Book Description: The Local Government Law Reports have established a fundamentally different approach to selecting and publishing cases relating to local government. Instead of reporting cases under traditional subject headings where the outcome may have no direct bearing on how a local authority conducts its affairs, the Local Government Law Reports are exclusively concerned with those cases (English and European) which have a substantive effect on local government constitutional and administrative law, whether or not they directly involve a local authority party. The approach of focusing on local government law itself, rather than cases which involve local authorities, means that every case is of relevance to every local government practitioner. There is also considerable added value in which the way Reports are presented. Each case starts with a detailed Introduction, unique in the reporting of local government cases, which establishes the full legal context by way of a point-by-point description of all the relevant area or areas of law, previous cases and legislation. Together with headnote, extensive summaries of the key facts and decisions, and the full text of each judgment, there is simply no other series of law reports so effectively designed to impart key information. Issues covered by the Local Government Law Reports are: * Relations with central and regional government, between local authorities and with other national, regional and local bodies * Members and officers - relations between themselves and with each other, their respective rights and responsibilities, electoral arrangements * Decision-making, ethics, accountability, audit and judicial scrutiny, and other aspects of governance * Finance, property, public/private partnerships and private finance initiative, local authority companies and trusts * General powers, including economic development, emergency, residual and incidental powers * Best value, procurement, transfer of undertakings, provision of goods and services * Liability law - on the part of authorities, members and officers * Access to information, open government and publicity * Discrimination, maladministration and human rights.