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Public matters newsletter - December 2014

11 December 2014

In this edition, Anja Beriro considers the selection and award criterion in light of the European General Courts decision in Alfastar Benelux SA v European Commission; Alex Kynoch brings us up to date with latest developments in the NATS (Services) Limited v Gatwick Airport Limited dispute and the November judgement which focuses on issues surrounding NATS particulars of claim; Nichola Evans takes an incisive look at the effect of the Jackson reforms on case management and the latest Court of Appeal guidance; we have the first of a series of articles from Neil Walker in which he takes an in-depth look at initial considerations for local authorities when thinking about land development collaboration/joint venture projects; and finally we have a rather festive state aid story from Sharon Jones to round off our December issue in style!

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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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Will Councils be Forced to Install EV Charging?

The central government’s Net Zero commitments will require the use of high carbon combustive fossil fuels to decline in order to meet its targets. A ban on new combustion engine vehicles from 2030 (and 2035 for certain hybrid models) is due to be imposed in order to reduce emissions, assisting with its Net Zero goals.

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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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