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Public Matters - October 2021

26 October 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Will councils be forced to install EV charging?

Neil Kates reviews the current position on local authority EV charge points, and how the government is looking to solve infrastructure issues.

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Contract termination in Covid-19 times

The courts offer some guidance about the implied duty of rationality in the termination of contracts during Covid-19.

Scott Mounfield summarises the key points from Dwyer (UK Franchising) Ltd v Fredbar Ltd.

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National Disability Strategy - a comprehensive, concerted plan or a missed opportunity?

The Government’s National Disability Strategy may have completely passed you by.

Victoria Curran outlines the key points, and why housing providers are advised to contribute to the consultations.

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

Mia Plume provides an overview of the PAPDC and explains how it applies to the public sector.

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Children's social care forum, 29 September 2021

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Claims Club London office

We are pleased to invite you to join us for our popular Claims Club, which will take place in-person in our London office. With a focus on risk in the public sector, as well as discussion on the topics outlined below we are hoping there will be time for Mr Jonathan Cook to don his sparkly jacket for a short festive quiz! Following the session there will be an opportunity for an informal catch up for those who can stay on.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson helps launch new innovative council company network with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School

Law firm Browne Jacobson has collaborated with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School on the launch event of The Council Company Best Practice and Innovation Network, a platform which brings together academic experts and senior local authority leaders, allowing them to share best practice in relation to council companies.


The UK's green agenda - the outcomes of COP27 and actions since COP26

Just over a year ago world leaders, policymakers, scientists and environmental activists gathered in Glasgow for COP26. Now many of those same people have also travelled to Egypt to attend this year's summit for what has been billed as “A moment of truth for the international community”.


Legal updates

Public Matters - November 2022

Updates include COP27, The end of drop in applications, Settlement agreements, Investment zones and Assaults on school staff.


Legal updates

Dipping in and out of the Investment Zones

Announced in September but scrapped on 17 November the investment zone proposals were very short lived. The proposal has now morphed into the proposal for a smaller number of clustered zones earmarked for investment.


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