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public matters - January 2019

15 January 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Practical tips for local government re-organisation

Karl Edwards looks at some of the practical considerations when looking at moving to a unitary model.

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Future high streets

The Future High Streets Fund is an integral part of the government's strategy to try and help regenerate town centres. Thomas Howard looks at who can apply, how will it work, and what the key ingredients are for a successful bid.

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Court makes example of developer for breach of restrictive covenant

The Court of Appeal decision in Millgate and Others sends a strong message to developers of the importance of respecting restrictive covenants. Lucy Coe takes us through the background behind the case, and what it means for advisors and developers.

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The scope of litigation privilege and ‘purely commercial discussions’

Nicola Hollick reviews the Court of Appeal decision of West Ham United v E20 Stadium LLP, and what it means for you.

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Planning deliverable developments: viability assessment under NPPF 2018

As the transitional arrangements under the previous National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) come to an end on 24 January 2019, Will Thomas re-visits how viability assessment has changed under NPPF 2018 and what this means for local planning authorities, developers and others.

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Ofsted v Durand – outcome of the appeal

Katie Michelon examines the latest Court of Appeal decision and identifies the key points for you to take away from this important case law development.

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training and events


ISBL regional Conference Sheffield

Browne Jacobson’s Associate Sophie Jackson discusses the rise in growth of SEN and the impact of this on schools. Please note that this event was postponed from June 2020.

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CST Inaugural Annual Conference Hilton Metropole, NEC, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1PP

Come and meet the team at CST’s Inaugural Annual Conference this summer. Partner Nick MacKenzie will also be delivering a workshop on governance leadership.

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Brexit resources

Procurement law reforms

One area of reform around which we would like to develop some discussion is the remedies regime.

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Legal updates

European Commission amends the Temporary Framework and prolongs existing state aid rules

The European Commission has taken this decision due to the effects of the current crisis and after consultation with member states.


Back to school – keeping you informed

With conversations continuing and advice plentiful on how you can best protect your pupils and staff, our team of HR and legal specialists are on hand to help you stay informed.


Upcoming webinars

Private sector development club

We are pleased to invite you to our first virtual private sector development club, where we guide you through a variety of topics relevant to property development, including updates on leasehold reform and planning law, plus a guide through the negotiation of promotion and option agreements.


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Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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