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public matters - March 2021

22 March 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Climate change - extreme weather and shifting liability risks

James Fawcett considers what further developments we might see in response to shifting environmental challenges.

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Local authorities and the Debt Respite Scheme

Joe Price outlines this legislation and how might it affect local authorities.

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Significant changes to trial witness statements: Practice Direction 57AC - what do you need to know?

Mia Plume looks at the key changes to Practice Direction 57AC and Statement of Best Practice, and the challenges for legal representatives.

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Post-Covid child abuse litigation - a new future

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Real estate quarterly update - January to March 2021

Read more about our latest real estate update aimed at in house lawyers (and other professionals) practising in the property and real estate sector.

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Legal updates

Faiz and others v Burnley Borough Council [2021] EWCA Civ 55

The demand and acceptance of rent with knowledge of a breach of covenant will waive the right to forfeit if the rent accrued due after the breach but before the landlord had knowledge of the breach.

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Legal updates

‘Everyone’s Invited’ - managing reports of child-on-child assault and harassment

The ‘Everyone’s Invited’ movement has over 9,000 testimonies on its website and, whilst it has recently taken the step to anonymise everything on the platform, a number of schools have been named.

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Competition and Markets Authority review of children’s services

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into the children’s social care market in England, Scotland and Wales to determine whether any matters in relation to the supply of those services has or may have effects adverse to the interests of children in care.

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