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6 May 2021 Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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29 April 2021 Public matters - April 2021

This month includes updates on safe use of council offices, recent changes to Part 36 Offers and leading through change.

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21 April 2021 Safe use of council offices

The Government’s Covid-19: Guidance for the Safe Use of Council Buildings (Safe Use Guidance) in relation to the safe use of local authority buildings during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been updated at the end of March 2021 in line with progression of the Government’s Roadmap.

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21 April 2021 Litigators beware! Recent changes to Part 36 Offers

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2021 (‘the CPAR 2021’) introduces a new Civil Procedure Rule 36.5(5) to clarify the issue of interest after the expiry of Part 36 offers.

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21 April 2021 Leading through change, a personal perspective

As we await the publication of the Government’s White Paper on local government reorganisation (LGR) it felt timely to reflect on the experiences of the previous Managing Partner (MP) of Browne Jacobson on leading an organisation through change.

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The requirements for Net Zero - its no April Fools

With Pellings, we discussed the current statutory framework to achieve net zero and how this is likely to evolve, and also what practical steps both public and private sector organisations can take now.

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30 March 2021 ‘Everyone’s Invited’ - managing reports of child-on-child assault and harassment

The ‘Everyone’s Invited’ movement has over 9,000 testimonies on its website and, whilst it has recently taken the step to anonymise everything on the platform, a number of schools have been named.

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26 March 2021 Overhaul of UK audit regime

The Government is consulting on plans to modernise the country’s audit and corporate governance regime, building on the recommendations of three recent independent reviews with the goal of restoring business confidence by implementing reforms to improve the quality of corporate reporting.

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22 March 2021 Public matters - March 2021

This month includes updates on extreme weather liability risk, the Debt Respite Scheme, changes to Practice Direction 57AC and Post-Covid child abuse litigation.

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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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