Changes to Statements of Truth

On 6 April 2020 amendments to Civil Procedure Rules (the ‘CPR’), Practice Directions (‘PD’) 22 and 32 come into effect, pursuant to the 113th update to the CPR. The amendments introduce changes to the wording of Statements of Truth and add a new provision into the PD dealing with the contents of witness statements. The…

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Derby City Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and 16 Others v Derby City Council and 44 Others [2019] EWHC 3436 (Ch)

William Rose, a Partner at Sharpe Pritchard LLP, has acted for the Local Government Association in defending claims brought by 17 NHS foundation trusts against 45 local authorities. The NHS foundation trusts claimed that they should be considered to be charities and that the relevant NHS property is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes….

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Luton Borough Council v Central Bedfordshire Council

William Rose, a Partner at Sharpe Pritchard LLP, has been instructed to act for Luton Borough Council in a judicial review claim. Sharpe Pritchard issued a judicial review claim on behalf of Luton Borough Council regarding Central Bedfordshire Council’s decision on 9th January 2020 to grant itself planning permission for the construction of a link…

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Ocean Outdoor UK Limited v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham [2019] EWCA Civ 1642

Introduction On 8 October 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the first appeal to consider the Concession Contracts Regulations (‘the CCR 2016’). The Court unanimously dismissed an appeal from Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (‘Ocean’) against the decision of O’Farrell J, who had dismissed Ocean’s procurement challenge claiming that the CCR 2016 applied…

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Procurement impact if there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit (Update)

The information in this article reflects the position at the time of writing. The latest position at 6 February 2020 is detailed here. On 14th January 2019, the Government published guidance on public procurement procedures in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. This was most recently updated on 4th September 2019 suggesting that contracting…

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