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The Queen’s Speech 2019: Highlights for Local Authorities

14 October 2019

1.1. Brexit, void prorogations, leadership change and all the rest of it has meant it’s been a long time coming but the first Queen’s Speech since June 2017 has now been delivered. Whether or not any of the legislation will be enacted, given the possibility of a general election soon, is another matter. But anyway, here’s a summary of some of the proposals that would affect local authorities.
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‘Absolute leaders in the field’ Sharpe Pritchard remain a ‘Top Ranked’ firm in Chambers and Partners 2020

11 October 2019

Sharpe Pritchard, the London-based firm of Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents, has once again been named as a ‘Top Ranked’ firm in the Chambers and Partners 2020 guide, with one client describing the firm’s lawyers as ‘absolute leaders in the field’.
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The CJEU considers the territorial application for global search engines in relation to the right to be forgotten in Google Inc. v CNIL

4 October 2019

Gemma Townley, Partner and Nadia Ahmed, Trainee Solicitor in the Technology team at Sharpe Pritchard consider the recent judgment by the CJEU in Google v CNIL, which gives a landmark ruling on the territorial application of the right to be forgotten for global search engines.
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Procurement impact if there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit (Update)

3 October 2019

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, a new set of public procurement regulations will come into force on Exit Day, currently 31st October 2019. In the case of a “no deal” Brexit, the key procedural difference that will impact contracting authorities and utilities is there will be no further access to OJEU and an immediate requirement instead to use a new UK e-notification service to access and respond to procurement notices.
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Finance Manager

20 September 2019

We are now recruiting for a Finance Manager to oversee the day to day running of the Finance function. Working closely with the CFO, this role would suit either an established financial manager or someone looking for their next career step up. It is a true generalist role and will have direct line management of two legal cashiers.
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