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The ‘5G city’—a ‘tremendously exciting opportunity’ but only ‘one part of the solution’

4 April 2018

The government has announced plans to create a ‘5G city’ in a multi million pound trial of new high speed connectivity, in order to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G across the UK.
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New kid on the block: How blockchain could transform local government

20 March 2018

In this article, Raj Shah explains via a simple Q&A how in fact blockchain technology (best known for underpinning the cryptocurrency Bitcoin) may transform local government operations in the near future.
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How far does a PFI Road Maintenance Contract Travel?

16 March 2018

On 22nd February 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Amey Birmingham Highways Ltd v. Birmingham City Council (BCC) [2018] EWCA Civ 264, reports Colin Ricciardiello.
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Contractual Challenges in Cloud Computing Agreements

15 March 2018

Gemma Townley, Senior Associate in Sharpe Pritchard’s Technology and Data team discusses the key contractual challenges in negotiating cloud computing agreements.
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Leading public law specialists act for Croydon Council as Poundworld faces record fine of more than £1 million

13 March 2018

Sharpe Pritchard, the leading London-based firm of public law specialists has acted for the London Borough of Croydon in a case which has seen discount retailer, Poundworld, fined a record £1.19 million over Food Safety and Hygiene and Health and Safety at work offences.
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