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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

Corporate transparency and register reform – 3 further consultations published

The Government has recently published three further consultations regarding corporate transparency and reform of the Companies House register.

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Brexit resources

The UK Freeport Regime

What should you consider in a Freeport proposal?

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Legal updates

Directors duties in relation to local authority trading companies and special purchase vehicles

Some prudent steps that directors should take to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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Legal updates

School not responsible for pupil attack on teaching assistant: council’s successful appeal a reminder that failure in written risk assessment not fatal - causation is key

Over five years after the event, and following a protracted legal process, Norfolk County Council have successfully appealed a finding of negligence against them.

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Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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