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This Practice Note contrasts the requirements in the SRA’s 2011 and 2019 regimes in relation to compliance officers (COLPs and COFAs) and breach reporting. For more detailed guidance, see Practice Notes: Compliance Officers 2019—law firms and Breach reporting 2019—law firms.
The table below reflects requirements applying to compliance officers. It does not deal with detailed SRA requirements in relation to approval of compliance officers or exceptions to the requirement to have compliance officers.
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This Practice Note examines why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow account. It looks at the benefits of paying funds into escrow, how an escrow account operates and the provisions typically found in an escrow
The principle of transferred maliceIf a person has a malicious intent towards X and, in carrying out that intent, injures Y, he is guilty of an offence. So, if D shoots at A with intent to kill him but kills B by mistake it is murder; the mistake as to the identity of the victim is irrelevant as D
Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. Interference must be unreasonable, and may be caused, eg by water, smoke, smell, fumes, gas, noise, heat or vibrations. Where the defendant has not
This practice note provides an introduction to tort law by addressing three questions:•what does the concept of being liable in tort mean? And how does tort relate to contract and criminal law•how has the law of tort developed?•what is the scope of tort, ie what interests does it protect? What
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