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Public Sector Update - 30 September 2015

Construction

Varying Payment Terms by Conduct

The recent case of Leeds City Council v Waco UK Limited [2015] EWHC 1400 (the "Waco Case") serves as a warning to many construction clients to be wary of accepting late applications for payment from contractors, or they could be held to have varied the contractual payment terms by their conduct.

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Education

Education Public Sector Update - September 2015

Covering a number of articles such as: Role of Councillors in school improvement, Expert evidence in SEN cases and more

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Employment

More guidance on overtime and holiday pay…

There has been further Court guidance about the extent to which employers need to include overtime in holiday pay calculations.

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Marine

Marine Conservation Zones and coastal development consenting

Under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 ("MCAA") the Marine Management Organisation ("MMO") issues marine licences for a wide range of activities, including the construction, alteration or improvement of any works in or over the sea, or on or under the sea bed. This includes new development and some maintenance activities.

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