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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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The role of the GMCThe General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK.The legal basis of the GMC's power derives...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 19th Mar
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Solicitors must consider the mental capacity of their clients in everything they do. The consideration of such capacity will occur where:•there is a...
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15th Mar
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Note that this Practice Note does not address specific practice alterations caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These are addressed in this...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Chambers 15th Mar
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Solicitors are not expected to be able to make a clinical diagnosis of a person's mental state but there are a number of tests and assessments that...
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15th Mar
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Initial investigationThe General Medical Council (GMC) normally only investigates complaints that could require action to remove or restrict a...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 11th Mar
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Review, revocation and extension of interim ordersAn interim order is an order made by the General Medical Council (GMC) interim orders tribunal...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 5th Mar
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What is a review hearing?The rules relating to review hearings are contained in rules 18–22 of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 5th Mar
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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 Matthew Corrie of Blake Morgan LLP 5th Mar
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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 Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 5th Mar
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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 Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 5th Mar
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The NHS complaints procedureA patient’s search for a proper explanation about what went wrong, for an apology and for a promise that such mistakes...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Chambers 4th Mar
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NHSX recently launched a brand new information governance portal providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for NHS policies and guidance. NHSX is the NHS body...
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Produced in partnership with Jaspreet Takhar of Baker McKenzie 1st Mar
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Objectives and proportionalityThe main reason for imposing sanctions is to protect the public. This is the ‘overarching objective’ which now has...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 1st Mar
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Practice committeesWhere the Case Examiners (CEs) or the Investigating Committee (IC) have referred an allegation to a Practice Committee, the...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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Interim Orders CommitteeThe Interim Orders Committee (IOC) is a statutory committee of the Council, which may impose interim orders for suspension or...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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Sanctions availableIf a Practice Committee determines that a registrant’s fitness to practise is currently impaired, it will then go on to consider...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
Practice notes
For information on the role, powers and procedures of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 26th Feb
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Function of the Investigating CommitteeThe role of the Case Examiners (CEs) and, if the CEs cannot reach a unanimous decision, the Investigating...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
Practice notes
Appealable registration decisionsThe Registration Appeals Committee (RAC) considers appeals from dental professionals in relation to appealable...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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Powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating CommitteeThe Case Examiners (CEs) may:•adjourn consideration of an allegation in order for further...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb

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