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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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Legal updates

Public matters - November 2020

This month includes updates on conservation, judicial review, re-organisation, procurement and social value.

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Legal updates

The Government’s proposes consultation on Environmental Impact Assessment

Whether there will be a weakening of the regime or not, it seems clear that the government intends to facilitate and simplify the EIA process.

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Legal updates

Pushing water uphill? Water Quality and the 25 Year Environment Plan

The government has outlined an ambitious target for improving the quality of water, and based on its own progress report and the Environment Agency’s results, it faces an increasingly uphill challenge to meet these goals.

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Legal updates

Conservation newsletter - November 2020

Covering the latest conservation law updates including legislation and case law.

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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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