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21 June 2022 Acclimatise! You can’t afford to cop out!

Climate change could result in local authorities seeing an increase in claims from the employees and the public. In this article, we share our top 10 tips for mitigating the risk of claims.

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18 March 2021 Climate change - extreme weather and shifting liability risks

Public bodies and local government commonly find themselves in the firing line when localised flooding occurs - might we now see further development in response to the shifting environmental challenges?

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

An update on NHS reconfiguration, service change and consultation post-lockdown, using s75 agreements (Hospital Discharge Service Requirements) and mental wellbeing of employees.

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9 April 2020 Litigation during COVID-19

In these unprecedented times we have seen a significant shift in the conduct of civil litigation over a very short space of time.

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16 July 2019 Discount rate remains negative

The much anticipated revision of the discount rate has arrived with the Lord Chancellor, David Gauke, announcing that it will be fixed at -0.25%.

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8 April 2019 Japanese knotweed – as truly menacing as we are lead to believe?

Nine months on from the Court of Appeal decision in Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v (1) Williams (2) Waistell [2018] EWCA Civ 1514, the impact on landowners continues to be significant.

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24 July 2018 Risk based approach to highway maintenance – face the future with confidence

The date for highway authorities to adopt the risk based approach that underpins the Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice is fast approaching.

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20 March 2018 The revised Highways Code of Practice: a seismic shift or business as usual?

The date for highway authorities to adopt the risk based approach that underpins the Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice is fast approaching.

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The New Highways Code of Practice - and contracted out services

Many Highway Authorities have contracted out aspects of their highways functions. Where that contract extends beyond 28 October 2018 that contract will need to be revised to ensure compliance with the new code.

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9 October 2017 Law of assisted suicide not incompatible with the right to private life

Noel Conway was unsuccessful in his High Court challenge against the law on assisted suicide in the latest in a long line of tragic cases.

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