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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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This Q&A examines liquidated damages and penalty clauses in the context of the following example scenario: The NHS pays a dental practice a set amount...
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10th May
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This tracker is focused on healthcare and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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7th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): in light of the coronavirus crisis, the government announced temporary measures to support the employed. For more detail on...
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Produced in partnership with David Smith of DLA Piper 7th May
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This Practice Note covers two forms of court procedure that arise in deprivation of liberty cases:•applications that arise where the lawfulness of the...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Chambers 27th Apr
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Forthcoming Change: On 11 February 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care published its legislative proposals for a new Health and Care Bill,...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Fullwood of Pinsent Masons 21st Apr
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A memorandum of understanding is a statement of intent between two or more public bodies to work together which outlines broad objectives and...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Spencer-Lane 14th Apr
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In June 2010, a full public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Foundation NHS Trust was announced. This was following concerns about standards of care...
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14th Apr
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 12th Apr
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Data security is a cornerstone of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The sixth data protection principle (the integrity and...
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9th Apr
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What is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and what does it do?National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is a...
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9th Apr
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The medical degreeStudying medicine is a popular career choice and over the years it has become extremely competitive to secure a place at medical...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Chambers 9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Spencer-Lane and Neil Grant of Gordon's Solicitors 9th Apr
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Key healthcare bodies in EnglandBodyRoleRegulatorsDepartment of Health (DH) and Secretary of State for HealthA Ministerial Department which also...
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9th Apr
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Note that this Practice Note addresses only English law. Following devolution there are now differences between the English and Welsh rules on many...
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9th Apr
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A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that enables an individual (the ‘donor’) to appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’ or...
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9th Apr
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On 1 April 2007, sections 42 and 43 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) came into force. Between them these sections brought into operation a...
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9th Apr
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Safeguarding issues frequently underpin or arise in welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection and this Practice Note addresses how such issues...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Chambers 9th Apr
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What does effective governance mean in the public sector?The function of governance is to ensure that an organisation or partnership fulfils its...
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Produced in partnership with Lisa Larsen of PPL 9th Apr
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Any consultation exercise carried out by a public authority in relation to a proposed decision must be conducted at a time when proposals are at a...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Apr
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A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) does what the name suggests—it’s a way of assessing the data protection impact of a particular project or...
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