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11 June 2020 Taking a pragmatic and common sense approach to Housing Disrepair during COVID-19

The resolution of disrepair issues will not always be straightforward for landlords in the new world in which we find ourselves. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has therefore released Guidance for Landlords and Tenants.

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Legal update

13 March 2020 Can a Welsh registered social landlord who is not a public body for Office National Statistics be the subject of a judicial review when it delivers a public function?

A Registered Social Landlord is a hybrid public authority. It is therefore capable of exercising both public and private functions.

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Legal update

4 October 2019 Stanning v Baldwin and another [2019] EWHC 1350 (Ch)

Issues about prescriptive rights of way and drainage arose on the redevelopment of dominant land.

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Legal update

20 May 2019 Tenant consultation in housing regeneration

This article, the first in a series for public matters looking at housing law issues in a regeneration context, seeks to outline some of the key consultation requirements that should be in a local authorities’ contemplation when they are looking to regenerate, and additional considerations in London.

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13 March 2019 Managing robust public procurement exercises

The Cabinet Office has issued further guidance in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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Legal update

15 January 2019 Court makes example of developer for breach of restrictive covenant

In a recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Millgate Developments Ltd and others [2018] EWCA Civ 2679, developers were given a somewhat unwelcome reminder of the risks of ignoring restrictive covenants during development.

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Sarah Erwin-Jones introduces our newest social care partner Cynthia Watts

In this short video, we introduce Cythia Watts, who specialises in public sector defence work; interviewed by Sarah Erwin-Jones.

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23 November 2018 Public matters - November 2018

In this month's public matters the team look at local government re-organisation, vicarious liability for employers and from contractors, the LGA's shale gas concerns, Concession Contracts Regulations, litigation privilege and Part 36.

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Legal update

25 October 2018 Public matters - October 2018

In this month's public matters the team look at public procurement post-Brexit, Social Impact Bond schemes, the Morrisons data breach and the return of fracking.

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Legal update

17 October 2018 Social Impact Bond schemes

Social Impact Bond (SIB) schemes are a relatively new concept, with only a small percentage of public services delivered under them. However, over recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of schemes emerging as public authorities strive to find alternative delivery models.

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