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Published on 18 December 2017, this year’s Brexit round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017 and previews what is on the horizon for 2018. This includes updates and analysis concerning the process and implications of triggering of Article 50 TEU, progress in the first phase of Brexit negotiations, the government’s domestic preparedness and contingency planning, including key legislative programmes, devolution issues and ongoing parliamentary scrutiny. Plus a look ahead to key priorities as both sides prepare to move negotiations into their second phase in 2018. Also included are updates on LexisNexis® content, including developments from the past year and what is coming up in the next 12 months.
The UK's decision to withdraw from the EU is unprecedented, raising key legal and constitutional challenges. Since both the UK and the EU are in uncharted territory there has been continued debate on a range of resulting issues, for instance concerning the 2016 EU referendum result, the constitutional requirements for initiating the EU withdrawal process, the UK's negotiating plans and priorities and its relationship with the EU in both the short and long term. Some of these matters have been the subject of formal legal challenge, with litigation concerning the government's power to initiate Brexit progressing all the way to the UK Supreme Court.
On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court
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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
There are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party has the legal (sometimes called ‘the persuasive’) burden where the onus is on that party to prove a fact or issue in a case to the required standard of proof.The legal burden is generally on the
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.Note: this Practice Note does not deal with the
This Precedent letter covers disclosure obligations under CPR 31. It does not apply to proceedings subject to the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR PD 51U. For guidance on the disclosure pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme. For a client letter on
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