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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

11Nov

In house lawyers: our consumer future In-person

Bringing together experts in niche retail and consumer sectors we'll be looking at what the future holds for consumer facing businesses.

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6Jan

In house lawyers: our trading future In-person

What will rising debt, the end of furlough, Brexit and new global trade tensions mean for business over the next few years?

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Focus on...

Legal updates

Contract termination in Covid-19 times

The ‘new normal’ has brought with it a variety of different challenges and it has had an impact on nearly all facets of our lives, including the termination of contracts during these Covid-19 times.

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Legal updates

Recovering monies from an individual? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The PAPDC does not apply to business to business debt only if the debtor is a sole trader. Much more information is required under the PAPDC within a letter of claim and debtors should be given more time to respond along with an opportunity to make payment proposals throughout the pre-action process.

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Legal updates

Mandatory directing off-site

On 17 September 2021, the High Court handed down judgment in the case that covers some important points in relation to directing pupils off-site and is one of the few cases that covers the powers of schools to do so.

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Legal updates

Public Matters - September 2021

Updates include the UK Hydrogen Strategy and IPA assistance with PFI contract expiry.

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