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This was the last in a series of claims brought against the Legal Services Commission (LSC) relating to the 2010 round of tenders for legal services contracts. Proceedings were issued in the Administrative Court in November 2010 and only reached trial (in the TCC) in October 2017. Mr Justice Coulson commented on the procedural history of this case in the judgment not because it was relevant to the issues but in the hope that “it will come to be regarded as an example of how not to conduct a public procurement challenge.” The claim failed. Continue reading

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This is the latest in our series of quarterly adult social care update blogs giving readers a snapshot of the most important cases, issues or developments in adult social care. This post looks at developments from August to October 2017. Please feel free to submit a comment below or send us an Ask query if you have any views on the cases, issues, or legal developments that are covered or if you think we have missed something that should be brought to the attention of adult social care practitioners.

In this post we look at:

  • Recent case law.
  • Decisions of the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman.
  • Guidance and policy statements.
  • House of Commons Library briefing papers.
  • Featured blogs.
  • Recent Ask queries.

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October’s case digest includes an ECJ judgment concerning the methodology of identifying abnormally low tenders, and a High Court ruling considering extensions of time and the dispute timetable in procurement disputes.

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This is the latest in our series of quarterly local government update blogs, which will enable readers to catch up on the most important cases, issues or developments in local government from July to September 2017.

Please feel free to submit a comment below or send us an Ask query if you have any views on the cases, issues, or legal developments covered or if you think we have missed something that should be brought to the attention of local government practitioners.

In this post we look at:

  • Cases of interest to local authorities.
  • Government guidance and publications of interest to local authority lawyers.
  • Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman decisions and publications.
  • Other publications of interest.
  • House of Commons Library briefing papers.
  • Featured Ask queries.

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