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Transparency - Kate Gough, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Transparency - Kate Gough, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Are there any limits to transparency and full disclosure from the outset, including possible breaches of confidence or prejudicing retenders?

Competitive flexible procedure - Michael Mousdale, Browne Jacobson

Competitive flexible procedure - Michael Mousdale, Browne Jacobson How will the Competitive Flexible Procedure work in practice? What are the differences, risks and advantages given its more flexible approach?

Neutral vendors - David Hansom, Clyde & Co

Neutral vendors - David Hansom, Clyde & Co What is the legality of a "framework within a framework"/neutral vendor types of procurement? They are proliferating but are they legal?

Abnormally low - Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan

Abnormally low - Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan How do you decide if a tender is abnormally low, and what do you do if it is, supported by case studies and practical examples?

Thresholds - Kate Rees, Hogan Lovells

Thresholds - Kate Rees, Hogan Lovells How do you rescue the situation if the value of the contract reaches and exceeds the thresholds and you need to vary? Do you run a new procurement?

Enforcement - Simon Taylor, Keating Chambers

Enforcement - Simon Taylor, Keating Chambers How do you enforce social value obligations? What are the sanctions and contract implications when something isn't done or targets not quite met?

Inconsistency

Inconsistency How will inconsistency of treatment as irrationality work in practice? What will sway a court?

Fairness - James Goudie QC, 11KBW

Fairness - James Goudie QC, 11KBW Where or how can the line be drawn between procedural and substantive fairness?

Maintenance - Michael Horton QC, Coram Chambers

Maintenance - Michael Horton QC, Coram Chambers In the face of judicial inconsistency, what are the trends in spousal maintenance decisions, and what is the impact on client advice?

Rigour - Jamie McClelland QC, Brick Court Chambers

Rigour - Jamie McClelland QC, Brick Court Chambers Is there a shift in the wind over the Court's requirement for procedural rigour in administrative law?

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