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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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We refer you to commentary: Powers of local authorities in relation to land: Halsbury’s Laws of England which states that local authorities have a...
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13th Feb
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We assume that it is proposed that the lease will be granted over the whole of the land including the 10% of which the proposed tenant already owns...
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13th Feb
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A complete reorganisation of local government was enacted in the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972), under which the old system of county councils,...
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13th Feb
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There does not appear to be a specific authority on the point raised in this Q&A.AppointeeshipWhere a person is in receipt of income from state...
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13th Feb
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The principal factor in determining council tax liability will be physical residence of the dwelling, rather than the status of ownership. Usually one...
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13th Feb
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When making public space protection order (PSPO), a local authority is required to adhere to sections 59–75 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and...
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13th Feb
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Council tax is a local domestic property-based tax levied by billing authorities on the basis of the broad capital valuation band to which a property...
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13th Feb
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Please note that the extent to which any powers of the local authority under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA 2000) may apply to...
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13th Feb
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A claim for disturbanceThe owner of the market is usually the local authority (LA) or Lord of the Manor. For the purposes of this query, we assume...
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13th Feb
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Unfortunately we do not have guidance which addresses your precise query. However, we hope the following is useful to your research.Parents may wish...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 12th Feb
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The first lockdown was the period of national lockdown regulations from 26 March 2020 to 4 July 2020.The second lockdown was the period of national...
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10th Feb
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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 8th Feb
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the coronavirus pandemic has caused the UK to expedite new insolvency provisions, both of a temporary and permanent nature....
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5th Feb
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This Q&A outlines some key considerations for a public body drafting grant funding agreements. Circumstances will vary from one project to another and...
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3rd Feb
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Article 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)TFEU, art 56 prohibits EU Member States from restricting the freedom to...
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3rd Feb
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Barrett of Cloisters 2nd Feb

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