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Leisure Procurement – Practical Tips and Lessons Learned

by Louis Sebastian, Legal Services Team Manager This year the NWL Legal team completed the outsourcing of North West Leicestershire District Council’s leisure centres following a Competitive Dialogue procurement. This 25 year “Design, Build, Operate and Maintain” contract will deliver a new £23m leisure centre in Coalville and see over £75m of revenue generated during […]

The Benefits of Land Registration

by Helen Lisney, Legal Assistant Historically, all land in England and Wales was unregistered. Land was transferred by way of written documents which would need to be kept to prove ownership of land. Since 1990, it has been compulsory to register land on any disposition. This means since this date, any property where ownership is […]

Closure Orders, Anti-Social Behaviour and County Lines

by Louise Arnold, Regulatory and Enforcement Solicitor What does County Lines mean? County lines refers to the movement of gangs who are affiliated with drugs moving from large cities to small towns in order to expand their operations. This often results in violence to drive out members of the local community and the exploitation of […]

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions

by Tom Pickwell, Trainee Solicitor Most of us are guilty when it comes to seeing the box that says ‘I confirm I have read and agree to the terms and conditions’, of simply clicking it without paying much attention to it. However when doing it on behalf of a Local Authority, Education Institution or other […]

Community Infrastructure Levy

by Sima Odedra, Principal Planning Solicitor The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that has been in force since 2010 via The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (“2010 Regulations”). It has recently been subject to a government consultation and the outcome of this consultation has resulted in the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019 (“2019 Regulations”) […]