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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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Training and events

27Jan

In house lawyers: our sustainable future In-person

This might be the greatest challenge facing C-Suite and legal teams over the next few years. What does that mean for you?

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Legal updates

In Conversation with... Peter Ware

We talk to Peter Ware, Partner, Head of our Government TMG, who has worked with the Midlands Engine Partnership and other partner organisations over the last eighteen months to research, create and deliver the Ten-Point Plan for Green Growth.

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Legal updates

Stemming the tide of data breach claims: good news for data controllers

The cases summarised give considerable comfort to data controllers seeking to defend themselves against claims that relate to breaches arising as a result of a failure rather than a direct act and/or are based on assertions of damage or distress that are exaggerated, unsubstantiated or bear little relation to the breach itself.

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Legal updates

Amendments to public procurement thresholds

Every two years, the Cabinet Office is obliged to review the threshold figures contained within: (1) the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011; (2) the Public Contracts Regulations 2015; (3) the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016; and (4) the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.

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Legal updates

Managing consortium bids

A consortium bid is where two or more entities have decided to come together to bid for a contract opportunity. There is a big difference between consortium and sub-contracting arrangements.

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