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public matters - November 2018

23 November 2018

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Local government re-organisation: successes and warnings

Re-organisation continues to be a hot topic, whether it be through moving to a unitary model, or the establishment of combined authorities. Karl Edwards looks at some local government success stories and warning signs.

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Innocent employers could be liable for massive-scale data breaches caused by rogue employees

Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants is one of the UK’s first data protection class action cases. Read our summary by Ella Greenwood.

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Local Government Association voices concerns on the inclusion of fracking projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project Regime

The LGA recently published its objection to the inclusion of major shale gas production projects in to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Regime. Karl Edwards explores the NSIP regime and why the LGA are against the inclusion of shale gas projects within it.

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Concession Contracts Regulations 2016: when is an arrangement a service concession?

Ocean Outdoor UK Ltd v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC is the first reported decision of its kind on the interpretation and application of the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016. Alex Kynoch summarises the decision and key points for local authorities.

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Litigation privilege: how confidential are your legal papers?

Over the past few years we have seen an increase in which assertions of litigation privilege have been challenged in the courts. Nichola Evans takes us through the important Court of Appeal decision in SFO v ENRC, and practical considerations for local authorities.

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Part 36: the provision that keeps on giving (or taking away…)

What Part 36 lacks in size it makes up for in its pedantries. John Appleyard reviews the key issues and significant cases in its development.

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Vicarious liability for contractors - hear from James Arrowsmith

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In house lawyers' forum Nottingham office

Hear from our experienced lawyers in the next in house lawyers' forum.

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28Mar

Claims club London office

At our March claims club we will be covering vicarious liability for data breaches, FOI requests and the impact of Brexit on local authority insurance teams.

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State aid and IP in R&D agreements - hear from our panel of experts

As private businesses, public bodies and universities alike strive to gain a competitive advantage, each increasingly look to each other to develop next generation products and services.

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Brexit resources

Managing robust public procurement exercises

The Cabinet Office has issued further guidance in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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Legal updates

Public matters - March 2019

This month includes procurement, local government frameworks, and state aid post-Brexit.

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Legal updates

Local government frameworks: who is in the frame?

Frameworks account for a huge amount of the UK’s procurement activities.

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