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Written by our team of specialist procurement lawyers, we bring you updates and commentary on the latest legal news affecting anyone working in the legal industry.

 
  • POSTED BY JENNY BERESFORD-JONES |

    Carillion Collapse? implications for public procurement

    The company's liquidation raises a wide ranging set of questions, many of which cannot yet be answered. Of particular interest to public sector customers of Carillion will be the procurement law implications, including those of novating/retendering contracts.
  • POSTED BY JENNY BERESFORD-JONES |

    A cautionary tale of pass or fail

    Just before Christmas we had sight of the judgment in the recent case of MLS (Overseas) Limited v The Secretary of State for Defence. The case highlights how an apparently simple error in drafting an evaluation methodology can lead to significant consequences for the progress of the procurement.
  • POSTED BY SOPHIE BURTON-JONES |

    Change is coming to public sector outsourcing contracts

    Organisations that outsource their data processing operations need to ensure that the contractors they use are reliable, and take appropriate steps to keep the information secure. Cybersecurity failures can lead to serious reputational damage, being held to ransom by criminal hackers and sanctions by regulators, particularly where that information includes personal data.
  • POSTED BY HELEN PRANDY |

    What next for Damages?

    A frequent query we see through our portal and at our seminars is what is going to happen to public procurement law post Brexit. The answer we invariably give is 'No-one really knows' and with the seemingly intractable issues of the 'divorce bill' citizens' rights and the Irish border still seemingly no nearer to resolution and it looking likely that Britain will miss the latest ultimatum to advance to trade talks with the EU 27 any time soon public procurement law is the last thing (probably) on the minds of Mrs May Mr Davies and their plethora of officials.
  • POSTED BY JENNY BERESFORD-JONES |

    Procurement claims go electronic

    The Technology and Construction Court, which hears almost all public procurement claims, is actually housed within the Rolls Building, a temple of glass and steel in the heart of the City. And, since 25 April 2017, there should be no piles of court papers either, as courts have moved across to a compulsory, paperless system of 'electronic working'.

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