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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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Training and events

9Jun

The use and misuse of social media. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour ON24 webinar

In this webinar, James Tait and Ros Foster come together to discuss the use of social media and difficult behaviour, the tools that the law provides to help manage such situations and provide practical hints and tips based on their experience and relevant case law.

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Grievances, complaints and whistleblowing. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour

In the first of our two-part webinar series on ‘managing the impact of difficult employee behaviour’ regulatory and employment experts Ros Foster and James Tait look at what is, and what isn’t, whistleblowing in the context of grievance and complaints procedures.

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Legal updates

Integrated Care Systems: practical steps for 1 July 2022

ICSs have been introduced with the intention of uniting the operations of hospitals, community-based services, and health and social care bodies across their respective places.

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Legal updates

Subsidy Control Act 2022 – Royal Assent received

After months of debate, agreement has been reached by both Houses on the Subsidy Control Act 2022 c.23 (Act) which received Royal Assent on the 28 April 2022.

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Published articles

Queen’s speech: planning reforms to be tackled via Levelling up Bill

This year’s Queen’s Speech has outlined several legislative changes and the overhauling of laws around levelling up, planning and economic crime that could affect conveyancers.

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