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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 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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22nd Jan
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This Practice Note summarises the key legal issues for consideration when contemplating use of shared services including: procurement, contractual,...
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Produced in partnership with Angelica Hymers of Browne Jacobson and Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 16th Jan
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This Practice Note contains information and practical guidance on the available structures for delivery of a shared service.Internal ‘in-house’ shared...
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Produced in partnership with Angelica Hymers of Browne Jacobson and Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 16th Jan
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DefinitionPartner•means[the following: [NAME RELEVANT PARTNERS]ORthose [describe group of contracting authorities eg Councils or academies in a...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Winder of Brabners LLP 8th Jan
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The legal department of a local authority (LA) primarily provides legal services to that LA. There are numerous aspects of LA work that require legal...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is currently being reviewed as part of our routine quality control processes. It remains suitable for use. On...
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Produced in partnership with Angelica Hymers of Browne Jacobson and Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
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DefinitionsPartner(s)•meansEITHER:[the following: [NAME RELEVANT PARTNERS]ORthose [TYPE OF GROUP, eg councils or academies in a geographical area or a...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Winder of Brabners LLP 8th Jan

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