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Section 4(1) of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) provides that a person who is, in relation to any qualifying child or any qualifying children, either the person with care or the non-resident parent may apply to the Secretary of State for a maintenance calculation to be made with respect to that child, or any of those children, save where there is an order for child maintenance in place that is less than one year old. The jurisdiction of the Secretary of State to make a calculation upon receipt of an application is dependent upon one or both of the child’s parents not being resident with the child, the child coming within the definition of ‘child’, and both the resident and non-resident parent being habitually resident in the UK. Unless the non-resident parent fits into one of the exceptions detailed at CSA 1991, s
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This Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for financial loss (pecuniary loss), ie expectation-based damages, reliance-based damages and gains-based damages.For guidance on contractual damages generally, see Practice Note: Contractual
Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden conduct needs to be proved. For example, an accused is guilty of dangerous driving if they drove a motor vehicle dangerously on a road or other public
Voluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element for murder) but which are reduced to manslaughter because of one of the three special defences (loss of control, diminished responsibility or suicide
This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as to identity and mistake as to the document signed (non est factum). It also considers the impact of each of these types of mistake on the contract and
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