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Public matters newsletter - October 2015

23 October 2015
In this month's edition the team look at:
  • procurement – two Advocate General opinions on third party reliance and the 'living wage'
  • Teckal-ing public-public contracts in the PCR 2015
  • recent case law decision on duty of good faith provisions
  • employment law update – a look at recent legislative changes plus a case law round up!
  • increase in custodial sentences for fire safety offences 
  • the main proposals under the Emergency Services Collaboration consultation
  • directors' duties in the context of local authority companies.
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Legal updates

The Building Safety Bill – what does it mean for you?

Earlier this month the Government published the Building Safety Bill as part of its continuing efforts to respond to the Grenfell disaster and recommendations made following the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

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Legal updates

Japanese knotweed – a diminishing risk?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (‘RICS’) is in the process of updating its guidance to surveyors on their approach to Japanese knotweed when valuing a property.

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Legal updates

Lifting of restrictions

19 July 2021 marks the lifting of many restrictions within England including the cessation of the need for social distancing, the removal of the legal requirement for face masks, and the end of required homeworking.

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Legal updates

Local authority leisure provision in a time of Covid

It was no surprise that the leisure sector was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, and that many local authority leisure contracts required significant intervention.

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