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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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9th Nov
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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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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9th Nov
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or...
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9th Nov
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An intention to create legal relations is requiredThere are various situations in which a court will hold that an agreement is not binding because,...
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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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Under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), local authorities have the power to make child arrangements order allowances:15Local authority...
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13th Feb
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Much depends on the individual circumstances of the case concerned and most cases are highly fact specific and require careful examination of the...
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13th Feb
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Children’s services recordsWe have set out below how the various types of records related to service users of local authority children’s services must...
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13th Feb
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A right of residence as the primary carer of a British citizen child under Gerardo Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l'emploi is not conferred by the...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 13th Feb
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This Q&A refers to the continuing duties a local authority has to former relevant children, as set out in by sections 23A–24B of the Children Act 1989...
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13th Feb
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Our Practice Note: Children in need—provision of services explains that local authorities must take reasonable steps to identify children in need...
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13th Feb
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Unfortunately we do not have guidance which addresses your precise query. However, we hope the following is useful to your research.Parents may wish...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 12th Feb
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A helpful definition of child exploitation was set out by Cobb J in Rotherham MBC v M (at para [9]): '...when a young person (or a third person or...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 12th Feb
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Parental responsibility means all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent or a child has in relation to the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 12th Feb
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There a number of ways in which a local authority may get involved in a private law children case. Pursuant to section 7 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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For the purposes of this Q&A, it is assumed that the child became a ward of court before the age of 16, the child was under no other order when they...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl, Solicitor to the Council and Head of Legal Services of Suffolk County Council 8th Jan
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Every case involving these issues will be dependent on the specific facts of the matter. Schools will need to take advice each time, from their local...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl, Solicitor to the Council and Head of Legal Services of Suffolk County Council 8th Jan
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What is the effect of a care order?The Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) created a single statutory route for taking children into care through a care...
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7th Dec
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Funding agreements and statutory guidanceFair Access Protocols: Principles and Process GuidanceBy virtue of their ‘funding agreement’ with the...
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7th Dec
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SEN frameworkUnder the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) a local authority has a duty to carry out an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs...
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7th Dec
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A pathfinder, or pathway plan is a mechanism for regular review of local authority provision for young people they have a statutory duty to assist....
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7th Dec
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There are a number of recent radicalisation cases. In Tower Hamlets LBC v B, Hayden J, noting that this was a developing area of law where there was...
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7th Dec

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