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14 August 2019 Public matters - August 2019

This month includes third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market, framework agreements, conservation newsletter, first ICO fines under GDPR and the government's MSA review response.

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12 August 2019 Frameworks - still fit for purpose?

Frameworks feel like an institutional part of public procurement in the UK and in Europe. Last year Browne Jacobson undertook some market research with the CBI to look at public procurement from the private sector perspective.

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How to have a settlement discussion with an employee - hear from Kerren Daly

The Acas Code on settlement agreements provides limited guidance on how to conduct settlement agreement negotiations with an employee

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6 August 2019 The Information Commissioners Office flexes its muscles: first fines under the GDPR

After much speculation about what the first fines issued by the Information Commissioners Office might be we have seen two significant statements of intention to fine in the same month

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1 August 2019 Abuse and social care newsletter - August 2019

This edition looks at CN & GN v Poole Borough Council, Kuoni, faith abuse cases, limitation in child abuse negligence claims, applications to strike out, and Human Rights Act experts.

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1 August 2019 Current trends in faith abuse cases

With the recent report that the Church of England found a 50% rise in abuse claims and concerns, it is worth looking at current trends in this arena.

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31 July 2019 Limitation in child abuse negligence claims

Limitation law prevents a claim from being pursued after a certain period has elapsed from the date of events to which it relates.

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31 July 2019 Human Rights Act experts: are they necessary in Human Rights Act claims?

Public authorities have become familiar with the challenges of claims for non-recent abuse, often arising out of care and school environments.

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31 July 2019 Social care negligence claims – is there ever a time when an application to strike out is appropriate?

Now that the Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in the case of CN & GN, many claimants’ solicitors are beginning to reawaken their files (where they have the funding and the will to do so); seeking disclosure from local authorities so that they can investigate and potentially issue claims.

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25 July 2019 Kuoni referred to the CJEU by Supreme Court for clarification - possible impact on breach of contract, vicarious liability and assumption of responsibility claims for sexual abuse and assault

We were hoping to be able to give you some interesting insights following the judgment of X v Kuoni Travel Ltd but that will have to wait for another day.

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