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public matters - March 2019

13 March 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Managing robust public procurement exercises

Victoria Searle looks at the further guidance issued by the Cabinet Office in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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Procurement evaluation criteria: key tips to getting it right

Over the last six months we have advised on a number of procurements under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In this article Peter Ware provides some key tips on how to get the procurement evaluation criteria right.

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Local government frameworks: who is in the frame?

Frameworks account for a huge amount of the UK’s procurement activities. Micheal Mousdale looks a two issues that frequently arise, and a recent case that provides some clarity.

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State aid in a post-Brexit world: the CMA’s role

As the 29 March Brexit deadline draws closer, Alex Kynoch discusses the Competition and Markets Authority’s role as the UK state aid enforcement agency.

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Watch our webinar recording: CQC and health & care regulatory update

Carl May-Smith looking at some of the most recent developments relating to the CQC and other areas of regulation affecting health & care providers.

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Markets for Good: Creating effective public-private partnerships post-Brexit

We are delighted to sponsor the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) ‘Markets for Good: Creating effective public-private partnerships post-Brexit’ report.

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Whilst there is much to improve and great challenges ahead, this report shows there is a lot to be positive about...

Peter Ware, Browne Jacobson LLP

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Brexit resources

The UK Freeport Regime

What should you consider in a Freeport proposal?

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Legal updates

Directors duties in relation to local authority trading companies and special purchase vehicles

Some prudent steps that directors should take to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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Legal updates

School not responsible for pupil attack on teaching assistant: council’s successful appeal a reminder that failure in written risk assessment not fatal - causation is key

Over five years after the event, and following a protracted legal process, Norfolk County Council have successfully appealed a finding of negligence against them.

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Legal updates

Lack of clarity with public sector exit pay cap law

For public sector employers who are scheme employers of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) the Exit Pay Regulations raise significant legal issues.

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