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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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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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[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer provided in request for clarification]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 12th Jan
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan

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This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to Education lawyers...
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14th Apr
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The different types of universities and their governance arrangementsUniversities in England are constituted in a variety of ways and therefore have a...
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Produced in partnership with Smita Jamdar of Shakespeare Martineau LLP 13th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): in light of the coronavirus crisis, the government announced temporary measures to support the employed. For more detail on...
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Produced in partnership with David Smith of DLA Piper 13th Apr
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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) comprises:•a general equality duty—the...
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13th Apr
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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (sections 149–159) (EqA 2010) is made up of a...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Barrett of Cloisters 13th Apr
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This tracker is focused on education and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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13th Apr
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The UK higher education (HE) sector has been slow to adopt the sort of standardised contractual documentation that has been commonplace in other...
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Produced in partnership with Kris Robbetts of VWV 9th Apr
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This Practice Note summarises the insolvency regime introduced by the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 (TAFEA 2017), the Further Education...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Smyth of Mills & Reeve LLP 9th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This tracker was used to track key developments, legislation, guidance and...
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9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, ss 37–38, Sch 16 Pt...
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Produced in partnership with Kris Robbetts of VWV 9th Apr
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The requirements for reporting and accounting by charities are set out in sections 130–176, Part 8 Charity Accounts, Reports and Returns of the...
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9th Apr
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It has been Government policy for centuries to encourage charitable giving. Tax relief plays a key role in this policy. Charities (defined as either...
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9th Apr
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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...
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9th Apr
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What does effective governance mean in the public sector?The function of governance is to ensure that an organisation or partnership fulfils its...
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Produced in partnership with Lisa Larsen of PPL 9th Apr
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What is a Royal Charter?The term 'Royal Charter' has transformed over time. Originally, a Royal Charter was a procedure by which the Crown could grant...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 9th Apr
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The tainted charity donations rules, set out in Schedule 3 of the Finance Act 2011 (FA 2011), aim to deter the abuse of reliefs which are available in...
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8th Apr
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A charity may be excepted from registration if it:•is excepted by Order of the Charities Commission (and complies with any conditions), and•has a...
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8th Apr
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Charities can adopt a variety of different legal forms or structures. A charity’s governing documents will depend on the form or structure adopted. A...
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8th Apr
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Charities Act 2011 (CA 2011), s 30 sets out the requirements for registering charities. Every charity must be registered unless they are an exempt...
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8th Apr
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Exempt charity means any institution that is within Charities Act 2011, Sch 3 (CA 2011). Examples of charities included in Sch 3 are:•many educational...
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8th Apr

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