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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

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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Legal updates

Public Matters - October 2021

Updates include the EV charging, force majeure, the National Disability Strategy and Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims.

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Legal updates

Will councils be forced to install EV charging?

The central government’s Net Zero commitments will require the use of high carbon combustive fossil fuels to decline in order to meet its targets. A ban on new combustion engine vehicles from 2030 (and 2035 for certain hybrid models) is due to be imposed in order to reduce emissions, assisting with its Net Zero goals.

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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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