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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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Local authority external audits in England are unique in the way they operate. They are more legalistic than the audits of companies and they extend...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen 16th Jan
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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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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 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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What is Council tax and what is its purpose?The council tax was introduced as the primary source of collecting income from local residents by local...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th Jan
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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 16th 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 John Atkinson 16th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on National Non-domestic Rates (NNDR) measures relaxed by the treasury during the...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 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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Discussion of employment issues in local government fall into three areas:•normal employment law issues, such as those concerning discrimination, fair...
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Produced in partnership with Philip McCourt 16th 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 Philip McCourt 16th Jan
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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 16th Jan
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This Practice Note refers only to the law in England; note that different provisions apply to Wales.The public has a right to expect high standards of...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Keith-Lucas and Anthea Lowe of Bevan Brittan and North West Leicestershire District Council 16th Jan
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Statutory user rights—backgroundStatutory user rights arose to assist local councils after the 1974 reorganisation of local government. Before the...
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16th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)This content is affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further details, see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit....
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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) requires public authorities not to act in ways which are incompatible with the rights guaranteed by the European...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 13th Jan
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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) comprises:•a general equality duty—the...
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Produced in partnership with Zoe Bedford of Ellis Whittam 13th Jan
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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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