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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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training and events

6Feb

Planning club Nottingham office

Our regular planning club will be covering planning enforcement POCA and enforcement notices, town and village greens after the Lancashire case, and a planning case law update.

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11Feb

Child Abuse Claims – Design your own Redress Schemes and Codes of Conduct seminar Birmingham office

We are delighted to invite you to attend our next social care forum in Birmingham.

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Legal updates

Understanding the risk - looked after children trends and the impact on claims

Last month the government published the latest annual update on the numbers of looked after children.

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Legal updates

What we have learned about costs claims in child abuse cases

The Courts are slowly accepting that these cases are very much now in the mainstream of litigation, they still do have their quirks which many judges consider separate them from the pool of general personal injury litigation.

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Legal updates

Potential liability for child sexual and criminal exploitation

The Children Act 1989 imposes a statutory duty on Local Authorities for Looked After and certain other young people as they prepare for adulthood.

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Upcoming webinars

State aid - getting the basics right

This webinar will set out the basics of state aid rules and is accessible to lawyers and non-lawyers. We will work through practical examples and provide tips on how state aid assessments can be streamlined to avoid the delays and disruptions often associated with state aid compliance.

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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.

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