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Intellectual property – should a local authority be concerned about it?

Intellectual property – should a local authority be concerned about it? Introduction Intellectual property (IP) might not be on the top of the list, or indeed on the list at all, for local authorities when innovating, creating or indeed working in partnership with others, especially when there are so many other factors in the mix...
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Public Space Protection Orders – a further tool in the local government armoury

Public Space Protection Orders – a further tool in the local government armoury PSPOs – or Public Space Protection Orders – were introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The PSPO provides local authorities with additional powers within a defined area to tackle a wide range of anti-social behaviours. Despite being available...
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Acuity Law welcomes Caroline Eaton

Acuity Law welcomes Caroline Eaton Caroline is an experienced and knowledgeable former local government solicitor, who, before joining Acuity, was Head of Governance and Monitoring Officer at the London Borough of Hounslow. In that role, she led on the transfer of the legal team to a shared service and subsequently managed the client side of...
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Two new public sector panel appointments for Acuity

Two new public sector panel appointments for Acuity We’ve recently been named as supplier on two new public sector panels. You can read more about our latest appointments here: Acuity Law named as supplier on major local government framework in England Acuity Law named as supplier on new national public sector panel
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Acuity Law named as supplier on major local government framework in England

Acuity Law named as supplier on major local government framework in England Commercial law company Acuity Law has been appointed to the new legal services framework for a group of local authorities in England. Orbis Public Law (OPL) is a partnership between the legal service departments of Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County...
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Acuity Law named as supplier on new national public sector panel

Acuity Law named as supplier on new national public sector panel Commercial law company Acuity Legal has been appointed to the new £272m legal services framework run by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) for the wider public sector. The new framework makes a range of legal services available to organisations across the whole of England...
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The future of public procurement

'Public Sector procurement after a no-deal Brexit', attempts to clarify the position in which public authorities, businesses and other organisations will find themselves post-Brexit in relation to the regulation of public procurement.
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Procurement FAQs

Procurement FAQs This is the first in a series of public procurement frequently asked questions which we will publish on a bi-monthly basis. If you have any queries you would like to see addressed in future issues, please get in touch with a member of our team. 1: Is it permissible to use a staged...
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Local Authority Ethical Standards – are yours fit for purpose?

Local Authority Ethical Standards – are yours fit for purpose? The report on Local Government Ethical Standards (‘the report’) was published by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (‘the committee’) on 30 January 2019. In all, the 110 page report sets out 26 recommendations, most of which are directed at the government and will...
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