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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Financial accountingLocal authorities have complex financial arrangements, allocating resources and controlling spending across a wide range of...
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Produced in partnership with John Layton Associates and Stephen Sheen of Ichabod Industries Limited 16th May
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National non-domestic rates—business improvement district, business rate supplements and retentionCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th May
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Council taxWhat is Council tax and what is its purpose?The council tax was introduced as the primary source of collecting income from local residents...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th May
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Council tax enforcementCouncil tax was introduced as the primary source of collecting income from local residents by local authorities in England on 1...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—governance trackerThis tracker is intended to be used to track the most recent key developments, legislation, guidance,...
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16th May
Practice notes
Revenue budget monitoringLocal authorities, in line with most public sector organisations, must manage their affairs within defined budgets. As bodies...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen of Ichabod's Industries Limited 16th May
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Audits and auditors—EnglandLocal authority external audits in England are unique in the way they operate. They are more legalistic than the audits of...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen 16th May
Practice notes
National non-domestic rates—valuation and appealsAs a tax on property, rates have existed in some form since 1601. The framework currently in place...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th May
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Capital financeCapital finance differs from revenue finance as revenue expenditure has to be met from current income whereas capital expenditure can...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen of Ichabod's Industries Limited 16th May
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National non-domestic rates—billing recovery, exemptions and reliefsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on National...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th May
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Housing revenue accountThis Practice Note covers the local authority housing revenue account (HRA) in England. Technically the HRA legislation...
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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 May
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Audits and auditors—WalesThe Auditor General for Wales is responsible for the audit of the accounts of local government bodies in Wales as part of...
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16th May
Practice notes
Liability for business rates in insolvencyCoronavirus (COVID-19)This content is affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further details,...
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15th May
Practice notes
Liability for business ratesThe Local Government Finance Act 1988 (LGFA 1988) identifies three categories of ratepayer:•occupiers•owners, and•persons...
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11th May
Practice notes
Business rates—empty propertyCoronavirus (COVID-19): the coronavirus pandemic has caused the UK to expedite new insolvency provisions, both of a...
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11th 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
Q&As
What is NNDR?National non-domestic rates (NNDR) is tax on non-domestic property charged at national rates yet administered locally to ensure that...
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14th Apr
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A local authority (LA) may advance money for the purpose of repairing or improving a house or flat. This is a discretionary form of advance under...
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13th Feb
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Some local authorities issue a Code of Conduct or Guidance that will cover use of premises by political parties for campaigning. For the purposes of...
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13th Feb
Q&As
Orders for saleWhere a person has obtained a charging order over a property, they can, in appropriate circumstances, apply to court for an order for...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Arden Chambers 13th Feb

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