Insight
What the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill means for planning law and delivery of affordable housing
12/05/22
The Bill proposes changes to existing planning legislation including local government, planning, and compulsory purchase. Our experts explore the potential changes to the planning system and the impacts they could have on the delivery of new housing.
Case study
How multi-storey car park developments can save you money and optimise the use of trust sites
09/05/22
Our work on the development of two new multi-storey car parks for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust sets a positive example on how to access much-needed capital funding, free up additional land and benefit from outsourced services.
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When does an incident amount to unlawful harassment? The EAT’s latest decision
05/05/22
The EAT gave important guidance on how relevant the employee's perception is when evaluating allegations of harassment. We explore the latest case and set out the key factors employers need to look out for when dealing with harassment claims.
Case study
Unique public-private partnership models progressing collaboration and innovation in healthcare
05/05/22
Read our case study to learn how to successfully enter unique, long-term partnerships with private healthcare and research organisations to bring forward innovative treatments.
Insight
How will the Ground Rent reform change residential leases?
29/04/22
Going forward, leaseholders will (subject to a few exceptions) effectively pay nothing in respect of ground rent on new or replacement leases. We summarise everything landlords need to know about the new legislation.
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Extension of protection for employees taking part in or preparing for industrial action overturned by Court of Appeal
27/04/22
This case discusses whether employees engaging in strike action should be protected from disadvantage by their employers. We summarise the latest court decision and what you need know about your employees’ rights in the event of industrial action.
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A room with a view: Legal considerations for landlords regarding the use of Ring cameras and other domestic CCTV
26/04/22
Landlords are increasingly installing domestic CCTV to deter and detect fly-tipping, ASB, and using footage as evidence in enforcement. Read on for an overview of recent decisions and our advice on how you can minimise the risk of legal challenges.
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Establishment of Integrated Care Boards: Understanding their composition, avoiding conflicts of interest and nominating board members
13/04/22
Read the latest guidance on the establishment and governance of Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and the continuing progress of the Health and Care Bill through Parliament.
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How will the First Homes scheme impact registered providers?
12/04/22
The First Homes scheme is the Government’s new preferred tenure ahead of social rent. In this insight, we examine the First Homes scheme and set out the issues RPs need to be aware of.
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Procurement case law: the latest court decision considering the exclusion of bids, strict time limits, and implied contracts
12/04/22
Excession Technologies claimed that the Police Digital Service should have rejected another bid for being “abnormally low” and that it made errors in the scoring of bids. We summarise the case’s main questions and what the judgment means for you.
Insight
What to do now if you hold contracts or procurement processes with suppliers from Russia and Belarus
30/03/22
The Cabinet Office has issued a new Procurement Policy Note in relation to contracts with suppliers from Russia and Belarus, with guidance on how organisations might “cut ties” with companies backed by these states following the invasion of Ukraine.
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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by the General Osteopathic Council, but provides welcome commentary on the handling of conditional discharges
24/03/22
Jo Howard explores some of the key points to be drawn from the Court of Appeal’s decision in respect of the handling of conditional discharges in disciplinary proceedings.