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Claims club

Watch our on-demand video for our popular Claims Club where we discussed the risk of data sharing, risks in a changing climate, highway claims and what we can see on the horizon.

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Legal update

17 June 2021 Public Matters - June 2021

This month includes updates on GPoC, JCT or NEC, 'failure to remove' claims, regeneration, risk in health and social care and subsidy control.

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Legal update

16 June 2021 General Power of Competence: what does this mean for Wales?

With the recent enactment of the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (the ‘Act’), the General Power of Competence (‘GPoC’) is soon to be conferred on Welsh Local Authorities and eligible community councils, putting them in line with their English counterparts regarding these broader powers.

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Legal update

15 June 2021 More guidance on failure to remove claims: what are the implications for children's services and SAR teams?

Local authorities now have the benefit of a flurry of recent judgments on the issue of the existence of a duty of care in children’s ‘failure to remove’ cases.

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Legal update

15 June 2021 Early contractor involvement is growing in popularity with local authorities, but which is the best route, JCT or NEC?

Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and New Engineering Contract (NEC) - which drafting works best, and where are the traps for the unwary?

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Regeneration review - where are we now?

Catch up on our regeneration video, where we look at four keys areas of regeneration; public law, planning, construction and real estate.

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Legal update

21 May 2021 School Admissions Code 2021 – what you need to know

The School Admissions Code 2021 (“the Code”) was recently published by the Department for Education (DfE) following a consultation exercise in summer 2020. The Code is currently subject to parliamentary approval, but it will be in force from 1 September 2021.

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Legal update

19 May 2021 Public matters - May 2021

This month includes updates on safe use of council offices, recent changes to Part 36 Offers and leading through change.

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Legal update

18 May 2021 Wigan v Scullindale – local authority break rights in long development leases

The High Court has recently declared that a landlord’s break right in a long lease – expressed as being exercisable ‘at any time’ following a tenant default – had been validly exercised, even though the default in question had occurred 16 months prior to the break notice being served.

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Carbon neutrality - air quality

Catch up on our on-demand video where we discuss the current statutory framework for the regulation of air quality and how this is likely to evolve.

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