The basic principle of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEEs) which came into force on 1 April 2018 is fairly straightforward to understand. Both residential and non- residential/commercial (“domestic and non-domestic properties”) require a Minimum Energy Efficiency Rating of “E”. As we have now passed 1 April 2018 the critical date for the grant of new tenancies, we must now consider the Landlord’s ongoing obligations where they continue to let both residential and commercial properties.
A conference has been held jointly by Cafcass (https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/about-cafcass/) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (https://www.afccnet.org/About/About-AFCC). It was attended by over a hundred professionals from family law, health and social care backgrounds. The purpose of the conference was to start a conversation about effective co-parenting in the modern age.
Judgments in the Court of Protection always show a unique sensitivity; they are after all working on behalf of some of the most vulnerable adults in our communities. Presiding Judges strive to listen, weigh and balance the facts of each case whilst giving careful consideration for those at the centre of personal and distressing events.
We welcomed on October 1, 2018 the revised national framework for NHS continuing healthcare. The aim of this change being to provide more clarity around the concepts involved in the process, and to shift the focus of annual assessments to determine eligibility, to one of focus on how well the package is working.