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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

11May

Carbon neutrality - air quality Online

Join us for this webinar where we discuss the current statutory framework for the regulation of air quality and how this is likely to evolve.

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19May

Regeneration review - where are we now? Online

We are delighted to invite you to our regeneration webinar, where we will be looking at four keys areas of regeneration; public law, planning, construction and real estate.

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Legal updates

Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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Legal updates

Safe use of council offices

The Government’s Covid-19: Guidance for the Safe Use of Council Buildings (Safe Use Guidance) in relation to the safe use of local authority buildings during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been updated at the end of March 2021 in line with progression of the Government’s Roadmap.

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Legal updates

Leading through change, a personal perspective

As we await the publication of the Government’s White Paper on local government reorganisation (LGR) it felt timely to reflect on the experiences of the previous Managing Partner (MP) of Browne Jacobson on leading an organisation through change.

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Legal updates

Litigators beware! Recent changes to Part 36 Offers

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2021 (‘the CPAR 2021’) introduces a new Civil Procedure Rule 36.5(5) to clarify the issue of interest after the expiry of Part 36 offers.

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