Remote Meetings – Court Date Announced

6 April 2021

Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) announced that their court application, made with Association of Democratic Officers (ADSO) and Hertfordshire County Council will be heard on 21 April 2021 in the Administrative Court.

The application seeks a declaration that the existing provision to allow local authorities to meet remotely within Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 and the Local Authorities Executive Arrangements (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 remains, regardless of the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

As soon as news on the judgement is published we will update you, in the meantime it is advised that councils make any necessary arrangements for meetings from 7 May 2021 to be held within current government guidelines.

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