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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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Children's social care mini forum

Catch up on our annual children’s social care forum in abbreviated form a little early this year.

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Legal update

20 November 2020 Buoyancy check: are your floating assets sinking?

From 1 December 2020, HMRC will once again benefit from preferred creditor status in the event of an insolvency. This means that, regardless of the date of any pre-existing security, HMRC will rank ahead of the general body of unsecured creditors and floating charge holders in respect of certain taxes (including VAT, PAYE and employee’s NIC but not Corporation Tax).

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Legal update

19 November 2020 Does judicial review strike the right balance between enabling citizens to challenge the lawfulness of government action and allowing public bodies to carry on the business of effective government?

A summary of the key points in our response to the Government’s Independent Review of Administrative Law and next steps.

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Legal update

16 November 2020 Companies House looking to take a more robust role on company filings

The changes currently proposed by the Government to Companies House are likely to be amongst the most significant since the Companies Act 2006 originally came into force and expand on the PSC and other filing regimes already in place.

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Legal update

12 November 2020 Robust decision-making - how to reduce the scope for an irrationality challenge

Public bodies must understand the scope of ‘irrational’ or ‘unreasonable’ challenges so that proactive steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of successful judicial intervention.

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Private sector development club

Watch our on-demand video about our private sector development club, where we will be discussing, planning updates, permitted development and negotiating development agreements.

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Guide

Brexit overview: intellectual property and Brexit

We can how help you understand the potential issues that any changes will have on your business.

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Legal update

9 October 2020 The importance of evidence when it comes justifying indirect discrimination

The High Court decision of R (Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service Ltd) v The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills highlight the critical role that evidence plays in the Court’s assessment.

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