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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 9th Nov
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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 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 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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 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 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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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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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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25th Nov
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What is a special site?A special site is any contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990):•designated as such by a...
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17th Nov
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Responsibility for flood management and drainage in England and Wales has a complex history. A Royal Commission on land drainage in 1927 reported that...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Barlow and Simon Tilling of Burges Salmon LLP 13th Nov
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case...
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16th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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8th Oct
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Section 45 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) requires each waste collection authority, subject to exceptions, to arrange the...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 28th Sep
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Cremation is defined at regulation 2(1) of the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/2841 (SI 2008/2841, reg 2(1)) as ‘the burning...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 28th Sep
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Section 25 of the Land Drainage Act 1991 (LDA 1991) provides the drainage board concerned with powers to require works for maintaining flow of...
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28th Sep
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The freedom of information case tracker records and summarises key decisions and case law rulings relating to enforcement of the Freedom of...
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26th Sep
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26th Sep
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26th Sep
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Definitions1In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and expressions have the corresponding meaning:1.1‘Code of...
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26th Sep
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Who may be liable?Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental...
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26th Sep
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Understanding what environmental information includes is fundamental to environmental regulation because it will determine whether a request for...
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26th Sep
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What is the duty to inspect?Local authorities (LAs) have a duty to inspect their areas for the purpose of:•identifying any contaminated land under the...
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25th Sep
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When can costs be recovered by an enforcing authority?Subject to the Environmental Protection Act 1990, ss 78J(7) and 78K(6) (EPA 1990), an enforcing...
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25th Sep
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Determining liabilityEnforcing authorities should follow the five step procedure set out in the statutory guidance for determining liability under the...
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25th Sep
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Requirement for remediationEnforcing authorities must ensure that any land they identify as contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act...
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25th Sep
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What is contaminated land?'Contaminated land' is a specific legal term defined in the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990). The...
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25th Sep

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