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public matters - May 2019

22 May 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

The impact of Brexit on environmental law - hear from Richard Barlow

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Freedom of information - vexatious and costly requests

Responding to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may be both time consuming and costly for public authorities to manage. Hannah Payne looks at three cases that should assist public authorities in considering the appropriate response to freedom of information requests that cause the greatest burden.

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Tenant consultation in housing regeneration

Karl Edwards outlines some of the key consultation requirements that a local authority should consider when looking to regenerate housing, and additional considerations in London.

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The risks of 'accidentally' exchanging contracts

Kassra Powles looks at the Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden case, which serves as a reminder of the fundamental elements of a property sale contract and the risks of unintentionally exchanging contracts.

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New EU regulation to establish standard form public procurement notices

The European Commission has published the draft implementing regulation and new standard form notices, which will be instrumental in the digital transformation of public procurement. Lucy Gregory summarises the key changes.

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Expert evidence

The law in relation to expert evidence is not straightforward. Nichola Evans takes us through the major issues that may arise.

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Children in care and immigration

Naomi De Silva provides an overview of what happens when a child with immigration issues is in the care of a local authority.

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Wearing two hats - Richard Barlow delves into the topic of conflicts of interest

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Ros Foster talks about developments in information law including the recent Morrisons case

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training and events

17Sep

In-house lawyers' update Manchester office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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25Sep

In-house lawyers' update Nottingham office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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Legal updates

Effective OJEU contract notice defeats claim for declaration of ineffectiveness

High Court dismissed a claim for a declaration of ineffectiveness for a contract entered into by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (the Council) and Newriver Leisure Limited (NLL) for a major regeneration scheme on Basingstoke Leisure Park.

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Upcoming webinars

Parallel imports what brand and IP owners need to know

Parallel importers seek to exploit price differentials for goods sold in different countries.

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Legal updates

Contingent loss in negligence claims

Contingent loss is relevant to limitation; specifically, the date at which a claimant’s cause of action accrues for the purposes of a claim in the tort of negligence (as many claims against professional advisers are framed).

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Legal updates

Public matters - August 2019

This month includes third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market, framework agreements, conservation newsletter, first ICO fines under GDPR and the government's MSA review response.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

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