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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 9th Nov
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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 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 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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 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 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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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov

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Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control is subject to enforcement action. Such a breach can include...
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1st Dec
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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1st Dec
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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30th Nov
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Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control is subject to enforcement action. For these purposes, a breach...
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30th Nov
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There is a duty on local planning authorities (LPA) under section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to take into account the development...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy of Lanyon Bowdler 29th Nov
Q&As
There does not appear to be any authoritative commentary regarding the scope of the Secretary of State’s (SoS) power under the section 100 of Town and...
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29th Nov
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Under section 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), development becomes immune from enforcement if no action is taken:•within...
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29th Nov
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Breach of condition notices are governed by section 187A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990). TCPA 1990, s 187A applies where...
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29th Nov
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Where it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to take enforcement action...
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29th Nov
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Requirement for ownership certificatesUnder the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010, articles 11 and 12,...
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29th Nov
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A certificate of lawfulness of existing use or development (CLEUD) under section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) cannot be...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 29th Nov
Q&As
The short answer is that a local planning authority (LPA) is not liable in negligence for any shortcomings in pre-application advice it provides, even...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 29th Nov
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There is no express power in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for a local planning authority (LPA) to formally withdraw a planning application...
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29th Nov
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Breach of condition noticesThe Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) makes provision with regards to planning law. When planning permission...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 29th Nov
Q&As
BackgroundSafeguarded wharves are wharves located in the London boroughs that are protected through formal safeguarding directions and planning policy...
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29th Nov
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It is an established principle of planning law that any person can apply for planning permission for the development of land, irrespective of whether...
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29th Nov
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Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd confirmed that architect drawings used to obtain planning permission can be sufficiently ‘original’ to...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy LLB of Lanyon Bowdler LLP 29th Nov

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