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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims.For general guidance on damages,...
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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Mai-Ling Savage, Matthew Fletcher and Nasstassia Hylton of 1 Garden Court 9th Apr
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This is a Practice Note for lawyers working in, or for, Children’s Services departments within local authorities in Wales. It deals exclusively with...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Wyard, Barrister of 3PB Barristers 9th Apr
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While this Practice Note is not limited to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), this is the most likely individual/group a practitioner will...
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Produced in partnership with Bronwen Jones of Goldsmith Chambers 9th Apr
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Chapter 1 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CASWA 2017) introduces an obligation on local authorities to consider additional general needs,...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Higgin of Suffolk County Council 9th Apr
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin of Dodds Solicitors LLP 9th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the statutory duties to safeguard children. It covers local authorities' (LAs) duties to children in their area,...
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Produced in partnership with Joy Hopkinson of London Borough of Lambeth Council 9th Apr
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This is a Practice Note for lawyers working in, or for, Children’s Services departments within local authorities in Wales. It deals exclusively with...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Wyard, Barrister of 3PB Barristers 9th Apr
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Norton QC and Luke Eaton of 1 Garden Court 9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers recent court decisions on whether a parent can consent to the confinement of their child which, absent valid consent,...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Spencer-Lane 9th Apr
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 9th Apr
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Claim for asylumA claim for asylum includes a claim under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) where the applicant states that...
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Produced in partnership with Bronwen Jones of Goldsmith Chambers 9th Apr
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Tattooing of minorsIt is an offence to tattoo a person under the age of 18 except where the tattoo is performed for medical reasons by a qualified...
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Undocumented migrants claiming to be childrenWhile this Practice Note is not limited to unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC), this is the...
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Produced in partnership with Bronwen Jones of Goldsmith Chambers 9th Apr
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This is a Practice Note for lawyers working in, or for, Children’s Services departments within local authorities in Wales. It deals exclusively with...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Wyard, Barrister of 3PB Barristers 9th Apr
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers 9th Apr
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Fletcher and Nasstassia Hylton of 1 Garden Court 9th Apr
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What is a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and when is it used?A Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a shared assessment and planning framework for...
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Produced in partnership with Jason Hadden of St Ives Chambers 9th Apr
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Joy Hopkinson of London Borough of Lambeth Council 26th Mar
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Applicable familiesThis Practice Note covers the situation where a family with at least one child under the age of 18 is within the UK with no current...
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Produced in partnership with Bronwen Jones and Frances Allen of Goldsmith Chambers 19th Mar

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