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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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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The power to chargeThe Local Government Act 2003 (LGA 2003) introduced new provisions in relation to trading and charging. See Practice Note: Local...
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7th Dec
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We refer you to our Practice Note: Meetings—executive decision-making process, which outlines the three main types of local government model for...
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7th Dec
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Sch 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972) outlines how to give valid notice to members of a public meeting.LGA 1972, Sch 12, Pt I, para 4(1A)...
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7th Dec
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7th Dec
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Revoking byelaws before 3 March 2016Revoking or amending byelaws was previously covered by the Local Government Act 1972. This procedure still applies...
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7th Dec
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The legislative framework for members’ allowances is contained in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the Local Government Act 2000 and the...
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7th Dec
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A local authority must, in certain circumstances, hold a referendum under section 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 (LGA 2000) (on proposals for...
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7th Dec
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Under Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (LA(GS)A 1970) local authorities are able to trade any administrative, professional or technical...
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7th Dec
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A joint committee is a committee consisting of members of two or more authorities established for the joint discharge of any functions of those...
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7th Dec
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Local authorityIn general terms, a local authority is subject to the ordinary principles of civil law and may be convicted of a criminal offence. For...
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7th Dec
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MaladministrationMaladministration generally involves a complaint to the relevant ombudsman that a public body has acted inappropriately in the...
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7th Dec
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Local government lawyers may provide their professional services under section 1(b) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970:'Supply of...
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7th Dec
Practice notes
Chairing meetingsIf the chairman of a local authority meeting (also referred to as the mayor or maer in a city or borough council where there is no...
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7th Dec
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Under the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011), the adoption of a national code of conduct was abolished and local authorities (LAs)were given the power to...
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28th Sep
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A local authority is defined in section 270(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972) as ‘a county council, a district council, a London borough...
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28th Sep
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‘Maladministration’ is not defined by statute but is usually thought to include something that happened in connection with action taken by or on...
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28th Sep
Practice notes
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigates complaints of maladministration and/or service failure.MaladministrationMaladministration...
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