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meet the team: Ben Standing introduces the latest edition of our public matters newsletter

12 April 2019

This article is taken from April's public matters newsletter. Click here to view more articles from this issue.


Public, planning and environmental lawyer, Ben Standing, talks about the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the key changes coming in which local planning authorities have had to contend with – taking the area of housing numbers as an example.

Another area which Ben is currently involved in is dealing with complaints to the Ombudsman – whereby if an individual is unhappy with the actions of a public body, they may take that body to the Ombudsman. You can hear a bit more about that in this video, with a final look at what public bodies should do if and when potential wrongdoing is uncovered - as we explore a recent investigation in relation to the pensionable pay of a senior officer in a public body.

If you would like more information on any of the topics discussed, please get in touch with Ben direct who will be more than happy to help.

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Public matters - May 2019

This month includes freedom of information, housing regeneration, Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden, EU regulation standard form public procurement notices, expert evidence, child care and immigration, conflicts of interest, information law update, and environmental law.

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The risks of 'accidentally' exchanging contracts

The recent case of Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden serves as a reminder of the fundamental elements of a property sale contract and the risks of unintentionally exchanging contracts.

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Redress schemes for abuse and misconduct - hear from our experts

The IICSA has a number of investigative streams, and one of its areas of focus is Accountability and Reparations.

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New EU regulation to establish standard form public procurement notices

The digital transformation of public procurement has been a hot topic and the European Commission recognises that standard form notices are instrumental in that transformation.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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