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Public matters newsletter - June 2015

22 June 2015

In this month's bumper edition the team look at:

  • a legislative update on the Queen's Speech 2015
  • Part 36 and costs
  • homelessness and the role of the local housing authority - is a perfect storm brewing?
  • the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and frameworks
  • devolution deals: elected mayors
  • the key facts around cities and the Local Government Devolution Bill
  • town and village greens - is it a walk in the park?
  • extending right to buy
  • whistleblowing and the meaning of 'in the public interest'.

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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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Legal updates

Public Matters - May 2022

Updates include Section 106, Changes to the statutory framework for local government in Wales and more.

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Legal updates

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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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.

Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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