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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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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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4th May
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme)The CRC Scheme was a mandatory...
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29th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme)The CRC Scheme is a mandatory...
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29th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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29th Apr
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ARCHIVED:This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) was a mandatory...
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29th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme)The CRC Scheme was a mandatory...
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29th Apr
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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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28th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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Flood and Water Management Act 2010The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (FWMA 2010) was enacted to provide:•more comprehensive management of flood...
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9th Mar
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When can enforcing authorities carry out remediation work?Enforcing authorities have power to do what is 'appropriate' by way of remediation under the...
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9th Mar
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Background to the contaminated land regimeThe contaminated land regime was introduced in 2000 to:•deal with the legacy of contaminated sites in the UK...
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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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Who makes the determination?Local authorities (LAs) have sole responsibility for determining whether land is contaminated land under the Environmental...
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9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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This Practice Note outlines the contaminated land enforcing authorities in England and Wales under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990...
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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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Brexit11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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9th Mar
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Meaning of remediation'Remediation' is given a relatively wide definition in the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990). It may involve...
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9th Mar

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