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Public matters newsletter - April 2015

21 April 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Richard looks at the great debate of devolution
  • Stephen reviews the election manifestos and summarises each one from a local government perspective
  • Nichola looks at the cost budgeting nightmare
  • Neils third and final article in the series of dealing with local authority land collaboration/joint ventures
  • the second article from Angelica looking at best value duty
  • Sarah provides an employment update
  • Anja reviews the Procurement Policy Notes published during the first quarter of the year, and
  • Anja and Emma look at the new guidance on awarding contracts under the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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Training and events

9Jun

The use and misuse of social media. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour ON24 webinar

In this webinar, James Tait and Ros Foster come together to discuss the use of social media and difficult behaviour, the tools that the law provides to help manage such situations and provide practical hints and tips based on their experience and relevant case law.

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23Jun

Part 3: LPS - its out what do you need to know? ON24 webinar

The much anticipated draft Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and Regulations, including the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”), has arrived, and following on from our popular session on 12 April, you are invited to join us for two further webinars on 24 May and 23 June.

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A new Modern Slavery Bill

Public sector and private sector organisations, particularly those who meet the £36 million threshold, are encouraged to review their approach to combating modern slavery in their organisation and its supply chains before the Modern Slavery Bill becomes law.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson’s two ‘rising stars’ announced winners at the WeAreTheCity Awards 2022

A lawyer and a HR business partner from law firm Browne Jacobson have been announced as winners of the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars Awards 2022.

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Part 2: LPS - it's out - what do you need to know?

The much anticipated draft Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and Regulations, including the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”), has arrived.

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