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Public matters - July 2019

16 July 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Read our guide to local government re-organisation

This guide provides information and guidance for local authorities considering a move to a unitary form of local government in their area.

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CN & GN v Poole Borough Council in the Supreme Court - your questions answered

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Tips for dealing with Litigants in Person

Emma Marshall provides some tips to bear in mind when dealing with Litigants in Person and a reminder of a number of pieces of guidance, to assist in-house teams in dealing with Litigants in Person in disputes or court/tribunal proceedings.

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State aid – guidance on applying the market economy operator principle to district heating schemes

State aid decisions and judgments on district heating projects are few and far between, so any guidance from the Commission on these projects is invaluable. Karl Edwards looks at the reacquisition of the Hamburg District Heating Network, which provides useful insight in to ensuring that investment in to a district heating scheme by a public body is compliant with state aid principles, specifically the market economy operator principle.

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Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Generally the Joint Committee's report welcomes the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill, but it does set out some areas of concern as well as making recommendations, which Emma Grant views.

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In house lawyers: our sustainable future In-person

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Recovering School Fees? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

Schools will need to comply with the requirements of the PAPDC or potentially face financial consequences. This article provides an overview of the PAPDC and explains how it applies to schools.

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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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