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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

22Jan

Managing procurement risks and challenges Manchester office

Have you ever received a letter challenging a regulated procurement procedure? Has your authority ever had proceedings issued against it for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?

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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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Legal updates

State aid in loans to wholly owned subsidiaries

State aid is a key concern for public bodies establishing and funding commercial entities, whether wholly or jointly owned.

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Legal updates

FOIA and data protection: the difficult balancing exercise for public authorities when a request is made for third party personal data

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’) allows members of the public to request information from public bodies. As guidance issued by the Information Commissioner explains, the main principle behind FOIA is that people have a right to know about the activities of public authorities, unless there is a good reason for them not to.

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Legal updates

A claimant’s Part 36 offer – just beat it

In the recent case of Hochtief (UK) Construction Limited, Volkerfitzpatrick Limited v Atkins Limited [2019] EWHC 3028 (TCC), the claimant made a Part 36 offer to settle of £875,000 early on in the dispute.

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Upcoming webinars

IR35: top 10 tips

With IR35 changes moving ever closer, this practical session will take you through the changes and give you clear advice on how to get ready.

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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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