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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

26Feb

Public sector breakfast club Exeter office

Join us for a practical session exploring the legal duties of directors and the practical difficulties which may face a director.

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28Feb

Public sector planning club Nottingham office

We will be covering planning performance agreements, expert evidence in planning inquiries and certificates of lawful use.

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London Borough of Southwark and another v Transport for London - Supreme Court decision

Back in 2017 we wrote about the case of London Borough of Southwark and the City of London v Transport for London [2017] EWCA CIV 1220 that had just been heard in the Court of Appeal.

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Pope admits that priests sexually abused nuns

Internationally, a number of investigations and inquiries have unearthed historical sexual abuse by priests. Previously, the focus had been on allegations of abuse against children.

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