Public Law Seminar: Outsourcing, Problems & Pitfalls

7BR is delighted to invite you to attend our latest public law seminar: Outsourcing, Problems and Pitfalls. Taking place on 14 March 2017, Richard Clayton QC will discuss the topic of Local Government Outsourcing, alongside Lee Parkhill who will speak on interim remedies in procurement challenges.

Richard Clayton QC has for some time advised major county councils throughout the process of outsourcing staff. Financial pressures have encouraged many local authorities to implement radical change including outsourcing of their service provision. As a result, Richard has developed considerable expertise in identifying and tackling the legal difficulties outsourcing can create. This seminar offers 1.5 CPD points.

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Richard will cover important questions including:

  • procurement issues, private sector partnerships and the in-house Teckel option;
  • the obligation to consult, the implications of the best value requirement, R(Nash) v Barnet LBC and the continuing impact of the recent Supreme Court decision in R(Moseley) v Haringey LBC;
  • tackling equality issues;
  • dealing with governance issues; and
  • the contract with the service provider and key points to address in the service contract.

Lee Parkhill will look at interim remedies in procurement challenges, including:

  • practice and procedure for interim remedies;
  • automatic stays under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015; and
  • the court’s powers to vary stays imposed by the Regulations.


7 Bedford Row, Holborn, WC1R 4BS


Registration from 4.30pm, with the seminar to commence at 5pm

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