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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, allows the temporary appointment of Judicial Commissioners during the COVID-19 pandemic and alters the time limits in place for approval by the Judicial Commissioners of urgent targeted and bulk interception warrants, urgent targeted and bulk equipment interference warrants, urgent bulk warrants for the acquisition of communications data and urgent bulk personal dataset warrants. See: CA 2020, ss 22 and 23 and Investigatory Powers (Temporary Judicial Commissioners and Modification of Time Limits) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/360. For updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications of COVID-19 for lawyers, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the criminal justice system—overview and Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit.
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies. This framework previously had been largely, but not exclusively, contained in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA 2000) and the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014.
The provisions that govern the powers to interfere with equipment and property are set out in IPA 2016, Pt 5.
A Code of Practice on Equipment Interference was laid before Parliament in draft form on 18 December 2017 and came into force on 8 March 2018. This Code relates to the exercise of
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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
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring infrastructure, with the potential to deliver a project more efficiently and economically. One of the most popular PPP models for procuring infrastructure
This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent and drafting issues.What are conditions precedent?A condition precedent in a commercial contract details an event which must take place before:•a
Codicils may be used for making any alteration in a Will such as to alter the executors or make changes in legacies, whether by addition or deletion but that is by no means their only use. As a general rule, substantial changes are best achieved by means of a new Will and codicils are more
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