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Aside from the specific statutory provisions regarding the responsibility and accountability of a particular statutory body and its susceptibility to legal challenge, it may be helpful to consider whether it is treated, in law, as a public authority. Our LexisPSL® Public Law Practice Note: What is a public authority? outlines the case law and statutory definitions of public authority in the context of common law judicial review human rights, freedom of information or environmental information regulations and miscellaneous statutory definitions. Depending on the precise context, the principles governing judicial review may assist for example.
Judicial review is the primary judicial procedure by which individuals and fi
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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
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus
BREXIT: UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on the impact of Brexit on e-money requirements, see Practice Note: Impact of Brexit: Payment services and electronic money directives—quick
STOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 contains provisions which, on a temporary basis (presently until 31 December 2020) impose significant limitations on the ability for a creditor to seek a winding-up order against a company. For further reading, see Practice Note: Corporate
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