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Public matters - October 2018

25 October 2018

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Social Impact Bond schemes

Social Impact Bond (SIB) schemes are a relatively new concept, with only a small percentage of public services delivered under them. Craig Elder look at how over recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of schemes emerging as public authorities strive to find alternative delivery models.

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Lessons for Data Controllers: are you doing all you can to protect yourself from rogue employees?

A review of the Morrisons and Bupa data breaches, the Commissioner's approach, and learning points for public sector and commercial organisations.

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Fracking to return to the UK - and may be here to stay

Ben Collins discusses hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract gas (‘fracking’) and how it's about to begin again in the UK, after a 7 year break. 

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Two years on, what does Brexit look like for public procurement?

With six months to go until the UK leaves the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019, Bethany Pickup details how the House of Commons have published a briefing paper setting out how it anticipates procurement will be affected post Brexit. 

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Hear from Anja Beriro on how to engage with the public sector

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Training and events

2Nov

Provider collaboratives and place based partnerships Online

As executives across the health and social care sector get to grips with how to work together in even more integrated ways, join Browne Jacobson and thevaluecircle for two webinars hosted by Sir Neil MacKay, to discuss and debate your most pressing issues in a safe space.

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11Nov

In house lawyers: our consumer future In-person

Bringing together experts in niche retail and consumer sectors we'll be looking at what the future holds for consumer facing businesses.

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Focus on...

Legal updates

Contract termination in Covid-19 times

The ‘new normal’ has brought with it a variety of different challenges and it has had an impact on nearly all facets of our lives, including the termination of contracts during these Covid-19 times.

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Provider collaboratives and place based partnerships - 12 October

As executives across the health and social care sector get to grips with how to work together in even more integrated ways, join Browne Jacobson and thevaluecircle for two webinars hosted by Sir Neil MacKay, to discuss and debate your most pressing issues in a safe space.

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Legal updates

Recovering monies from an individual? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The PAPDC does not apply to business to business debt only if the debtor is a sole trader. Much more information is required under the PAPDC within a letter of claim and debtors should be given more time to respond along with an opportunity to make payment proposals throughout the pre-action process.

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Children's social care forum

Catch up on this year’s social care forum where we discussed developments on liability for friends and family foster placements, lessons learned from pursuing recoveries from abusers in child sex abuse cases and also the impact of the ABI Code of Practice for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse following recommendations of the IICSA.

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