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9 August 2022 Browne Jacobson appointed onto London Boroughs Legal Alliance panel

Browne Jacobson has been appointed on to London Borough’s Legal Alliance (LBLA) legal services framework after successfully bidding for their core legal work. The new three year contract which has a one year option to extend and is worth potentially £16m in fees, commenced on 8 July 2022. It replaces the Boroughs’ existing panel arrangement. The appointment will see the firm advise on areas such as regeneration, litigation, commercial and real estate.

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25 May 2022 Browne Jacobson’s two ‘rising stars’ announced winners at the WeAreTheCity Awards 2022

A lawyer and a HR business partner from law firm Browne Jacobson have been announced as winners of the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars Awards 2022.

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21 January 2022 High Court strikes out ‘failure to remove’ Human Right Act claim against two local authorities

The High Court has considered the application of the Human Right Act to local authorities in cases where they are carrying out their statutory child protection functions after dismissing the latest ‘failure to remove’ claim against two local authorities.

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7 December 2021 Browne Jacobson provides legal advice to Oxford City Council on largest UK public electric vehicle charging hub project

Browne Jacobson’s specialist government and infrastructure lawyers have provided legal advice to Oxford City Council on a high-profile infrastructure project which will support the City of Oxford in its sustainable goals strategy through the launch of an electrical vehicle (EV) charging hub.

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9 November 2021 Court delivers key ruling on a local authority’s duty of care in ‘Failure to Remove’ negligence claims

A recent judgment (8 November) has confirmed that the provision of s20 accommodation under the Children Act 1989, does not automatically fix a local authority with a general duty of care.

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18 October 2021 Browne Jacobson team advises Manchester City Council on innovative decarbonisation heat network project for the City

Browne Jacobson’s government and infrastructure team have advised Manchester City Council on the set up of the Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN), which aims to provide the City with an efficient and environmentally friendly heat and power network.

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28 August 2019 Browne Jacobson advises Cheltenham Borough Council on key cyber central development acquisition

Cheltenham Borough Council has announced its £37.5m investment into a cyber central development in the West Cheltenham area.

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13 June 2019 Browne Jacobson promotes nine lawyers to senior level for 2019

National law firm Browne Jacobson has announced the promotion of nine lawyers to partner and legal director positions across its offices in Birmingham, London, and Nottingham.

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6 June 2019 Reaction: Supreme Court rules no duty of care in negligence in Poole Borough Council v GN and another

This morning (6 June) the Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Poole Borough Council v GN and another. The court dismissed the appeal and upheld the decision in the lower court that the claim should be struck out. The claim addresses broad issues with the potential to impact on negligence claims against many public bodies including health and education.

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20 May 2019 Browne Jacobson advises Ealing Council on regeneration scheme to deliver 500 new homes

Ealing Council have signed an agreement with Peabody to deliver 500 new homes at ‘The Green’ in Southall, West London. Browne Jacobson advised the Council on the project.

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