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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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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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16th Mar
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Background—EU law in the UKPre-exit dayThe European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972) was introduced and intended to give effect to the UK's obligations...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 16th Mar
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020), the emergency legislation passed with the aim to control the spread of coronavius (COVID-19), received Royal...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 11th Mar
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Tiered restrictions from 2 DecemberAlthough the measures of England’s second national lockdown in November eased the burden on the NHS, it was not...
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8th Mar
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This new starter guide provides an introduction to Local Government law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to Local Government...
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8th Mar
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As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal...
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2nd Mar
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As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting out the legal terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the...
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15th Feb
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The UK’s position under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), a plurilateral agreement providing access to...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 15th Feb
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Current legal positionAt present, the result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 has had no effect on UK law or on the legal relationship between the...
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Produced in partnership with Jorren Knibbe of Guildhall Chambers 15th Feb
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Until formal notice is given under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (TEU), the UK remains part of the EU and therefore subject to all the regulations,...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke 15th Feb
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These training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training seminars on issues arising in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Spencer-Lane 14th Feb
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This Q&A explains the impact of the enactment of Part 1 of Schedule 16 to the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) and CA 2020, ss 37–38, requiring the...
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13th Feb
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ARCHIVED: These archived training materials provide information on Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February...
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Produced in partnership with Wesley Hall of DAC Beachcroft LLP 12th Feb
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Traders seeking to rely on force majeure provisions in their contracts with consumers for delays in performance caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19),...
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11th Feb
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The first lockdown was the period of national lockdown regulations from 26 March 2020 to 4 July 2020.The second lockdown was the period of national...
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10th Feb
Precedents
The training materials are customisable.Click the links below to download the training presentation and speaker notes.Contents•What is the EU...
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29th Jan

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