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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Highways, street works and statutory undertakersCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 19th May
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Off-street parking ordersSTOP PRESS: the Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Act 2017 came into force on 27 June 2017 and has introduced a change to...
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19th May
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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How to obtain a writ of control—High Court judgmentsThis Practice Note concerns provisions of the CPR and related legislation (The Tribunals, Courts...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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What is the purposive approach to statutory interpretation?Purposive (teleological) constructionThe purposive approach has its roots in legal systems...
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19th May
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What effect does the service of a notice of seeking possession (NOSP) have on the legal status of a secure tenant? When does a secure tenancy end, on...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 19th May
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Call-off procedures under framework agreementsBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 19th May
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Demoted tenanciesCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals...
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19th May
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Assignment and succession of tenancyCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Sexual entertainment licensingWhat is a sex establishmentThe Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982 (as amended) (LG(MP)A 1982) creates...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Grunert of John Gaunt Solicitors 19th May
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The standstill periodWhat is the standstill period?When a contracting authority reaches its decision on the award of a public contract subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 19th May
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Teacher serious misconduct in EnglandCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA...
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19th May
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Child protection conferencesPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 19th May
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Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—governance tracker [Archived]This archived tracker tracked key developments, legislation, guidance and briefing notes relating...
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3rd Sep
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Capping public sector exit payments—pensions implicationsFollowing two periods of consultation (the first in 2015 and the second in 2016), the...
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24th Aug
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Revenue budget monitoringLocal authorities, in line with most public sector organisations, must manage their affairs within defined budgets. As bodies...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen of Ichabod's Industries Limited 24th Aug
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Capital financeCapital finance differs from revenue finance as revenue expenditure has to be met from current income whereas capital expenditure can...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen of Ichabod's Industries Limited 24th Aug
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Housing revenue accountThis Practice Note covers the local authority housing revenue account (HRA) in England. Technically the HRA legislation...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Aisbett of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 24th Aug
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Audits and auditors—EnglandLocal authority external audits in England are unique in the way they operate. They are more legalistic than the audits of...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Sheen 24th Aug
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Financial accountingLocal authorities have complex financial arrangements, allocating resources and controlling spending across a wide range of...
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Produced in partnership with John Layton Associates and Stephen Sheen of Ichabod Industries Limited 24th Aug
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Audits and auditors—WalesThe Auditor General for Wales is responsible for the audit of the accounts of local government bodies in Wales as part of...
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24th Aug
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Can local authorities allow political parties to use their premises for their campaigning?Some local authorities issue a Code of Conduct or Guidance...
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24th Aug
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Are combined authorities by legislation required to have an internal audit committee?The process of devolution has resulted in power and control being...
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24th Aug
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Under sections 44–46 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (now repealed), the Audit Commission had powers to require public bodies to publish information...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 24th Aug
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Can a local authority secure repayment of grants for property improvements if the owner sells within five years of the grant by way of a local land...
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24th Aug
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Capping the size of public sector exit payments—the revoked 2020 regulations [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note sets out the workings of...
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24th Aug
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Claw-back of public sector exit paymentsNB: This Practice Note discusses legislation that is not yet in force. Implementation of this legislation has...
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24th Aug
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Government proposals to reform public sector exit paymentsThis Practice Note considers legislation which has been revoked and proposals not yet in...
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24th Aug
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