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public matters - August 2019

14 August 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

The Information Commissioners Office flexes its muscles: first fines under the GDPR

Two significant ‘statements of intention’ to fine have been issued by the ICO. Both have much wider relevance, especially for the health sector given the volume of sensitive information processed by health organisations. Charlotte Harpin takes a closer look.

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Local authority acquisition and disposal of land - watch our webinar recording

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Frameworks - still fit for purpose?

Anja Beriro and Peter Ware look at some of the polarised views on framework agreements, and whether anything can be done to improve their reputation.

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Conservation newsletter - August 2019

Our August conservation newsletter looks at climate change, bird netting, Oak Processionary Moth, recent case law and legislation updates.

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Third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market

Whilst the European Commission ‘Guidance on the participation of third country bidders and good in the EU procurement market’ is not specifically Brexit related, it does provide useful guidance for UK companies on how they may be treated if the UK leaves the EU, particularly without a deal. Lucy Gregory summarises the key points.

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Government publishes MSA review response and associated consultation

Emma Grant outlines the key themes coming out of the Government’s response to the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2019.

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Managing procurement risks and challenges Birmingham office

Have you ever received a letter challenging a regulated procurement procedure? Has your authority ever had proceedings issued against it for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?

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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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Claims Club London office

We will be discussing: whether housing disrepair is the new PPI; school claims; and a legal update on 'hot topics'.

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Brexit resources

General elections – the role of the Acting Returning Officer

If the news is anything to go by, we are likely to have our third UK Parliamentary Election in five years soon.

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Brexit resources

What does no-deal Brexit mean for public procurement?

The UK has been immersed in negotiations to unravel the UK from EU law by the Brexit day on 31 March 2019.

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Brexit resources

Brexit: data protection law and local authorities?

The political situation in Westminster continues to evolve and it is unclear what will happen on October 31st – in particular whether we will remain, leave, or whether there will be a transitional arrangement to bridge the gap?

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Brexit resources

Contract drafting and Brexit: considerations for local authorities

As Brexit Day inches closer there are many things for local authorities to consider. One of which is whether contracts already in place or currently being negotiated will still be accurate or support council business after Brexit.

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