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Public matters - April 2021

29 April 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Safe use of council offices

The Government's Covid-19: Guidance for the Safe Use of Council Buildings was updated at the end of March.

Athina summarises the various guidance and legislation local authorities should review.

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Litigators beware! Recent changes to Part 36 Offers

Mia explains the new new Civil Procedure Rule 36.5(5), which has been implemented to clarify the issue of interest after the expiry of Part 36 offers.

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Leading through change, a personal perspective

For many local authorities, the Government’s White Paper on local government reorganisation brings a lot of uncertainty.

Iain Blatherwick, our previous Managing Partner, shares his experience of leading through change, uncertainty and focusing on your organisation's needs.

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Training and events

8Sep

COP 26 - what is it and why is it important? Online

COP 26 is the global United Nations climate change Summit, which will take place in Scotland in November. It comes at a time when climate change, and how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is at the top of the political agenda.

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9Sep

In house lawyers: our sustainable future Online

This might be the greatest challenge facing C-Suite and legal teams over the next few years. What does that mean for you?

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Legal updates

Public Matters - July 2021

Updates on leisure contracts, SSPs, children's social care, construction, subject access disclosure, Building Safety Bill and Japanese knotweed.

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Legal updates

The Building Safety Bill – what does it mean for you?

Earlier this month the Government published the Building Safety Bill as part of its continuing efforts to respond to the Grenfell disaster and recommendations made following the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

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Legal updates

Japanese knotweed – a diminishing risk?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (‘RICS’) is in the process of updating its guidance to surveyors on their approach to Japanese knotweed when valuing a property.

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Legal updates

Local authority leisure provision in a time of Covid

It was no surprise that the leisure sector was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, and that many local authority leisure contracts required significant intervention.

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