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Legal update

17 September 2019 Contract drafting and Brexit: considerations for local authorities

As Brexit Day inches closer there are many things for local authorities to consider. One of which is whether contracts already in place or currently being negotiated will still be accurate or support council business after Brexit.

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Legal update

12 September 2019 Effective OJEU contract notice defeats claim for declaration of ineffectiveness

High Court dismissed a claim for a declaration of ineffectiveness for a contract entered into by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (the Council) and Newriver Leisure Limited (NLL) for a major regeneration scheme on Basingstoke Leisure Park.

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Legal update

21 June 2019 Case update: abandoning a public procurement process

In the case of Amey Highways Ltd v West Sussex County Council, the High Court considered whether it was lawful for a contracting authority to abandon a procurement process and whether that decision extinguished a bidder’s accrued causes of action.

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Legal update

14 June 2019 Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Recently the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Bill) published its report on the draft Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny.

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Legal update

21 May 2019 The risks of 'accidentally' exchanging contracts

The recent case of Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden serves as a reminder of the fundamental elements of a property sale contract and the risks of unintentionally exchanging contracts.

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Hear from Richard Nicholas on the recent changes in contract law

There have been some significant Supreme Court decisions that have changed UK contract law.

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Emma Hinton discusses flexible contracts at our Manchester in house lawyers forum – March 2019

We caught up with Emma Hinton ahead of the in house lawyer’s forum to hear more about the flexibility of funding documents and what businesses need to be aware of post-Brexit.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Drafting the perfect contract

A contract should give effect to the commercial bargain and explain the rights and obligations of each party to the deal.

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Legal update

8 April 2019 Avoiding IT disputes – top 10 tips

Information technology has become a huge part of our daily lives and the success of businesses and organisations is often critically dependent on IT systems, projects and processes.

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Legal update

1 April 2019 Company dividends – possible legal reforms?

Commercial companies are well-versed in the legal considerations and processes involved in the declaration and payment of dividends to their shareholders – typically going through the required steps once or twice year.

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