Sharpe Pritchard presents planning and housing seminar

The planning law team at Sharpe Pritchard will be presenting a training seminar, ‘Planning Tips and Update (2)’, on behalf of EM LawShare. Partners Denise Stephenson and Brian Hurwitz will be joined by Kathryn Lawrance and Andrew Shaw of Bevan Brittan to present the seminar in Nottingham at 9.30am on 31 January.  The intermediate level, The intermediate…

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Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (2016) – Landmark Case Report

How (Not) To Evaluate Tenders in a Public Procurement: Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (2016) – Landmark Case Report On 29 July 2016, the High Court handed down its judgment in one of the most high-profile and important public procurement cases in recent years, Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority [2016] EWHC….

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In the courts – Privy Council Appeal

Case: Holt v Attorney General [2014] UKPC 4 (19/2/14) Client: Attorney General of the Isle of Man (Respondent) Court: Privy Council Solicitor: William Rose Result: Appeal allowed, convictions to be quashed The appeal to the Privy Council was against the conviction of a young advocate for money laundering and making false documents. The prosecution involved the…

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Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Prompt payment of invoices

Regulation 113(2) of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 requires all public contracts (other than health care contracts falling under the NHS Regulations 2013, and contracts awarded by maintained schools/Academies) to include provisions which require: any valid and undisputed invoice for payment due from the contracting authority to the contractor to be paid within 30…

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Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Termination of contracts

Regulation 73(1) of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 requires contracting authorities to include in every public contract which they award, provisions allowing the authority to terminate the contract where any one of three grounds apply – in summary these are (a) material contract amendment which ought to have been subject to a new procurement,…

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A guide to claims and remedies for breaches of the public procurement rules

Download a PDF version of the full article here. Introduction It is becoming increasingly common for unsuccessful tenderers in public tendering exercises to commence court proceedings against contracting authorities for breaches of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 or its equivalent statutory instruments, for example the Utilities Contracts Regulations. Juli Lau, a solicitor in Sharpe Pritchard’s procurement…

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