Publications

Developing Your Legal Team

Sharpe Pritchard has a track record of successfully supporting public sector legal teams using innovative partnership arrangements which include: • collaborative and creative approaches to solving recruitment and retention challenges; • faster recruitment, attracting high quality candidates; • exciting development opportunities; • increased retention of quality staff; and • cost-effective solutions to interim support requirements.

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Tender evaluation: How not to do it

A comprehensive analysis of the 300-page judgment arising from Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (2016)

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Sharpe Focus 18

This edition includes articles on: • the General Data Protection Regulation; • Senior Partner Ashley Badcock to retire; • appointment to CCS legal panel; • Sharpe Pritchard Strategy launches website; • Sheffield Music Hub; • successful service delivery model for school support services; • academy conversions from within PFIs; • planning law case update; • new suite of JCT contracts; • £200 million FM and property contract for Wakefield Council; • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and London Borough of Southwark; and • case report: London Borough of Croydon v George Smith.

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Is there a place for judicial review in procurement challenges?

Colin Ricciardiello, Sharpe Pritchard partner examines the implications of the judgment in R (Wylde) & Others v. Waverley Borough Council

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Adjudication services

Sharpe Pritchard is unique in offering a dedicated unit specialising in the adjudication of construction disputes. In this brochure, discover how we can assist throughout the adjudication process, whether you are referring a dispute or responding to a request for adjudication. You can also learn more about our varied experience in advising on adjudication, which we have been doing since its inception in 1998.

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Sharpe Pritchard Strategy - Powering Transformation

Planning a major project? Or wondering why a particular project is not going to plan? Debbie Bondi of Sharpe Pritchard Strategy has summarised our strategic approach to organisational transformation in a simple handy flow chart infographic

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Sharpe Focus 17

This edition includes articles on: • strategies for success in business change; • challenges in ICT disaggregated service models; • state aid update; • affordable housing contributions on small sites; • Thames Tideway Tunnel scoops 3 Partnership Awards; • construction contract adjudication: beware smash and grab; • appointment to CHIC framework agreement for legal services; • YourMK – regeneration joint venture; and • in the courts.

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Challenges to procurement decisions: the issues and pitfalls

The new edition of our booklet, "Challenges to procurement decisions, the issues and pitfalls" is an examination of the grounds to challenge a procurement decision, time limits, remedies and pitfalls for public authorities and contractors. It features a comprehensive analysis of the process of procurement challenges, as well as a full list of case references. Topics covered in the booklet include: the background of challenges to procurement decisions; the grounds for challenge; the court’s function; time limits for challenges; tender evaluation; expert evidence; awards of damages; judicial review; and the pitfalls of challenges to procurement decisions.

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Sharpe Focus 16

This edition includes articles on: • the benefits of adjudication in construction disputes; • launch of our dedicated adjudication website: www.adjudicationadvice.com; • launch of Sharpe Pritchard Strategy service; • the new General Data Protection Regulation; • termination of agreements; • European single procurement document; • Parliamentary update; • academies: top 10 tips for a successful conversion; • new developments in (and of) interest; and • in the courts.

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Planning Bulletin

There are significant changes afoot in the field of planning. With increasing focus on growth and housing delivery, 2016 offers plenty of opportunities for local planning authorities and developers alike. In this bulletin, we analyse some of these, as well as other updates, including on relevant cases.

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Real estate development

Our real estate team has sector experience in both real estate development and commercial real estate. In this brochure, find out more about our expertise in regeneration, development, right to buy, and landlord and tenant law. We also list our extensive experience in regeneration and compulsory purchase.

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Planning law services

Find out why Sharpe Pritchard is recognised as one of the most experienced planning law firms in the country. We explain how our lawyers assist in everything from planning applications, to highways and section 106 agreements. You can also find out more about our experience, including projects on planning policy, litigation and inquiries, plus contact details of our team

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Sharpe Focus 15

This edition includes articles on: • £40 million deal signed for Royal Borough of Kingston total facilities and property management project • Thames Tideway Tunnel – licence award achieved for the infrastructure provider • Kensington Aldridge Academy and Kensington Leisure Centre now open • Sharpe Pritchard appointed to advise on Hornsey Town Hall regeneration • New Sharpe Pritchard website goes live • Are reports written by consultants internal communications? • Mediation: when is it appropriate? • Dismissal for derogatory Facebook comments • Commissioning health services • Economic upturn sees growth in compulsory purchase • New rules for CPO compensation • The importance of clarity in contract terms • In the courts.

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Sharpe Focus 14

This edition includes articles on: • HS2 and Crossrail 2; • Fairness in local authority consultations; • Bouygues E&S Contracting UK Ltd v Vital Energi Utilities Ltd [2014] CSOH 115; • New CDM regulations due to come in force in April; • Shared parental leave and pay; • Considering heritage issues in planning applications; • Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2014; • Section 106 agreements on two major sites; • Rights to light reform; and • In the courts.

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The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 – The changes

Following a lengthy legislative process, three new directives on public procurement emerged last year. Sharpe Pritchard have created a booklet explaining these new changes for our clients. This includes a guide to procurement between public authorities, principles and new procedures, framework agreements, exclusion grounds, contract changes and more.

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Sharpe Focus 13

This edition includes articles on: • West London Waste Authority PPP; • £15 million benefit from Deepcut; • Fight over historic battlefield is first case in Planning Court; • Business rates liability; • Data protection - the right to be forgotten; • Project closures; • Co-existing contractual obligations; • Judical review of RAF Northolt; • Westminster highways and transportation project; and • In the courts.

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Sharpe Focus 12

This edition includes articles on: • West London Waste Authority PPP • Trio of major section 106 agreements • TUPE reforms • School reorganisation procedures • Westminster parking bay sensors • Recent project closures • Mid-term contract review • Rising waters • Wind farms and the protection of heritage assets • In Parliament • In the courts.

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Sharpe Focus 11

This edition includes articles on: • Case study: “Tri-Borough Total FM” contract • Priority schools building programme • Going green - implications of the Energy Act • Ultra vires: Charles Terence Estates v Cornwall County Council • Superfast broadband across Dorset • Kensington Aldridge Academy and leisure centre • EU innovation working group • Abnormally low tenders • Two major energy from waste projects • In the courts

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Sharpe Focus 10

This edition includes articles on: • East Thames Group Housing Strategic Maintenance Contract • Expert evidence in procurement challenges • Proposals to open up concession contracts • £250,000 fine for public and private sector data controllers • HS2: Preparing for the hybrid bill • Environmental impact regulations and disclosure • Subletting fraud conviction • Appointment to government legal panel • Recent project closures • In the courts

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Sharpe Focus 9

This edition includes articles on: • Oxfordshire County Council – combined property and FM contract • Suffolk County Council – innovative waste PFI contract • Success at Partnership Awards • Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 • Converting to academy status • Two bills receive royal assent • Largest free wi-fi zone • Procurement - reasons to be cheerful • Recent project closures • Recent appointments • In the courts • The London CIL deadline • Recognition in UK rankings

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