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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the doctrine of consideration and the key role it plays in English law in determining whether a contract is enforceable.A...
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9th Nov
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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or...
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9th Nov
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An intention to create legal relations is requiredThere are various situations in which a court will hold that an agreement is not binding because,...
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9th Nov

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GuidanceGuidance on enforcement in respect of breaches of planning control is set out in:•Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) in England, and•Development...
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8th 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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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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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 Practice Note explains the offences which may be committed under either the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) or the Planning...
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8th Apr
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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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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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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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8th Apr
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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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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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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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Overview of enforcement time limitsSection 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) sets out time limits, after which no enforcement...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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For the purposes of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control is subject to enforcement action. For these...
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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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ContextCommunity Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied by charging authorities in respect of development. Charging authorities are generally...
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8th Apr

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