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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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Legal updates

Faiz and others v Burnley Borough Council [2021] EWCA Civ 55

The demand and acceptance of rent with knowledge of a breach of covenant will waive the right to forfeit if the rent accrued due after the breach but before the landlord had knowledge of the breach.

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Legal updates

‘Everyone’s Invited’ - managing reports of child-on-child assault and harassment

The ‘Everyone’s Invited’ movement has over 9,000 testimonies on its website and, whilst it has recently taken the step to anonymise everything on the platform, a number of schools have been named.

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Mental Health Act and Legal Update

We will cover The MHA white paper, The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and Devon Partnership NHS Trust v SSHSC [2021] EWHC 101 (Admin).

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Legal updates

Public matters - March 2021

This month includes updates on extreme weather liability risk, the Debt Respite Scheme, changes to Practice Direction 57AC and Post-Covid child abuse litigation.

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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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