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Common assault and batteryThe offences of common assault and batteryTechnically, the offences of assault and battery are separate summary offences. An...
19th May
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What is a solicitor's undertaking?An undertaking is a commitment by a solicitor to do something. It can be enforced against the solicitor by the...
19th May
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Resulting trusts represent one of the three types of trust which do not require to be declared or evidenced in writing. The others are constructive...
19th May
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Stay of proceedings—when can you apply to stay a claim?This Practice Note considers the question of when court proceedings can be stayed. It...
19th May
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False imprisonmentLiabilityFalse imprisonment consists of the complete deprivation of liberty without a lawful basis. Claims will in practice be made...
Produced in partnership with Greg Ó Ceallaigh of Garden Court Chambers 19th May
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Pain, suffering and loss of amenityValuing the lossHow should an injury be measured in a sum of money? After all no formula can calculate the value of...
19th May
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Negative pledgesThis Practice Note examines:•why negative pledge clauses are used in commercial transactions •the consequences of breaching negative...
19th May
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Submission of no case to answerIntroductionA defendant may decide to make a submission of no case to answer after the claimant has indicated that it...
19th May
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The doctrine of res judicataWhat is a res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the cause of...
19th May
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Conspiracy to defraudOffence of conspiracy to defraudConspiracy to defraud is a common law offence which was expressly preserved by section 5(2) of...
19th May
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Missing persons and presumption of deathThe disappearance of a person does not automatically enable others to take control of that person's affairs or...
19th May
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Indirect discriminationThis Practice Note considers unlawful indirect discrimination under Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010).There is a clear difference...
19th May
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Criminal damageGeneralSimple criminal damage is triable either way unless the value of the alleged damage is £5,000 or less, in which case the offence...
19th May
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Drafting—2009 ActThe Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 effectively disapplies the rule against perpetuities from future easements granted on or...
19th May
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This Practice Note addresses issues when serving out of the jurisdiction and the permission of the court is required. It explains how to make an...
Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 19th May
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Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs)BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
19th May
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What is a tort?This Practice Note provides an introduction to tort law by addressing three questions:•what does the concept of being liable in tort...
Produced in partnership with Sri Carmichael of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Fiduciary DutiesWho is a fiduciary?There is no comprehensive list of the relationships which give rise to the existence of fiduciary duties under...
Produced in partnership with Keith Bruce-Smith and Oliver Bishop of Sinclair Gibson LLP 19th May
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Payment in lieu of notice (PILON)The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be...
19th May
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Perverting the course of justiceElements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence...
Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May

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