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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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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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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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Statutory requirement to have regard to the development plan in planning application decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission...
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8th Apr
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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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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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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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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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There are three ways in which a local planning authority (LPA) may take enforcement action against unauthorised works, or potential/impending future...
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8th Apr
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Statutory duty to consider heritage impacts in determining planning applicationsSection 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)...
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22nd Mar
Q&As
There is no statutory basis which expressly permits or prohibits an applicant amending the red line on a planning application before it is determined....
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11th Mar
Practice notes
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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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
Practice notes
Role of material considerations in planning decisionsWhen considering an application for planning permission or permission in principle, section 70(2)...
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3rd Mar
Practice notes
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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