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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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25Feb

Child Abuse Claims – Design your own Redress Schemes and Codes of Conduct seminar Manchester office

We are delighted to invite you to attend our next social care forum.

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11Mar

Managing Public Sector Contracts Seminar Manchester office

Join us as Browne Jacobson have joined forces with leading chambers, 39 Essex Chambers, for a full morning session looking at some of the thorniest problems that the public sector face in procurement, contract management and dispute resolution.

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Legal updates

Public matters - February 2020

This month includes public procurement, planning, the Clean Air Bill, rent regulation, and in loco parentis in schools.

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Legal updates

Local planning authorities may now agree to extend the time period for determining prior approval applications

On 31 January 2020 the High Court handed down judgment in Gluck v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government [2020] EWHC 161 Admin

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Legal updates

Should heading the ball be banned in football lessons?

It is an accepted fact that a school owes their pupils a duty to take reasonable care of their safety.

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Legal updates

Social value in procurement

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 extends public bodies’ thinking beyond the financial costs of a contract and makes them evaluate how the services they procure might improve the economic, social and environment wellbeing of an area.

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