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, (b) Contractor ought to have

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

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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 team, outlines who

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Rights to light reform – do the Law Commission’s recommendations offer some light at the end of the uncertain tunnel?

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Introduction

Following the publication of its consultation paper in February 2013, the Law Commission has now published its recommendations and draft Right to Light (Injunctions) Bill relating to the reform of the law on rights to light.

Within its report of recommendations the Law Commission acknowledges the need

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Kensington Aldridge Academy and Kensington Leisure Centre now open

On Monday 19 January 2015, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge opened the Kensington Aldridge Academy and Kensington Leisure Centre.

Annie Moy and the Sharpe Pritchard education projects team advised the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the proposed construction of this free school and leisure centre, with a value of over £57 million.

The academy, which specialises

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Sharpe Pritchard promote filming act as parliamentary agents for Buckinghamshire

As parliamentary agents, Sharpe Pritchard promote private bills in the UK Parliament. In December 2014 the Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2014 made it onto the statute book. Emyr Thomas was the parliamentary agent responsible for the act’s promotion.

The act enables the county council to close highways for film making and will enhance the county’s status

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