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public matters newsletter - July 2014

24 July 2014

We have a fantastically diverse set of articles for you.

Hilary Wrenn looks at planning issues in relation to development in the green belt. Craig Elder picks up on his recent shared services seminar and gives a real insight into issues for those considering shared services. Anja Beriro looks at another interesting case on the Teckal exemption. Vicki Hair from our charities team looks at charitable conflicts of interest which will be incredibly useful for those public sector bodies looking at alternative delivery models which are increasingly including charitable bodies. Neil Walker has provided two articles this month, one looking at a recent case on break clauses and another on village greens and the difference between as of right and by right. Finally, Iain Patterson from our employment team provides a look at results of the living wage commissions 12 month enquiry.

We are taking a break next month but will be back in September.

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training and events

17Oct

In-house lawyers' update Birmingham office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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24Oct

Claims Club Manchester office

We will be discussing the Human Rights Act, school claims and a legal update on 'hot topics'.

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Upcoming webinars

SMCR - making it work for your business

In this webinar we will explain the practical steps that firms should take in order to be compliant with SMCR from 9 December 2019.

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Legal updates

Child Abuse Inquiry – latest recommendations in the Accountability and Reparations investigation

The Accountability and Reparations investigations of the IICSA has already carried out a large amount of work. Last month a report with its preliminary recommendations was published.

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Brexit resources

More concerns on the horizon for social care services and private providers

In a survey conducted by Unison this summer more than half of our social workers say they are considering leaving the profession for a less stressful position.

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Legal updates

Sexual assault in the workplace: opportunity alone is not sufficient connection for vicarious liability

Browne Jacobson LLP were recently instructed by the defendant in a sexual assault claim in which the High Court had to carefully consider the sufficient connection test for vicarious liability to apply.

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