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Public matters newsletter, June 2013

28 June 2013

In this first issue, we cover a number of topics which are of use to lawyers and other professionals working in local government, the police and fire services. In particular we look at the Duty of Disclosure in public procurement disputes, Cabinet Office advice notes and guidance, our work on childrens services, a state aid update and a general news round-up. Additionally we have a question and answer piece, focussing on the new procurement directive.

Please feel free to contact Peter Ware or any of the other contributors to the newsletter, if you would like to discuss any of the issues covered.

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Legal updates

Contract termination in Covid-19 times

The ‘new normal’ has brought with it a variety of different challenges and it has had an impact on nearly all facets of our lives, including the termination of contracts during these Covid-19 times.

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Legal updates

Recovering monies from an individual? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The PAPDC does not apply to business to business debt only if the debtor is a sole trader. Much more information is required under the PAPDC within a letter of claim and debtors should be given more time to respond along with an opportunity to make payment proposals throughout the pre-action process.

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Legal updates

Mandatory directing off-site

On 17 September 2021, the High Court handed down judgment in the case that covers some important points in relation to directing pupils off-site and is one of the few cases that covers the powers of schools to do so.

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Legal updates

Public Matters - September 2021

Updates include the UK Hydrogen Strategy and IPA assistance with PFI contract expiry.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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