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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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training and events

11Dec

Lunchtime learning session on Ocean Outdoor -v- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Nottingham office

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down judgment in Ocean Outdoor v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Join us on our lunchtime learning session about this case.

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16Jan

Maximising Public Sector Opportunities Workshop London office

Suppliers often comment that the public procurement regime does not provide a great deal of detail around the role of challenge during a tender process. When taking part in a public sector tender process do you really want to challenge what the contracting authority is doing as it may disadvantage your submission?

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Guides

Education versus the IR35: top tips

You may have seen discussion lately about IR35 and, in particular, how it is changing for companies in the private sector.

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Legal updates

Horizon scanning

In the first of what we hope will become a regular feature in Be Connected, Nick MacKenzie reviews what’s on the horizon for the education sector and briefly shares with you a number of themes.

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Legal updates

Case Focus – Aplin v The Governing Body of Tywyn Primary School – the implications of a poor investigation

Mr Aplin was the head teacher of a primary school and was openly gay. He met two 17-year-old males (still classed as children, by law) on Grindr and the three of them had sex. Read more for the investigation and disciplinary hearing.

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Legal updates

Public matters - November 2019

This month includes publicity considerations for public bodies, including the health service in the pre-election period, ECJ guidance on applying exclusions to potential problem bidders, devolution deal for Metro Mayors.

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