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public matters - December 2019

17 December 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

So what will the Conservative majority mean for local government?

With the Conservatives in power (presumably for a full, five year term), Peter Ware looks at what this might mean for the future of local government?

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Bridging the local government gap: five years on for devolution

Public bodies are continuing to seek creative ways of improving efficiency and finding savings for the public purse. Rebecca Hawes considers whether additional devolution powers could further aid efficiency and public spending.

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Local government relationship with central government

Natasha Stay looks at the Chancellor’s announcement of plans to publish a devolution white paper.

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Clarification from the Supreme Court on statutory incompatibility in village green registrations

Ben Collins reviews two recent appeals relating to decisions to register land held by public authorities as village green land under the Commons Act 2006, and their controvercial consequences.

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Privilege under attack – the Law Society fights back

Emma Marshall looks at the background behind the Law Society’s practice note on legal privilege, and considerations for in-house lawyers.

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Poole Borough Council v GN [2019] UKSC 25 – what does this mean for my organisation?

Six months on from the Supreme Court decision in the Poole Borough Council v GN case this webinar recording looks at emerging behaviours in response to this key decision, and its impact on agencies involved in child protection, including health, police, social care and education.

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training and events

6Feb

Planning club Nottingham office

Our regular planning club will be covering planning enforcement POCA and enforcement notices, town and village greens after the Lancashire case, and a planning case law update.

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11Feb

Child Abuse Claims – Design your own Redress Schemes and Codes of Conduct seminar Birmingham office

We are delighted to invite you to attend our next social care forum in Birmingham.

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Legal updates

Social care - January 2020

Welcome to our social care newsletter for January 2020, focusing on fostering, child abuse claims and the impact of these cases.

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Legal updates

What we have learned about costs claims in child abuse cases

The Courts are slowly accepting that these cases are very much now in the mainstream of litigation, they still do have their quirks which many judges consider separate them from the pool of general personal injury litigation.

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Legal updates

Understanding the risk - looked after children trends and the impact on claims

Last month the government published the latest annual update on the numbers of looked after children.

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Legal updates

Potential liability for child sexual and criminal exploitation

The Children Act 1989 imposes a statutory duty on Local Authorities for Looked After and certain other young people as they prepare for adulthood.

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