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9 April 2020 Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) guidance note on private finance initiative (PFI) and private finance 2 (PF2) projects

Major parts of the infrastructure in the UK are currently managed under PFI contracts and their contribution to public service delivery is substantial. In the context of the Covid 19 crisis, therefore, their continuing role is of critical importance to essential services.

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Legal update

27 November 2019 Public matters - November 2019

This month includes publicity considerations for public bodies, including the health service in the pre-election period, ECJ guidance on applying exclusions to potential problem bidders, devolution deal for Metro Mayors.

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Legal update

18 October 2019 Public matters - October 2019

This month includes government outsourcing, amending contracts, land registration 2025 target for public sector, inquests, and public procurement with SMEs, Brexit and the mafia.

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10 October 2019 Government outsourcing: its successes, failures and its future

Government outsourcing is a topic which can sometimes be divisive, however, we have in this country been doing it for several decades now and the UK outsourcing industry has been described as the ‘most advanced in the world’.

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8 October 2019 Amending a contract? Have you lost your right to terminate?

It is important that organisations who try to amend their contracts tread carefully as the recent case of NHS Commissioning Board v Vasant (t/a MK Vasant and Associates) [2019] EWCA Civ 1245 demonstrates the difficulties that they can face.

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24 September 2019 Public matters - September 2019

This month is a Brexit special including general elections, public procurement, data protection and contract drafting.

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Legal update

30 April 2019 Public matters - April 2019

This month includes outsourcing and contracting, Japanese knotweed and avoiding IT disputes.

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Hear from Richard Nicholas on the recent changes in contract law

There have been some significant Supreme Court decisions that have changed UK contract law.

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9 April 2019 New guidance on outsourcing and contracting with the private sector in delivery of public services

Outsourcing and the public sector’s contractual arrangements with the private sector to deliver public services continue to come under immense scrutiny.

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13 March 2019 Local government frameworks: who is in the frame?

Frameworks account for a huge amount of the UK’s procurement activities.

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