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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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What counts as mitigation and when can it be taken into accountMitigation evidence can include evidence about the circumstances leading up to the...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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Nursing and Midwifery CouncilThe Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives practising in the UK. All...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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The role of the ICThe Investigating Committee (IC) is a screening committee; it meets in private and its discussions are confidential. Parties...
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Produced in partnership with Keziah Pearson of Capsticks Solicitors LLP 9th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the sanctions that the Health and Social Work Professions Council (HCPC) fitness to practice committee panel can impose....
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 9th Apr
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Interim OrdersInterim Orders may be made if they are necessary to protect the public or in the public interest or in the registrant's interest prior...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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Standard Procedural Directions Table—General Optical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules Order 2013, SI 2013/2537, Sch, para 29Direction...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. In...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 9th Apr
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Role of the Investigating CommitteeThe role of the Investigating Committee (IC) panel is to consider:•a fitness to practise (FTP) allegation, or•an...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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Initial consideration and referral of allegationsAn allegation against a registrant must initially be considered by the Registrar of the General...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 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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29th Mar
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Regulation as a medical deviceAn app may, depending on the specific characteristics and intended use, fall within the definition of a medical device....
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29th Mar
Practice notes
No actionThe power to take no action following a finding of impairment survives the introduction of the latest edition of the General Medical Council...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 26th Mar
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Immediate orders following determination on sanctionWhere a sanction has been imposed, it will not take effect until after the end of the 28-day...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 25th Mar
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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24th Mar
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The Investigation CommitteeThe Investigation Committee considers allegations referred to it by the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC).Its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 24th Mar
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Referral to the GMC case examinersAt the conclusion of the initial investigation stage, if the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC)...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 24th Mar
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Procedure before a Medical Practitioners TribunalThe role of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) (formerly known as the Fitness to Practise...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 23rd Mar
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Interim orders tribunalsAn interim orders tribunal (IOT), which was previously known as an Interim Orders Panel, is constituted under Schedule 1 of...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 19th Mar

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