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Public matters, August 2013

20 August 2013

In this 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:

  • managing outsourced contracts
  • the date of knowledge test when bringing procurement challenges
  • an overview of the current state aid regime
  • Samuel McGinty of North West Leicestershire District Council gives his in house view on using the general power of competence.

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

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Training and events

24May

Part 2: LPS - it's out - what do you need to know? ON24 webinar

The much anticipated draft Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and Regulations, including the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”), has arrived, and following on from our popular session on 12 April, you are invited to join us for two further webinars on 24 May and 23 June.

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9Jun

The use and misuse of social media. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour ON24 webinar

In this webinar, James Tait and Ros Foster come together to discuss the use of social media and difficult behaviour, the tools that the law provides to help manage such situations and provide practical hints and tips based on their experience and relevant case law.

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Legal updates

The independent review of children's social care

The independent review of children’s social care published its report yesterday. The report recognises that a conventional response of ‘top down’ rules is not likely to be fruitful, but it also identifies that many local systems do not have the robustness or resource to take on the full burden of reform.

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Guides

A Guide to the Schools Bill 2022

we have published a series of briefings which we hope will help you understand what the Bill will mean for your school or trust.

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Legal updates

Changes to the statutory framework for local government in Wales

The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (“the Act”) establishes a new and reformed legislative framework for Welsh local government elections, democracy, governance and performance. Many of the most significant changes contained in the Act came into force earlier this month.

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Legal updates

Independent schools

Part 4 of the Schools Bill introduces provisions relating to independent educational institutions.

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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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