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Public matters newsletter - October 2014

22 October 2014

In this month we have a number of excellent articles which I am sure you will want to dive in to.

  • Lynne Rathbone looks at the NAOs report into contract management in central government which has some very useful recommendations. 
  • Nichola Evans takes an in depth look at Northrop v BAE Systems which confirms that it is evermore incumbent upon disputing parties to mediate before getting to court. 
  • Angelica Gavin reviews Wilmott Dixon Partnership Limited v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the unsuccessful challenge that Wilmott Dixon brought against the council. 
  • Anja Beriro compares the approach of the courts in two automatic suspension cases under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and I round up with a brief review of the consultation on the new public contracts regulations.

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Training and events

13Dec

Claims Club London office

We are pleased to invite you to join us for our popular Claims Club, which will take place in-person in our London office. With a focus on risk in the public sector, as well as discussion on the topics outlined below we are hoping there will be time for Mr Jonathan Cook to don his sparkly jacket for a short festive quiz! Following the session there will be an opportunity for an informal catch up for those who can stay on.

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Focus on...

The UK's green agenda - the outcomes of COP27 and actions since COP26

Just over a year ago world leaders, policymakers, scientists and environmental activists gathered in Glasgow for COP26. Now many of those same people have also travelled to Egypt to attend this year's summit for what has been billed as “A moment of truth for the international community”.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson helps launch new innovative council company network with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School

Law firm Browne Jacobson has collaborated with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School on the launch event of The Council Company Best Practice and Innovation Network, a platform which brings together academic experts and senior local authority leaders, allowing them to share best practice in relation to council companies.

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Legal updates

Public Matters - November 2022

Updates include COP27, The end of drop in applications, Settlement agreements, Investment zones and Assaults on school staff.

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Legal updates

Dipping in and out of the Investment Zones

Announced in September but scrapped on 17 November the investment zone proposals were very short lived. The proposal has now morphed into the proposal for a smaller number of clustered zones earmarked for investment.

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Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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