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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

24Oct

Claims Club Manchester office

We will be discussing the Human Rights Act, school claims and a legal update on 'hot topics'.

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Legal updates

Public matters - October 2019

This month includes government outsourcing, amending contracts, land registration 2025 target for public sector, inquests, and public procurement with SMEs, Brexit and the mafia.

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Upcoming webinars

SMCR - making it work for your business

In this webinar we will explain the practical steps that firms should take in order to be compliant with SMCR from 9 December 2019.

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Legal updates

Sexual assault in the workplace: opportunity alone is not sufficient connection for vicarious liability

Browne Jacobson LLP were recently instructed by the defendant in a sexual assault claim in which the High Court had to carefully consider the sufficient connection test for vicarious liability to apply.

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Legal updates

Child Abuse Inquiry – latest recommendations in the Accountability and Reparations investigation

The Accountability and Reparations investigations of the IICSA has already carried out a large amount of work. Last month a report with its preliminary recommendations was published.

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