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Jade Kowalski
Partner
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Katherine Calder
Partner
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Kelsey Farish
Solicitor
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Shahjahan Ali
Partner, Head of Immigration
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Stephen Hocking
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Deepfakes
Deepfakes
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a summary of UK law as it applies to the use of deepfakes. A deepfake is a form of synthetic media in which existing media such as a video clip and a series of photographs are combined together using artificial intelligence to create a realistic but fake video. The Practice Note covers: what a deepfake is, how deepfakes work, harmful uses and applications of deepfakes, such as for entertainment, parody and political satire and healthcare. It also looks at the application of UK law to deepfakes, what social media platforms and search engines are doing to counter the issues created by deepfakes and future technological controls including problem areas concerning technological and legislative or common law controls.

JCT contracts—termination
JCT contracts—termination
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the termination provisions in the JCT contracts. It looks at termination by the Employer, termination by the Contractor and situations in which either party may terminate, along with the consequences of termination under the JCT contracts.

NEC contracts—termination
NEC contracts—termination
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the termination provisions in the NEC contracts. It looks at termination by the Client, termination by the Contractor and situations in which either party may terminate, along with the consequences of termination. It covers both the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts.

Termination of a construction contract
Termination of a construction contract
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines termination of a construction contract (or termination of a contractor’s employment under it). It provides guidance on termination at common law for repudiatory breach (repudiation), including affirmation, anticipatory breach and the consequences of common law termination, termination for breach pursuant to a contractual provision and termination at will (also known as termination for convenience). It also looks at the effect of termination on liquidated damages.

Termination on insolvency in construction contracts
Termination on insolvency in construction contracts
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines what the consequences of a party becoming insolvent are, under the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986), the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020), and under the most widely used standard form construction contracts. The JCT and NEC contracts both contain detailed provisions setting out what constitutes insolvency for the purposes of the contract and what the rights of the parties are in these circumstances.

Contributions by DAC Beachcroft Experts

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Challenging Tier 2 or 5 sponsor licence decisions by way of judicial review
Challenging Tier 2 or 5 sponsor licence decisions by way of judicial review
Practice notes

A decision by the Home Office to refuse a Tier 2 and/or 5 sponsor licence or to suspend, downgrade or revoke an existing sponsor licence does not attract a right of appeal. Since 6 April 2016, there has been a 'pre-licence error correction' procedure which has enabled sponsors to challenge the refusal of a sponsor licence application where there has been a 'simple caseworking error' or where supporting evidence sent with the initial application has not been considered. This Practice Note looks at how to challenge a negative sponsor licence decision by way of judicial review. It focuses on assessing the merits of a challenge, the investigation process, discussions and negotiations with the Home Office, and the letter before action.

Downgrading and revocation of sponsorship licences under Tiers 2 and 5
Downgrading and revocation of sponsorship licences under Tiers 2 and 5
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the mandatory and discretionary circumstances set out in the Home Office’s Sponsor Guidance for Tiers 2 and 5 as to when it must, or can downgrade an organisation’s sponsor licence from an ‘A’ to a ‘B’ grade, or revoke the organisation’s licence. It also outlines the relevant procedures and the effect of such actions on the organisation and its sponsored migrants.

Public procurement—competitive dialogue procedure
Public procurement—competitive dialogue procedure
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key issues for consideration when a contracting authority is considering the use of the competitive dialogue procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Practice Note is also of use to bidders so that they can understand how procurements are run.

Public procurement—competitive procedure with negotiation
Public procurement—competitive procedure with negotiation
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key issues for consideration when a contracting authority is considering the use of the competitive procedure with negotiation under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Practice Note is also of use to bidders so that they can understand how such procurements are run.

Public procurement—innovation partnership procedure
Public procurement—innovation partnership procedure
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key issues for consideration when a contracting authority is considering the use of the innovation partnership procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Practice Note is also of use to bidders so that they can understand how procurements are run.

Public procurement—key considerations
Public procurement—key considerations
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview for contracting authorities of key considerations and issues associated with public procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and other relevant laws and guidance. The Practice Note is also of use to bidders for public contracts so that they can understand how public procurement exercises are run.

Public procurement—open procedure
Public procurement—open procedure
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key issues for consideration when a contracting authority is considering the use of the open procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Practice Note is also of use to bidders so that they can understand how procurements are run.

Public procurement—restricted procedure
Public procurement—restricted procedure
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key issues for consideration when a contracting authority is considering the use of the restricted procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Practice Note is also of use to bidders so that they can understand how procurements are run.

The UK GDPR and DPA 2018 for insurers
The UK GDPR and DPA 2018 for insurers
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an introduction to the basic data protection issues relevant to insurers when processing personal data under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (the UK GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act (DPA 2018). It focuses on the data protection principles, lawful basis for processing, data subject rights and exemptions.

Tier 1 (Investor): key practical considerations
Tier 1 (Investor): key practical considerations
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines some common practical issues relating to applications submitted in the Tier 1 (Investor) category. It considers client management, other options such as the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, the absences requirement for applications for indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation, dual citizenship, tax and English language requirements.

Tier 2 and 5 licence suspensions, surrender and CoS reductions
Tier 2 and 5 licence suspensions, surrender and CoS reductions
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the circumstances in which the Home Office may wish to suspend a Tier 2 and/or 5 sponsor’s licence and reduce a sponsor’s allocated numbers of unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS), as well as the procedure for and consequences of suspension and a sponsor surrendering its licence.

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