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The UK's green agenda - the outcomes of COP27 and actions since COP26

Just over a year ago world leaders, policymakers, scientists and environmental activists gathered in Glasgow for COP26. Now many of those same people have also travelled to Egypt to attend this year's summit for what has been billed as “A moment of truth for the international community”.

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24 November 2022 Browne Jacobson helps launch new innovative council company network with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School

Law firm Browne Jacobson has collaborated with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School on the launch event of The Council Company Best Practice and Innovation Network, a platform which brings together academic experts and senior local authority leaders, allowing them to share best practice in relation to council companies.

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24 November 2022 Shared Insights: The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework

In our latest Shared Insights session, Patient Safety Incident Response Framework, chaired by Amelia Newbold, Nicola Evans and Damian Whitlam, we were pleased to be joined by Lauren Mosley, Head of Patient Safety Implementation, NHS England and Tracey Herlihey, Head of Patient Safety Incident Response Policy, NHS England. The discussion covered a number of topics including the key elements of PSIRF, points for Trusts to consider including disclosure, and feedback from an early adopter Trust. For more information and details of how we can help, you can download the note at the link below.

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23 November 2022 Browne Jacobson helps the Civil Aviation Authority take off with its modernisation masterplan

Browne Jacobson has been appointed as the sole legal advisor to assist with the environmental assessment aspects of the master plan. The firm is also project managing a team of specialist external environmental consultants over a three-year project delivery period.

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18 November 2022 Dipping in and out of the Investment Zones

Announced in September but scrapped on 17 November the investment zone proposals were very short lived. The proposal has now morphed into the proposal for a smaller number of clustered zones earmarked for investment.

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18 November 2022 Public Matters - November 2022

Updates include COP27, The end of drop in applications, Settlement agreements, Investment zones and Assaults on school staff.

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17 November 2022 COP27 – what can we expect?

COP27, the global annual climate conference, has kicked off in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. We are looking ahead to the conference to see the types of issues that may arise and the key talking points and themes we expect will be addressed over the coming weeks.

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17 November 2022 Hillside – the end of drop in applications?

On 2 November 2022, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the much awaiting case of Hillside Parks Ltd v Snowdonia National Park Authority [2022] UKSC 30. The Court’s judgment suggests that the long established practice of using drop-in applications is in fact much more restricted than previously thought. This judgment therefore has significant implications for both the developers and local planning authorities.

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14 November 2022 Local authority duties: Up in the air

In ‘failure to remove’ claims, the claimant alleges abuse in the family home and asserts that the local authority should have known about the abuse and/or that they should have removed the claimant from the family home and into care earlier.

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9 November 2022 Browne Jacobson advises Bromley Council on the first social housing initiative of its kind to tackle homelessness

Across the UK, homelessness is an urgent crisis, and one that is set to grow amid the rising cost of living. Local authorities are at the forefront of responding to this crisis, but with a lack of properties that are suitable for social housing across the UK, vulnerable individuals and families are often housed in temporary accommodation.

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