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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Convention rightsThe Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) came into force in October 2000 and aims to give effect to the rights contained in the European...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Alex Williams of Cornerstone Barristers 10th May
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Background to the Future Generations ActWhen first introduced in 2012, the Bill which became the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Robert Lee of Birmingham Law School 7th May
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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 7th May
Practice notes
The Auditor General for Wales is responsible for the audit of the accounts of local government bodies in Wales as part of their overall...
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7th May
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Capital finance differs from revenue finance as revenue expenditure has to be met from current income whereas capital expenditure can be met by...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen of Ichabod's Industries Limited 6th May
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data...
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6th May
Practice notes
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies, a framework...
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5th May
Practice notes
What is an injunction?An injunction is defined in the glossary to the CPR as ‘a court order prohibiting a person from doing something or requiring a...
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5th May
Q&As
In conducting our research we have focussed on powers to make decisions. However there are specific considerations applicable to the use of ANPR...
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5th May
Precedents
Basic Principles/Instructions for claiming1Statutory power for compiling an elected members’ allowance schemeThe council, in exercise of the powers...
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4th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note is concerned with substantive interim injunctions, which are a particular species of injunction granted on a temporary basis ahead...
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4th May
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This tracker is intended to be used to track the most recent key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources...
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30th Apr
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This Practice Note is concerned with injunctions against defendants who cannot be identified, typically referred to as injunctions against persons...
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30th Apr
Practice notes
Council tax was introduced as the primary source of collecting income from local residents by local authorities in England on 1 April 1993. The...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 26th Apr
Practice notes
This tracker was used to track key developments, legislation, guidance and briefing notes relating to the initial response to coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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23rd Apr
Q&As
Section 9P(1) of the Local Government Act 2000 (LGA 2000) requires a local authority to prepare and keep up to date a constitution, which must contain...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 23rd Apr
Practice notes
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 Philip McCourt 21st Apr
Practice notes
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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20th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note covers the local authority housing revenue account (HRA) in England. Technically the HRA legislation embraces only local housing...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Aisbett of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th Apr

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