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Public Matters - January 2022

27 January 2022

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

‘Failure to Remove’ Claims brought Pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1998

We have seen an increased emphasis on potential claims under the Human Rights Act 1998.

Louise Fisher summarises our case of AB v Worcestershire County Council and Anr, a failure to remove claim brought under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Procurement Policy Notice 09/21: update to legal and policy requirements to publish procurement information on Contracts Finder

Neil Kates outlines the scope of PPN 09/21, associated guidance and impact for contracting authorities.

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Post COP26 – Where now for Local Government and Net Zero?

Laura Hughes sets out the key points for local authorities following the conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow.

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Employment Law in 2022

James Tait takes a look at what employment law developments may be on the cards for the coming year.

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Transforming public procurement – the road to flexibility?

First published on the localgov, Craig Elder's article summarises the Government's response (Green Paper) to the Transforming Public Procurement consultation.

Does it herald real change, and what are the key elements that will be of interest or concern to government buyers and their suppliers?

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Exclusion grounds under the new procurement regime

One of the key considerations in the Government's Green Paper are the grounds for excluding bidders from a procurement process.

Angelica Hymers considers what we can expect when the new procurement regime goes live in 2023.

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Managing your Covid-19-impacted ski trips now and in the future

We have been advising a number of schools on their Covid-19-impacted ski trips.

Ruairi O'Grady provides a guide for schools planning their forthcoming ski trips, including discussions with trip providers.

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Children's Trust webinar: Rebuilding Children's Services

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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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