The Delivery of Public Services after Carillion and Coronavirus

If we cast our minds back 5 years ago, the contractual scene was quite different. If public services had been outsourced, these were generally delivered by conglomerates that had started in one industry before expanding to new areas often ranging from the provision of financial services to school meals and everything in between. The private…

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Electronic Execution of Legal Documents by Local

Senior Associate, Deborah Down, and Trainee Solicitor, Anna Sidebottom, outline the options for continuing to execute documents where offices are closed or working with a skeleton staff. By law, all property transactions transferring an interest in land must be executed as a deed, while for contracts, a local authority’s Contract Standing Orders are likely to…

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Emergency Powers over Premises

Powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises: Coronavirus Act 2020: Part 2 of Schedule 22 If the Secretary of State has issued a declaration under paragraph 3(1) that a “Public health response period” is to operate, then the Secretary of State can issue directions under paragraph 6 of Schedule 22. A paragraph…

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