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Local government, psychiatric injury, stress, Protection from Harassment Act 1997

A claim for psychiatric damage as a result of alleged negligence and harassment was dismissed. The claimant was also unable to establish causation.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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The Cities and Local Authorities Devolution Act 2016

Overview of The Cities and Local Authorities Devolution Act 2016.

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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An introduction to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

Peter Wake offers some guidance on the key tenets of the Act and looks at the meaning of ‘surveillance’…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Managing long running PFI contracts: Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd

How should public bodies administer long-running PFI contracts which will operate for many years to come where the changed financial climate impacts…

Thomas Collins
Thomas Collins Partner

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Commercial recoveries - dealing with vulnerable customers

Local government debt recovery can be a challenge, legal departments face constant pressures to be both effective debt collectors and be self…

Patrick Raywood
Patrick Raywood Associate

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Local Government, Section 41 Highways Act 1980, personal injury

The Council was not liable for an accident caused by a patch of moss on the highway; the highway was not out of repair under section 41 of the…

Shaheen Akhtar
Shaheen Akhtar Principal Associate

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Burden of proof in Occupiers’ Liability Act claims

The council was not liable for an accident at its swimming pool when the claimant was unable to provide any evidence as to the cause of her fall.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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The openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 - questions, answers and unanswered questions

In the summer holidays, CLG evidently have nothing better to do than rewrite the rules for local authority meetings and decisions. August 2012 saw…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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