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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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Fitness to practise processWhen a concern is raised in relation to a registrant, the General Dental Council (GDC) will consider whether it is the...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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General Dental CouncilThe General Dental Council (GDC) is the statutory body that regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the UK, pursuant...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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What are Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)?Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are National Health Service (NHS) organisations, comprising a...
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Produced in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard 26th Feb
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Presumption of capacity for adultsSection 1(2) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) creates a presumption of capacity for adults. In the absence...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Sharp of RJR Legal Ltd 25th Feb
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The Public Guardian is a statutory office-holder and an appointee of the Lord Chancellor. The holder of the role of Public Guardian is also chief...
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25th Feb
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Under section 86 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (NHSA 2006), National Health Service (NHS) England may enter into a general medical services...
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13th Feb
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along with our subtopic: Regulation of healthcare providers which you may find useful.Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (HSCA 2008), the Care...
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13th Feb
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has responsibility under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (HSCA 2008) for regulating bodies, including...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 12th Feb
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The term 'non dispensing pharmacy' is not defined in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020, SI...
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20th Jan
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Since the Health and Social Care 2012 (HSCA 2012) entered into force, most NHS procurement is under the responsibility of the National Health Service...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (LA(GS)A 1970) is a short statute, comprising of only three sections. Most of the detail is set...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
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The deprivation of liberty safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They aim to ensure that adults who lack capacity to consent to being...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Spencer-Lane 8th Jan
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The question of liability for causing psychiatric illness is a wide topic. Each case will be heavily fact dependent. This Q&A will only set out the...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 8th Jan
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Electric-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are currently regulated in the UK as a consumer product which do not require products to be tested before being put...
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26th Dec
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Pursuant to section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MeHA 1983), the relevant clinical commissioning group, local health board and local social...
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7th Dec
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Starting a proceeding under section 29Under section 29 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MeHA 1983), the County Court may direct that the functions of...
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7th Dec
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Transfer of land after PCTsAs a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA 2012), primary care trusts (PCTs) and strategic health authorities...
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7th Dec

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