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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GDPR Obligations Ensuring Compliance as a Public Body

Managing Partner, Julia Rudin, and Trainee Solicitor, Aleksandra Wolek, consider how public bodies can ensure compliance with their GDPR obligations. The data protection regime continues to ensure that people can trust organisations to use their data fairly and responsibly and it takes a flexible, risk-based approach which puts the onus on the organisation to think…

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Issues for Waste Authorities

The outbreak of COVID-19 threatens to present waste authorities with even greater challenges to overcome at the beginning of this decade than those they faced in the last. Here, Senior Associate, Juli Lau, and Paralegal, Oliver Slater, explore five key areas regarding waste authorities’ response to the pandemic and offer some high-level guidance. Force majeure…

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Construction and Commercial Contracts

Introduction Although the economic scale of the coronavirus crisis is impossible to predict with any certainty, the pandemic has already had a profound effect on business operations. With that in mind, we turn our attention to how contracting parties in the commercial and construction industries can protect themselves in existing and future contracts. What is…

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Procurement Processes

The impact of COVID-19 on businesses is significant, with many forced to suspend operations or even become insolvent. While public sector contracting authorities are working hard to minimise the disruption to services, they will need to be able to move quickly to respond to the changing pressures on their contractors. At the same time, contracting…

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