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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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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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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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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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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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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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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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What is biodiversity net gain?Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state after...
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9th Apr
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BackgroundSafeguarded wharves are wharves located in the London boroughs that are protected through formal safeguarding directions and planning policy...
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9th Apr
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This archived Practice Note provides an overview of the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the 2012 version of the...
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8th Apr
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Technical Advice Note (TAN) 5 provides advice about how the land use planning system in Wales should contribute to protecting and enhancing...
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8th Apr
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This archived Practice Note provides an introduction to the 2012 version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF), looking at the concept...
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8th Apr
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Contents•Context•Overview of viability in planning•National planning policy and guidance•Viability assessments in practice•Appeals•Section 106...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Gorst and Thomas Evans of Gerald Eve LLP 8th Apr
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What is the duty to cooperate?The duty to cooperate was created by the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning authorities (LPAs),...
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8th Apr
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ContextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 21 provides advice about how the land use planning system in Wales should contribute to sustainable waste resource...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the main changes to national planning policy brought about by the publication of revised versions of the National Planning...
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8th Apr
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Planning policy is contained primarily within national policy documents and the development plan.Welsh national planning policy is contained...
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8th Apr
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National Policy Statements (NPSs) are statutory documents published in accordance with the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008). They set out the government's...
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8th Apr
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The planning functions in the Greater London area are exercised by:•the Mayor of London (the Mayor)•the 32 London Boroughs•the City of London...
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9th Mar
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Policy contextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales (PPW), and should be...
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9th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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3rd Mar
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BackgroundIn October 2011, an independent advisory group was established to review the delivery of the planning system in Wales. In 2014, the advisory...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 3rd Mar
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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2nd Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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25th Feb
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Why is planning policy important?Planning policy:•determines the type and location of development in an area•helps to achieve key objectives of local...
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25th Feb
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Versions of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)The original version of the NPPF came into force in England on 27 March 2012 (the 2012 NPPF),...
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25th Feb
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Effective spatial planning is an important part of a successful response to climate change, as it can influence the emission of greenhouse gases....
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25th Feb

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