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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers.
A small proportion of people have a gender identity that does not match the gender they were assigned at birth. This is known as being ‘transgender’ or ‘trans’. As the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) notes, most gender non-conforming people do not wish to be detected, and would be fearful of revealing this information, even confidentially. Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights charity, acknowledges there is no accurate figure for how big the trans community is. According to the GIRES gender diversity policy guide for employers, the broad range of identities that are now emerging in our society may amount to about 4–5% of the population, therefore the workforce may include a similar proportion of people who do not conform to the typical ‘man’ or ‘woman’ binary model, who may transition, or wish to do so.
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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
On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
This Practice Note examines:•why negative pledge clauses are used in commercial transactions •the consequences of breaching negative pledge provisions•how negative pledges are viewed in the context of security and quasi-security, and•key considerations when drafting a negative pledge clauseWhere
For guidance on the basic features of the doctrine of estoppel and the different classifications it has been subject to, see Practice Note: Estoppel—what, when and how to plead and related content.Promissory estoppel—what is it?Where A has, by words or conduct, made to B a clear and unequivocal
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