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public matters - April 2019

30 April 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Meet the team: Ben Standing

New guidance on outsourcing and contracting with the private sector in delivery of public services

The Outsourcing Playbook provides guidance on outsourcing and contracting with the private sector. Nat Avdiu looks at the different policies, and how they can be a useful tool for both central and local government professionals.

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Drafting the perfect contract

Vicki Searle outlines the areas that can provide certainty and reduce the risk of disputes when drafting contracts.

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Japanese knotweed – as truly menacing as we are lead to believe?

Nine months on from the Court of Appeal decision in Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v (1) Williams (2) Waistell, James Fawcett updates us on the impact of this Japanese knotweed judgment on landowners.

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Avoiding IT disputes – top 10 tips

Emma Marshall provides top tips for avoiding disputes and keeping your IT contracts up and running.

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Legal updates

A pragmatic and common sense approach to Housing Disrepair during COVID-19?

The resolution of disrepair issues will not always be straightforward in the new world in which we find ourselves. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has therefore released Guidance for Landlords and Tenants.

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Legal updates

Cabinet Office advice for contractual behaviour which is impacted by the Covid-19 emergency

On the 7th May 2020, the Cabinet Office released its guidance on responsible contractual behaviour for both public and private sectors relating to the performance and enforcement of contracts which have been “materially impacted” by the coronavirus.

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COVID-19 for local authorities, arms length bodies and government - 19th May 2020

An update on NHS reconfiguration, service change and consultation post-lockdown, using s75 agreements (Hospital Discharge Service Requirements) and mental wellbeing of employees.

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Legal updates

Deal prospects for 2020: challenges and opportunities

How will the current extraordinary events impact the transactional market? The COVID-19 crisis has certainly created enormous challenges for the deal market.

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