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public matters newsletter - November 2017

15 November 2017

This month we have six topical articles for you, which include:

  • a look at local authority property investments
  • corporate governance reform focusing on director's duties under section 172 Companies Act 2006
  • litigation is on the rise so how might mediation assist?
  • a look at the case Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council (2017) UKSC 60
  • EFTA rules that a simple breach of procurement law can trigger liability
  • our final article is from our guest writer, Tony Edeson. A senior risk professional who looks at business continuity.

Paradise lost? The release of the Paradise Papers and implications for local authority property investments

The so called Paradise Papers - a set of 13.4 million confidential electronic papers relating to offshore investments has attracted considerable attention in the press.

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A focus on director's duties under section 172 Companies Act 2006

There has been considerable activity in the recent months in the proposed reform of the UK’s corporate governance framework.

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With litigation on the rise how might mediation assist?

Litigation is on the up. Recent court statistics show that the number of claims is increasing. In this article we will look at the trends in terms of cases being brought and then how mediation might assist.

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Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council: What does this judgment mean for local authorities?

The Appellant had been abused by foster parents but the abuse was not as a result of any negligence on the part of the local authority.

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EFTA rules that a simple breach of procurement law can trigger liability

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court has recently handed down its decision in the case of Fosen-Linjen AS v AtB AS Case E-16/16.

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Business continuity - why 'M' is more important than 'P'

Many organisations (and their staff) believe that having a business continuity plan (the ‘P’ of the title) makes them business continuity aware and prepared for, and ready to cope with, anything that is thrown in their direction.

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training and events

2May

HPMA North West – handling whistle-blowing concerns and preventing problems Manchester office

HPMA North West in conjunction with Browne Jacobson LLP are offering a practical half day session on handling whistleblowing concerns and preventing problems from an HR, legal and regulatory perspective.

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10May

HPMA West Midlands - handling whistle-blowing concerns and preventing problems Birmingham office

HPMA West Midlands in conjunction with Browne Jacobson LLP are offering a practical half day session on handling whistleblowing concerns and preventing problems from an HR, legal and regulatory perspective.

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Meet the team: Ben Standing introduces the latest edition of our public matters newsletter

Ben Standing talks about the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the key changes coming in which local planning authorities have had to contend with.

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Local authorities - recoveries from abusers' pensions - approach with caution

The damages claims social services authorities are facing arising out of alleged abuse by employees is not reducing.

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Social work negligence claims – is there a link between case loads and performance?

Whilst we are all awaiting the Supreme Court’s judgment on duties of care in CN and GN v Poole Borough Council, it is worth revisiting what else claimants have to prove to successfully pursue a claim in negligence.

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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.

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