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Procurement - Framework Agreement Award Cancelled

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently annulled decisions by a contracting authority to award contracts to three bidders under a framework agreement for IT services and to reject a bidder's tender.


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Identifying People with Significant Control - a Warning Note for Local Authorities

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Local authorities increasingly make use of companies as vehicles to trade and to provide services.


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Court of Appeal Considers the Meaning of 'Inappropriate Development' in the Green Belt

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The recent case of R (Lee Valley Regional Park Authority) v Epping Forest District Council dealt with the issue of how the construction of agricultural buildings in the Green Belt sits with the government's wider Green Belt policies.


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New Report Urges Local Authorities to Amend Planning Charges to Help Smaller House Builders

Friday, 15 April 2016

A new report – ‘Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction’ – compiled by the Building Cost Information Service of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor on behalf of


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Watford Allotment-Holders Win Landmark Ruling

Friday, 15 April 2016

In a landmark ruling, the High Court has quashed a decision by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to allow Watford Borough Council to “appropriate”, i.e. take over, 128 allotments at Farm Terrace in central Watford...


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Nuisance Call Prevention Service Fined £50,000 for…Sending Nuisance Calls

Friday, 15 April 2016

A company that sold its service as preventing nuisance calls has been fined £50,000…for making nuisance calls of its own to win business.


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Enabling Closer Working Between the Emergency Services

Friday, 01 April 2016

On 26 January 2016, the government published ‘Enabling Closer Working Between the Emergency Services’.


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High Court Finds that NHS England did not Breach New Commissioning Regulations

Monday, 14 March 2016

The High Court dismissed an action for judicial review in the first procurement case when applying the National Health Service


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European Commission Formally Adopts the European Single Procurement Document

Monday, 14 March 2016

Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/7 adopts the standard form for the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).


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Procurement - New Draft Regulations Published

Monday, 14 March 2016

The Cabinet Office has published the government's response to consultations on the UK transposition of


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First Declaration of Ineffectiveness Made in the UK

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Scottish Court has recently ruled that a call-off contract awarded under a framework agreement should be declared ineffective.


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Three Reasons a Court Might Cancel a Public Contract

Friday, 22 January 2016

Since the remedies directive was introduced in 2008, the number and type of procurement disputes in the UK market has increased enormously.


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Back to Work - Recovery of Public Sector Exit Payments

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

HM Treasury have published a consultation regarding the government's proposal for exit payments to be recovered if high earning individuals leave the public sector and return within 12 months.


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Insolvency Litigation Update - The End of the Exemption

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The exemption afforded to claims by liquidators, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy which allowed them to recover success fees and insurance premiums in litigation will end in April 2016.