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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Highways, street works and statutory undertakersCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 19th May
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Off-street parking ordersSTOP PRESS: the Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Act 2017 came into force on 27 June 2017 and has introduced a change to...
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19th May
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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How to obtain a writ of control—High Court judgmentsThis Practice Note concerns provisions of the CPR and related legislation (The Tribunals, Courts...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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What is the purposive approach to statutory interpretation?Purposive (teleological) constructionThe purposive approach has its roots in legal systems...
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19th May
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What effect does the service of a notice of seeking possession (NOSP) have on the legal status of a secure tenant? When does a secure tenancy end, on...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 19th May
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Call-off procedures under framework agreementsBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 19th May
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Demoted tenanciesCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals...
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19th May
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Assignment and succession of tenancyCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Sexual entertainment licensingWhat is a sex establishmentThe Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982 (as amended) (LG(MP)A 1982) creates...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Grunert of John Gaunt Solicitors 19th May
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The standstill periodWhat is the standstill period?When a contracting authority reaches its decision on the award of a public contract subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 19th May
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Child protection conferencesPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 19th May
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Teacher serious misconduct in EnglandCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA...
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19th May
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Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—children’s social care trackerThis tracker is focused on children’s social care and is intended to be used to track key...
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3rd Aug
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Do local authorities have any legal responsibilities for funding the provision of equipment and adaptations for children with disabilities residing in...
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1st Aug
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Can the local authority continue care planning in line with a persons assessed age (not their claimed age), until receipt of a Judicial Review claim...
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1st Aug
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What powers does a local authority have to compel an academy to admit a looked after child who has moved foster placement during the school year,...
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1st Aug
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Does section 1 of Children and Young Persons Act 2008 allow local authorities to delegate care functions to a charity?Section 1 of the Children and...
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1st Aug
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Are there any rules around the recording of Child Protection Conferences? Can individuals record them via an electronic device despite the usual...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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In what circumstances can a local authority be requested to assist the court in a private law children's action?There a number of ways in which a...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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If a child lived in one area for most of their life and while an application for a Supervision Order was ongoing, then moved to a new area, which...
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Does a local authority have an obligation to provide continued respite services to a child with severe learning difficulties and autism who has...
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1st Aug
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Can a local authority be compelled to accommodate a child who is on the cusp of being beyond parental control where the adoption placement has broken...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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What powers, duties and options do a local authority have to protect a child they suspect is vulnerable to child sexual exploitation?A helpful...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 1st Aug
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Are there any exceptions to the general rule that a Zambrano carer of a British citizen child cannot access mainstream benefits?A right of residence...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 31st Jul
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Local authorities have the discretion to make child arrangements order allowances under the Children Act 1989. Is there any guidance that deals with...
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What ongoing duties does a local authority have to an 18-year-old care leaver who has been a ward of the court for the past two years?For the purposes...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl, Solicitor to the Council and Head of Legal Services of Suffolk County Council 31st Jul
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What is a pathfinder plan?A pathfinder, or pathway plan is a mechanism for regular review of local authority provision for young people they have a...
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31st Jul
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What duties does a school have when it receives a disclosure that a child is claiming sexual assault by another pupil? If a parent isn’t happy about...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl, Solicitor to the Council and Head of Legal Services of Suffolk County Council 31st Jul
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How long must a local authority retain information relating to children’s service contacts needing no further action?Children’s services recordsWe...
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31st Jul
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Has the Secretary of State made any arrangement for provision of safeguarding reports by doctors pursuant to s 80(7) NHSA 2006? If so who is...
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31st Jul
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If a looked after child over the age of 18 leaves or is deported from the UK, does the local authority care responsibility cease to exist?This Q&A...
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