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There will be times when it is impossible for a client physically to sign a document that they are otherwise required to sign. This may be, for example, because they are in self-isolation due to a public health emergency.
Defence statements are governed by the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA 1996). CPIA 1996, s 6A provides that a defence statement is a written statement setting out the nature of the accused’s defence, including any particular defences on which they intend to rely, indicating the matters of fact on which they take issue with the prosecution, and why they take issue with th
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This Practice Note examines the doctrine of consideration and the key role it plays in English law in determining whether a contract is enforceable.A promise will only be capable of being contractually enforced if it is either made in a deed or made in exchange for something of value, known as
The primary function of office-holders in personal and corporate insolvency is to collect in the assets belonging to a company or individual and to distribute these to the company's or individual's creditors. Office-holders have various duties and powers in order to ensure that they do this. For
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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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