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Legal update

18 January 2021 Directors duties in relation to local authority trading companies and special purchase vehicles

Some prudent steps that directors should take to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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Legal update

18 January 2021 School not responsible for pupil attack on teaching assistant: council’s successful appeal a reminder that failure in written risk assessment not fatal - causation is key

Over five years after the event, and following a protracted legal process, Norfolk County Council have successfully appealed a finding of negligence against them.

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Legal update

14 January 2021 Lack of clarity with public sector exit pay cap law

For public sector employers who are scheme employers of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) the Exit Pay Regulations raise significant legal issues.

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Legal update

14 January 2021 New year, new-ish state aid rules: the new subsidy control regime

Until a formal subsidy regime is put in place funding bodies must grapple with the complex and challenging exercise of legal obligations from the UK-EU TCA and numerous trade agreements to grant funding.

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Legal update

13 January 2021 Ceasing discretionary functions and powers – some key issues for public bodies to consider

The key legal questions for public bodies to consider before deciding to cease exercising a discretionary power due to limited resources or other reasons.

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Legal update

4 January 2021 Real estate quarterly update - October to December 2020

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

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Legal update

17 December 2020 Public matters - December 2020

This month includes updates on procurement, local government reorganisation, R v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care, government contracting, state aid, insolvency and school attendance.

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Legal update

14 December 2020 Tenant protections extended (yet) again

The government was extending to 31 December 2020 the various tenant protections it has brought in since the pandemic began. Perhaps not surprisingly, those protections have now been extended again until 31 March 2021.

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Legal update

11 December 2020 Engaging as a creditor in insolvency processes

A creditor who has a genuine interest in the outcome of a case would be wise to find the time to register on the insolvency practitioners online portal.

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Legal update

9 December 2020 Contracting with government - the 'playbook' and direction of travel

This article summarise the key principles, and will be of interest to public bodies contracting with external partners to deliver services or organisations which supply government.

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