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COVID-19 for local authorities, arms length bodies and government - 6th May 2020

7 May 2020

This webinar took place on 06 May and is now available on-demand.

We are pleased to invite you to our Covid-19 webinar, where a number of key members of the team will be providing an update on current issues arising in relation to the pandemic and its effect on local authorities, arms length bodies and government.

  • Managing the Business Failure of a Key Contractor by Michael Mousdale
    If a key contractor was to face an insolvency, the public authority needs to have a strategy for responding to a failure or a rescue package, to consider how it can continue to meet relevant statutory duties (whether by transfer of contract or bringing in house). This will involve an understanding of the types and consequences of insolvency, the procurement position governing a replacement and key matters such as TUPE and pensions.
  • Litigating During the Pandemic: Working with the Court System by Sarah Erwin-Jones
    What guidance has been issued by the Court and Tribunal Services most likely to be used by local authorities, arms length bodies and government sector organisations. Illustrating some practical hurdles for litigants raised by the Government's current lock down, sometimes with reference to our own experience, and suggest solutions in the short, medium and longer term to those challenges.
  • Planning by Ben Standing
    Planning in the Covid 19 era - things to look out for and how to adapt to the new normal.
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Our speakers

Michael Mousdale

Michael Mousdale

Partner

Michael advises both public and private sector on complex transactions with particular expertise in PFI/PPP, major infrastructure projects and joint ventures.

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Sarah Erwin-Jones

Sarah Erwin-Jones

Partner

Sarah specialises in social services, the care sector and legal costs along with education.

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Ben Standing

Ben Standing

Partner

Ben Standing specialises in public, planning and environmental law for public and corporate sector bodies. Experienced in judicial review, planning, public sector pensions and contaminated land.

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Legal updates

Construction: Gold Standard Framework – seven months on

We have created a summary of the recommendations and consistent themes which we are now starting to see becoming more embedded in public sector procurement practices.

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Blogs

Compliance - small businesses and new regulation

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has released a report setting out the impact of new and changing regulations arising from the pandemic on small businesses across the UK.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson advises London based insurance disrupter Laka on further venture capital investment

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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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