Leading London-based public law firm reappointed to the UK’s largest local authority legal consortium

A leading London-based firm of public law specialists has been reappointed to the UK’s largest local authority legal consortium. Sharpe Pritchard has been reappointed to the EM Lawshare panel for the period 2018-2022. The panel has more than 130 members in total, including local authorities, NHS trusts, fire and rescue services, police forces and housing…

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Local councils must ‘build cyber-defences in response to evolving threats’

LNB News 20/02/2018 Big Brother Watch urges local councils to mitigate the risks of cyber security incidents. Recommended measures include: • appropriate prioritisation of cyber security—investing in resources on the development of cyber security strategies and staff training• consistent reporting of cyber security incidents—establishing a simple reporting protocol• mandatory staff training in cyber security—all local…

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The Future of Utilities Procurement: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

This presentation on the “Future of Utilities Procurement: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead” was presented to Water UK’s Annual Lawyers’ Seminar in February 2018 and, amongst other things, explores some of the options open to water companies considering use of direct procurement for customers. Sharpe Pritchard provides training and support for those water companies considering…

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Sharpe Pritchard awarded ISO 27001

Sharpe Pritchard has been awarded ISO 27001, the internationally-recognised standard for the effective management of information security risks. In order to be awarded ISO 27001, Sharpe Pritchard has demonstrated an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS), and continuous improvement, to assessors from the British Assessment Bureau. Organisations that have been awarded ISO 27001 receive ‘surveillance…

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Sharpe Pritchard acts in successful green waste procurement

Sharpe Pritchard have successfully closed a green waste project on behalf of Cheshire East Council. The team led by Ros Serrelli (Partner) advised on the scheme which will see a £7m in-vessel composting facility being built by Biowise Limited – the first such facility in the North West. The project represents an important piece of…

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