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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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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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