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Dr Christina Lienen

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Christina accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' work.

She has a particular interest and growing practice in Public Law & Judicial Review, Planning & Environmental Law, Health and Social Care Law & Court of Protection work, and Data Protection/Information Law.

Overview

News

Six months to go, seven key changes: Moving from the DoLS regime to Liberty Protection Safeguards in April 2022
07.10.2021
The Liberty Protection Safeguards scheme, which was introduced under Schedule 1 to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, is, after some delay, expected to come into force in April 2022,....

Overview

News

Six months to go, seven key changes: Moving from the DoLS regime to Liberty Protection Safeguards in April 2022
07.10.2021
The Liberty Protection Safeguards scheme, which was introduced under Schedule 1 to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, is, after some delay, expected to come into force in April 2022,....

Overview

Cases

Redevelopment of redundant poultry plant for residential rejected as unsustainable in a rural location
26.03.2021
Haughley Park is a Grade I listed mansion in a parkland setting in the countryside to the west of Stowmarket but with "very unusual" addition of a large redundant poultry....

News

Briefing note on the Climate Change implications for local government across the UK
24.11.2021
How ready is the legal and governance framework in the United Kingdom to meet the challenge of climate change? Ruchi Parekh, Robin Green, Harriet Townsend, Estelle Dehon and Dr Christina Lienen....

Overview

Events

Who will rid me of these troublesome data protection claims? A guide to defending data protection litigation
16.12.2021


An email sent to the wrong recipient. A laptop stolen from a car. Mistakes happen – but should controllers be required to routinely pay thousands of pounds in damages and even....

Zoom webinar - GDPR 2 years on - Lessons learned and practical tips for compliance
22.06.2020


The Cornerstone Information Law team has been at the forefront of advising private and public sector clients in overcoming the challenges posed by GDPR implementation. Our experience suggests that there remain....

Overview

News

Ending a tenancy following the death of the tenant: Court of Appeal clarifies Notices to Quit regime
19.02.2021
By Dr Christina Lienen When an assured or secure sole tenant dies and there is no other person entitled to statutorily succeed to the tenancy, a contractual tenancy will continue to....

Court of Appeal clarifies important aspects of the Covid-19 possession hearings stay and encourages parties to be pro-active
15.05.2020
By Dr Christina Lienen Earlier this week, in Arkin v Marshall [2020] EWCA Civ 620, the Court of Appeal determined important issues about the validity and effect of Practice Direction 51Z,....

Overview

Cases

Redevelopment of redundant poultry plant for residential rejected as unsustainable in a rural location
26.03.2021
Haughley Park is a Grade I listed mansion in a parkland setting in the countryside to the west of Stowmarket but with "very unusual" addition of a large redundant poultry....

News

Briefing note on the Climate Change implications for local government across the UK
24.11.2021
How ready is the legal and governance framework in the United Kingdom to meet the challenge of climate change? Ruchi Parekh, Robin Green, Harriet Townsend, Estelle Dehon and Dr Christina Lienen....

Ending a tenancy following the death of the tenant: Court of Appeal clarifies Notices to Quit regime

22nd February 2021

Dr Christina Lienen has written a piece in the Housing Newsletter summarising the implications of the recent Court of Appeal decision in Gateway Housing Association v Personal Representatives of Ali, which has important practical implications for landlords seeking to recover possession of premises where the tenant has passed away, relating to the steps they need to take to serve notice to quit on the Public Trustee.

Read article HERE.

ICO launches new toolkit: Using data analytics in public decision-making

19th February 2021

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) launched a toolkit this week aimed at organisations, including local authorities, who are considering implementing data analytics into the running of their operations and services. The idea behind the toolkit is to assist its users in recognising some of the central risks to the rights and freedoms of individuals that are created by the use of data analytics. In what follows, I summarise the basic functions and aims of the toolkit, and explain its potential relevance for local authorities' data processing regimes.

Rad further HERE.

LexisPSL: ‘No support in statute or authority’ for limiting the decision-maker’s planning judgment (Gladman Developments v SSHCLG)'

10th February 2021

LexisPSL: Planning analysis: The Court of Appeal has clarified the relationship between the presumption in favour of sustainable development in paragraph 11 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the statutory duty in section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (PCPA 2004) to determine applications in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Reinforcing well-established case law, the court held that the exercise of assessing a development's compliance with the policies in the NPPF can properly embrace consideration of policies in the development plan. Whether or not (and how) to include any relevant development plan policies is a matter of planning judgment. The court also held that there is no prescribed method for discharging the statutory duty under PCPA 2004, s 38(6). The decision-maker can go about the task in a way that seems suitable in the particular circumstances of the case, which may include an approach that incorporates the application of the tilted balance under para 11d)ii into the decision-making under PCPA 2004, s 38(6) in one all-encompassing stage.

To continue reading, see HERE (subscription required).

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News: Planning and Environment, Local Government

Briefing note on the Climate Change implications for local government across the UK

24th November 2021

How ready is the legal and governance framework in the United Kingdom to meet the challenge of climate change? Ruchi Parekh, Robin Green, Harriet Townsend, Estelle Dehon and Dr Christina Lienen....

News: Court of Protection, Health and Social Care

Six months to go, seven key changes: Moving from the DoLS regime to Liberty Protection Safeguards in April 2022

7th October 2021

The Liberty Protection Safeguards scheme, which was introduced under Schedule 1 to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, is, after some delay, expected to come into force in April 2022,....

Case: Planning and Environment, Local Government

Redevelopment of redundant poultry plant for residential rejected as unsustainable in a rural location

26th March 2021

Haughley Park is a Grade I listed mansion in a parkland setting in the countryside to the west of Stowmarket but with "very unusual" addition of a large redundant poultry....

News:

ICO launches new toolkit: Using data analytics in public decision-making

19th February 2021

By Dr Christina Lienen The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a toolkit this week aimed at organisations, including local authorities, who are considering implementing data analytics into the running of their....

News: Housing

Ending a tenancy following the death of the tenant: Court of Appeal clarifies Notices to Quit regime

19th February 2021

By Dr Christina Lienen When an assured or secure sole tenant dies and there is no other person entitled to statutorily succeed to the tenancy, a contractual tenancy will continue to....

News: Housing

Court of Appeal clarifies important aspects of the Covid-19 possession hearings stay and encourages parties to be pro-active

15th May 2020

By Dr Christina Lienen Earlier this week, in Arkin v Marshall [2020] EWCA Civ 620, the Court of Appeal determined important issues about the validity and effect of Practice Direction 51Z,....

Redevelopment of redundant poultry plant for residential rejected as unsustainable in a rural location

26th March 2021

Haughley Park is a Grade I listed mansion in a parkland setting in the countryside to the west of Stowmarket but with "very unusual" addition of a large redundant poultry....