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public matters newsletter, July 2013

28 July 2013

In our second 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 IT procurement, time limits in public procurement, a new important case on delegations between local authorities and the mutualisation agenda. There's also a Q & A section on the Governments Social Impact Bond (SIB) initiative.

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Legal updates

Director duties and Covid-19

Boards across the country are working tirelessly to respond to an ever-evolving situation as quickly as they can - with one eye on trying to protect the business, employees and wider stakeholders and the other on ensuring that they are always acting in the best interests of their shareholders.

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Legal updates

Supreme Court curbs the liability of employers for data breaches committed by their employees

In a judgment that will be welcomed by private and public sector employers throughout the country, the Supreme Court has today upheld the appeal in the Morrisons Supermarkets case about whether vicarious liability may arise for data protection breaches by a rogue employee. Read more here.

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Legal updates

New insolvency laws during the COVID-19 crisis

On Saturday, 28 March 2020, Business Secretary, Alok Sharma MP, announced changes to the insolvency regime as part of the governments overriding objective.

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Public and Admin Law

In our administrative and public law webinar, a number of key members of the team will be providing an analysis of issues that matter to you.

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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.

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