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public matters newsletter - August 2015

12 August 2015

In this month's edition the team look at:

  • a case of evaluation gone wrong – lessons learned from assessment of tenders
  • devolution - the game changer? A look at the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill 2015
  • the cost case to end all cost cases - or was it! Coventry and other v Lawrence and others
  • new procurement guidance for EU grant recipients
  • changing a cost budget: it's not that easy!
  • a look at the Trade Union Bill - consultation.

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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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