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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
Practice notes
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
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
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 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
Practice notes
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
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
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
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Q&As
Under section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (NHSA 2006), local authorities and NHS bodies may enter into a written agreement in relation...
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7th Dec
Q&As
Registration of persons carrying on regulated activitiesGP practices must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).Section 10 of the...
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7th Dec
Q&As
We refer you to Practice Notes: Commissioning of health and social care by local authorities and Local authority statutory functions with regard to...
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7th Dec
Q&As
MaladministrationMaladministration generally involves a complaint to the relevant ombudsman that a public body has acted inappropriately in the...
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7th Dec
Q&As
We have provided brief information on the taking of DNA samples in the context of a criminal investigation and DNA samples taken in other...
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7th Dec
Q&As
This Q&A focuses on the application of the ‘Immigration health charge’ imposed by the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors)...
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7th Dec
Q&As
Can an NHS trust be granted a residential lease?An NHS trust may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of or...
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7th Dec
Q&As
The National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/500 (the Regulations) set out the objective...
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7th Dec
Q&As
In the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDCA 2009), the only definition of ‘public authorities’ is covered in s 23,...
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7th Dec
Q&As
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
Q&As
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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6th Dec
Q&As
The National Health Service (NHS) came into operation on 5 July 1948 to nationalise voluntary and local authority hospitals. This was done by vesting...
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30th Nov
Q&As
Challenging the decision of a public authorityWe were not clear as to the type of policy to be challenged, therefore, we have assumed that this Q&A is...
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29th Nov

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