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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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Watch our on-demand video for our popular Claims Club where we discussed the risk of data sharing, risks in a changing climate, highway claims and what we can see on the horizon.

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Public Matters - June 2021

This month includes updates on GPoC, JCT or NEC, 'failure to remove' claims, regeneration, risk in health and social care and subsidy control.

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General Power of Competence: what does this mean for Wales?

With the recent enactment of the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (the ‘Act’), the General Power of Competence (‘GPoC’) is soon to be conferred on Welsh Local Authorities and eligible community councils, putting them in line with their English counterparts regarding these broader powers.

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More guidance on failure to remove claims: what are the implications for children's services and SAR teams?

Local authorities now have the benefit of a flurry of recent judgments on the issue of the existence of a duty of care in children’s ‘failure to remove’ cases.

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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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