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Public matters newsletter - November 2014

20 November 2014

In this month's edition, Angelica Gavin starts us off with a look at procurement challenges in light of the recent case of Group M UK Ltd v Cabinet Office in which an unsuccessful bidder brought an application for specific disclosure against the Cabinet Office; Lynne Rathbone considers governance issues for local authorities in light of the best value inspection of London Borough of Tower Hamlets; and Nichola Evans examines the courts approach to costs management following the introduction of the new regime last year (and provides a link to her very useful costs budget guide). Sharon Jones takes a special look at the progress of the Commissions state aid modernisation programme, and Angelica then rounds things off with an insightful summary of the EU Treaty Principles and their application to regulated procurements.

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Training and events

2Nov

Provider collaboratives and place based partnerships Online

As executives across the health and social care sector get to grips with how to work together in even more integrated ways, join Browne Jacobson and thevaluecircle for two webinars hosted by Sir Neil MacKay, to discuss and debate your most pressing issues in a safe space.

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Legal updates

Contract termination in Covid-19 times

The ‘new normal’ has brought with it a variety of different challenges and it has had an impact on nearly all facets of our lives, including the termination of contracts during these Covid-19 times.

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Provider collaboratives and place based partnerships - 12 October

As executives across the health and social care sector get to grips with how to work together in even more integrated ways, join Browne Jacobson and thevaluecircle for two webinars hosted by Sir Neil MacKay, to discuss and debate your most pressing issues in a safe space.

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Legal updates

Recovering monies from an individual? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The PAPDC does not apply to business to business debt only if the debtor is a sole trader. Much more information is required under the PAPDC within a letter of claim and debtors should be given more time to respond along with an opportunity to make payment proposals throughout the pre-action process.

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Children's social care forum

Catch up on this year’s social care forum where we discussed developments on liability for friends and family foster placements, lessons learned from pursuing recoveries from abusers in child sex abuse cases and also the impact of the ABI Code of Practice for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse following recommendations of the IICSA.

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