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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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13th Apr
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What is a 'called-in application'?Most planning applications and applications for listed building consent are decided locally by the relevant local...
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12th 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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Interpreting planning permission post Trump and AshfordInterpreting planning permission by reference to application documents and extrinsic...
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What are planning use swaps and how do they arise?There is no specific legislation governing planning use swaps.The need for use swaps can arise where...
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8th Apr
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Scope of the public sector equality duty (PSED)Aim of the PSEDThe PSED imposed by section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) seeks to tackle...
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8th Apr
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Local authorities are not immune from having to obtain planning permission to develop land. The grant of planning permission by any local authority to...
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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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What is a design and access statement?A design and access statement (DAS) is a concise report accompanying certain applications for planning...
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8th Apr
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Circumstances in which the duty to give reasons for planning decisions arisesIn 2013, the duty to give reasons for the grant of planning permission by...
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8th Apr
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Scope of bias and pre-determination in planning casesBias and pre-determination can be an issue in planning cases where a planning decision-maker,...
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8th Apr
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What is twin-tracking?Tactical or ‘twin-tracked’ planning applications refers to the process of submitting more than one planning application to a...
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8th Apr
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Statutory requirement to have regard to the development plan in planning application decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission...
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What is a planning performance agreement?Planning performance agreements (PPA) are optional memorandum of understanding or agreements between an...
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8th Apr
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What is permission in principle (PiP)?The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) introduced PiP, a type of automatic consent for housing-led...
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8th Apr
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IntroductionPlanning applications have to be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise....
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8th Apr
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Planning-related fees are charged so that developers, rather than taxpayers in general, meet the costs incurred by local planning authorities (LPAs)...
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