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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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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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[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer provided in request for clarification]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 12th Jan
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan

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The Gambling Act 2005 (GA 2005) defines a gaming machine very widely as ‘a machine that is designed or adapted for use by people to gamble (whether or...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 16th Jan
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STOP PRESS: The Department for Transport has introduced new statutory standards for taxi and private hire vehicles (PHV) across England and Wales to...
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Produced in partnership with Freddie Humphreys of Kings Chambers 16th Jan
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A premises licence is required to authorise the provision of gambling facilities at:•casino premises•bingo premises•betting premises, including tracks...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 16th Jan
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The provision of regulated entertainment is a licensable activity and a qualifying club activity under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003).To provide...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 16th Jan
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The Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) governs the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment (hot...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Smith of Squire Patton Boggs 16th Jan
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What is a sex establishment?Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (LG(MP)A 1982), as amended by section 27 of the...
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Produced in partnership with Freddie Humphreys of Kings Chambers 16th Jan
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IntroductionThis Practice Note provides an introduction to the Gambling Commission and explains how it regulates the gambling industry in the...
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16th Jan
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This guide to gambling law outlines the legal issues most pertinent to the gambling industry, and is designed for general commercial lawyers looking...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Rohsler of Memery Crystal 16th Jan
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What is a sex establishmentThe Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982 (as amended) (LG(MP)A 1982) creates four distinct 'sex...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Grunert of John Gaunt Solicitors 16th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note summarises the application, purpose, content and structure of the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) as it applies to England and...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips 16th Jan
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Licensed premises owners and operators must consider and implement health and safety law in the workplace like all other employers. Undoubtedly, a...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Smith of Squire Patton Boggs 16th Jan
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Gambling Act 2005 offencesThe Gambling Act 2005 (GA 2005) introduced a new regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain,...
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16th Jan
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This Practice Note covers several topics relating to potential offences committed when a taxi or private hire vehicle ‘touts’ or solicits for...
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Produced in partnership with Freddie Humphreys and Mark Howells of Kings Chambers 16th Jan
Practice notes
The government measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have changed significantly during the course of the pandemic from the...
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13th Jan
Q&As
Since the very first time an application for review was resolved by agreement between the parties before a hearing was held by the licensing...
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Produced in partnership with David Wilson of a2z licensing 8th Jan
Q&As
The High Court has repeatedly stated that each case must be decided on its own facts. The behavior set out below is likely to be considered...
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Produced in partnership with David Wilson of a2z licensing 8th Jan
Practice notes
Gambling Commission investigationsThe Gambling Commission regulates the commercial gambling industry in Great Britain.The Commission has published a...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 8th Jan
Q&As
Wholesale supplies or retail sales?The wholesale supply of alcohol, referred to as ‘controlled liquor’, is defined and regulated by the Alcoholic...
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Produced in partnership with David Wilson of a2z licensing 8th Jan
Q&As
Unlike the more modern regime provided for by the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) and the accompanying regulations in relation to alcohol, entertainment...
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Produced in partnership with David Wilson of a2z licensing 8th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note aims to provide practical guidance to those working within a local authority in England or Wales to deal with licensing fees and...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Smith of Squire Patton Boggs 8th Jan

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