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16 August 2022 Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

Whilst the weather conditions are predicted to be cooling down this week, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is asking employers and businesses to consider adapting to recurrent warmer weather conditions for the safety and benefit of their staff. It asks employers to ensure that extreme heat becomes a firm part of longer term risk management. Climate change in any event is something all businesses will need to consider as the warmer weather becomes more frequent - extreme heat is something that will impact employers on a day to day basis.

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9 August 2022 Browne Jacobson appointed onto London Boroughs Legal Alliance panel

Browne Jacobson has been appointed on to London Borough’s Legal Alliance (LBLA) legal services framework after successfully bidding for their core legal work. The new three year contract which has a one year option to extend and is worth potentially £16m in fees, commenced on 8 July 2022. It replaces the Boroughs’ existing panel arrangement. The appointment will see the firm advise on areas such as regeneration, litigation, commercial and real estate.

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9 August 2022 Challenges from potential Foster Carers and Adopters

Our immediate future shows a renewed focus on foster care. We’re going to see a new nationwide-drive to recruit foster carers and the implementation of a more robust, and potentially financially-generous system for encouraging friends and family to care for their relatives (both when extended families cannot cope or provide care for any reason).

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Legal update

5 August 2022 Economic activity for the purposes of the Subsidy Control Act 2022

In July the long-awaited statutory guidance on the Subsidy Control Act 2022 was published in draft form. The Draft Guidance is currently subject to consultation which ends on 10 August 2022 and may therefore change before the final version is published.

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4 August 2022 M&A trends in the specialist lending market

In this update, we look at what is behind the recent drive in Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity involving high street lenders, Private Equity (PE) Houses, FinTechs and other specialist lenders. We also analyse the benefits that M&A activity offers to businesses and the touch upon the impact this trend is having on the competitive landscape.

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Legal update

2 August 2022 Consultations galore! CMA and BEIS publish draft guidance and consultations on the new Subsidy Control Act

In the rapidly moving new world of subsidy control law, there’s been several major developments over the last few weeks, as Government looks to start providing more detailed assistance to public authorities in navigating the new legislative regime established by the Subsidy Control Act.

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1 August 2022 Public Matters - July 2022

Read Browne Jacobson's latest Public Matters Newsletter.

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26 July 2022 No change to status tests

The Government has referred to the greater “clarity” provided by the Supreme Court’s decision in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, considering it appropriate to allow the impact of this decision to take effect, before considering further intervention.

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26 July 2022 Unions bowled over by strike legislation

As of 21 July, two separate pieces of legislation came into force which seeks to mitigate against strike action. It should come as no surprise that this is a direct response to the rail strikes, which have dominated the news in the last couple of months.

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Legal update

25 July 2022 The impending termination of PFI contracts and what should be done now

By the time PFI really got into its stride in the early 2000s, standard form contracts had pretty much nailed down the terms and anticipated anything that might happen, good or bad, during the course of the 25 years it covered.

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