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Dismissing statutory whistleblowers in local government

The statutory protection for local authorities’ 'whistleblowing' post holders has been watered down but there are still some very loose ends.

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

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Impact of the public contracts regime on the research funding marketplace

An often overlooked procurement question in the sector is the possible impact of the public contracts regime on the research funding marketplace.

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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A political substitution

A court has approved the substitution of a planning committee member by another member with a different view on a controversial planning application.


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Implying rights into a completed transfer of land

An easement was held to be implied into a transfer, allowing the developer to install and maintain on adjacent land connections to the public utility…

David Tabinor
David Tabinor Partner

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Allotment rents increase unlawful

The Administrative Court has recently held that Leeds City Council’s decision to increase allotment rents was unlawful.

Sian Evans
Sian Evans Partner

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Harmonising contracts after a transfer - Court of Appeal confirm it's risky

TUPE can be a real headache.  When employees transfer to you on various different terms and conditions, this can make them very difficult to manage.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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An improper purpose

One of the fascinations of administrative law is the number of different rules you can break with a single flawed decision.

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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TUPE – short term duration exception is narrowed

In an important judgment for those entering contracts of uncertain duration, the EAT has restricted when short-term duration exceptions to TUPE…

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

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