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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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1st 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 outbreak...
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1st 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
Practice notes
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
Q&As
Anyone can make a planning application for the development of land. The applicant does not need to own the land to which the applicatio...
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19th Feb
Q&As
We refer you to Practice Note: Determining planning applications—material considerations, which sets out the tests for material considerations...
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15th Feb
Q&As
Section 65(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) provides that:•a development order can make provisions requiring notice to be...
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15th Feb
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Unless the statement of planning policy has been quashed by a decision of the court, the fact that a particular policy statement is the subject of an...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
The planning application making reference to the development of some social housing within the scheme does not mean that the council is obliged to...
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Produced in partnership with Abigail Pritchard-Hooper of Lanyon Bowdler 22nd Jan
Q&As
Enforcement of TPOs and offencesAuthorities have a range of enforcement powers to deal with breaches of planning control in relation to Tree...
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22nd Jan
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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22nd Jan
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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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22nd Jan
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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 22nd Jan
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The tilted balance in paragraph 11(d) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) applies where there are no relevant development plan policies,...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of 33 Bedford Row 22nd Jan

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