's court of obstructing a highway.

BBC News