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public matters - February 2019

13 February 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Google penalised €50m for GDPR breach

The first major financial penalty of €50m (£44m) has been imposed on Google for GDPR breach – what does this mean for you?

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

The Court of Appeal case of London Borough of Southwark and the City of London v Transport for London centred on the transfer of ‘highways’ to Transport for London and what constituted a ‘highway.’ Kassra Powles reviews the recent Supreme Court judgment.

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MEAT methodology examined in recent case: Proximus v Council [2019]

Olivia Watkinson summarises the recent procurement case of Proximus v Council and what it means for you.

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When the accused can’t stand trial?

There are many situations whereby after a criminal investigation has started, an accused individual can no longer stand trial. Laura Broadhead looks at when this might happen and when a trial of facts may be used.

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 – latest developments

Momentum is gathering in the call to take a tougher approach to how large businesses tackle modern slavery issues in their supply chains. Emma Grant and Raymond Silverstein look at the latest developments.

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training and events

17Sep

In-house lawyers' update Manchester office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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25Sep

In-house lawyers' update Nottingham office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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Brexit resources

Contract drafting and Brexit: considerations for local authorities

As Brexit Day inches closer there are many things for local authorities to consider. One of which is whether contracts already in place or currently being negotiated will still be accurate or support council business after Brexit.

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Legal updates

Effective OJEU contract notice defeats claim for declaration of ineffectiveness

High Court dismissed a claim for a declaration of ineffectiveness for a contract entered into by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (the Council) and Newriver Leisure Limited (NLL) for a major regeneration scheme on Basingstoke Leisure Park.

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Upcoming webinars

Parallel imports what brand and IP owners need to know

Parallel importers seek to exploit price differentials for goods sold in different countries.

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Legal updates

Contingent loss in negligence claims

Contingent loss is relevant to limitation; specifically, the date at which a claimant’s cause of action accrues for the purposes of a claim in the tort of negligence (as many claims against professional advisers are framed).

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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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