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Public matters newsletter - March 2015

1 March 2015

A wide range of articles featured in this month's newsletter:

  • Stephen looks at procurement - variations to existing agreements
  • Ros has provided a case law update on no recourse families
  • Emma discusses the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Megan reviews the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Sarah looks at access to justice, and
  • Angela looks at the subject of devolution and the evolution of combined authorities.

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Training and events

25Jan

VCOD and healthcare workers – Getting ready to meet the requirement Microsoft Teams

We invite you to an interactive webinar looking at the key legal and practical implications for healthcare employers arising from the NHS England VCOD Guidance issued on 14 January 2020 and actions required in Phase 2 implementation stage.

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1Feb

ICS Development Microsoft Teams

This one-hour webinar will include an overview of new legislation in a developing ICS, as well as the key features for developing integrated care partnerships, how local authorities can work collaboratively with health organisations, and how ICS structures can be developed to support key system priorities.

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Legal updates

Employment & Workforce Survey 2021: Blowing the whistle

Whistleblowing claims continue to grab headlines. We provide a recap of whistleblowing tribunal decisions from 2021 and looking ahead to possible changes in 2022.

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Press releases

High Court strikes out ‘failure to remove’ Human Right Act claim against two local authorities

The High Court has considered the application of the Human Right Act to local authorities in cases where they are carrying out their statutory child protection functions after dismissing the latest ‘failure to remove’ claim against two local authorities.

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Legal updates

What to expect at Court: Family Court and Care Proceedings

What to expect at Court: Family Court and Care Proceedings. Care Proceedings concern the welfare of a child. If a Local Authority believes that a child is at risk of significant harm, they can seek permission from the Court to take appropriate action to protect the child.

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Legal updates

Market Update: Automotive

The automotive industry is currently a hotbed of innovation. This year’s CES offered a number of highlights in the automotive arena where the ongoing electrification of leading product lines continued: General Motors announced an electric version of its Chevy Silverado pick-up truck, BMW unveiled a concept car which is capable of changing colour between black and white by activating electronic ink in a wraparound shell.

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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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