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Public matters - May 2021

19 May 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Wigan v Scullindale – local authority break rights in long development leases

Ayesha summarises the key points of the decision, together with practical considerations for landlords and tenants to keep in mind.

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The countdown to private finance initiative (PFI) handover – what’s your seven-year plan?

Martin considers key actions for public authorities in managing the PFI handover process.

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UK Community Renewal Fund: Prospectus 2021-2022

The UK government released updated guidance in March to detail their plans for funding to enable national recovery.

Athina focuses on the UK Community Renewal Fund priorities, submission and assessment of proposals and points to note for authorities.

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The future of care - round table summary

Claire summarises the insights gathered from our recent roundtables dedicated to the future of care, focusing on social care, mental health and learning disability services and retirement living.

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On-demand webinar: Carbon neutrality - air quality

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Training and events


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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Legal updates

Public Matters - May 2022

Updates include Section 106, Changes to the statutory framework for local government in Wales and more.


Legal updates

A new Modern Slavery Bill

Public sector and private sector organisations, particularly those who meet the £36 million threshold, are encouraged to review their approach to combating modern slavery in their organisation and its supply chains before the Modern Slavery Bill becomes law.


Press releases

Browne Jacobson’s two ‘rising stars’ announced winners at the WeAreTheCity Awards 2022

A lawyer and a HR business partner from law firm Browne Jacobson have been announced as winners of the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars Awards 2022.



A Guide to the Schools Bill 2022

we have published a series of briefings which we hope will help you understand what the Bill will mean for your school or trust.


The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

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