September 2016 Archive

Delivering the forward view - the middle years

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Following on from the recent publication of NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance for an unprecedented two-year period. More …

Warranties & representations – clarity is key

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The recent case of Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd v Sumitomo Corporation [2016] EWHC Comm serves as a useful reminder to clearly distinguish between warranties and representations in contracts. Suppliers are also reminded to include a well drafted entire agreement clause. More …

The Diamond Review: what does it mean for Higher Education institutions in Wales?

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Welsh universities can commence longer term financial planning with some confidence, following the announcement that recommendations set out in the Diamond Review could come into effect as early as 2018/19. More …

Changes to Supported Housing funding

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The Department of Work and Pensions announced a revised model for funding for supported housing on 15th September 2016. More …

At a loss about 'no loss' arguments in construction claims?

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In the context of construction projects, 'employers', developers and funders may need to assign construction documents (e.g. building contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties). More …

Blake Morgan Housing Day 2016

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On Monday 19 September Blake Morgan's Social Housing Team were the proud hosts of the first ever Housing Day media interview room. More …

Remote working can be a mixed blessing for both employers and employees

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What steps do you need to take when a member of staff works remotely? Lucy Miles, Solicitor in Blake Morgan's Employment law team considers how working from home can be a mixed blessing for employers and employees. More …

Public procurement gone wrong: High Court finds public authority "manipulated" the tender process for its £4 billion contract

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In a landmark ruling in the context of procurement litigation, the High Court has held that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority ("NDA") "manipulated" and "fudged" its tender process for a nuclear clean up contract worth in excess of £4 billion. The finding may cost the government millions. More …

Longer red tape for landlords

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If you manage a block with residential tenants, make a note that your next service charge consultation might be much more complicated. Following a tribunal decision, landlords must now consult with all residential leaseholders, even sub-tenants with whom they have no relationship. More …

Celebrating excellence in the Legal 500 2016

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Our legal teams are celebrating another successful year in the prestigious Legal 500 directory. The directory, just published, reviews the strengths of lawyers across the UK and recommends them based on how they are seen by clients and their peers. More …