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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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14 October 2019 Foster carers are not ‘workers’ according to the Employment Tribunal

For anyone who has followed the evolving case law in the social care sector, this title is likely to raise some questions. Most notably, “What about the decision in Armes?”

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14 October 2019 Sexual assault in the workplace: opportunity alone is not sufficient connection for vicarious liability

Browne Jacobson LLP were recently instructed by the defendant in a sexual assault claim in which the High Court had to carefully consider the sufficient connection test for vicarious liability to apply.

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14 October 2019 Child Abuse Inquiry – latest recommendations in the Accountability and Reparations investigation

The Accountability and Reparations investigations of the IICSA has already carried out a large amount of work. Last month a report with its preliminary recommendations was published.

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14 October 2019 More concerns on the horizon for social care services and private providers

In a survey conducted by Unison this summer more than half of our social workers say they are considering leaving the profession for a less stressful position.

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10 October 2019 Public procurement with SMEs and the mafia

In September, the ECJ ruled in favour of Vitali SpA in Vitali SpA v Autostrade per l’Italia SpA (C-63/18) EU:C:2019:787 where the judges held that the Article 105 of Legislative Decree 50/2016 was unlawful.

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9 October 2019 Comprehensive land registration: 2025 target set for the public sector

87% of the ownership of land in England and Wales is registered at HM Land Registry. The Land Registry is now aiming to close the 13% gap, and secure the full registration of all freehold land in England and Wales by 2030.

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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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7 October 2019 Real estate quarterly update – July to September 2019

The latest real estate update aimed at in house lawyers (and other professionals) practising in the property / real estate sector.

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2 October 2019 What’s the status of worker status?

Last year saw a flurry of worker status claims hit the headlines, particularly in respect of drivers and couriers.

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