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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
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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
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
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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
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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Occasionally, an employer/developer might ask its contractor to start building work before planning permission for the project has been granted by the...
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22nd Jan
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The procedural legal requirements relating to enforcement notices (ENs) are set out in sections 172 and 173 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990...
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22nd Jan
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Local planning authorities (LPAs) can issue a temporary stop notice (TSN), where it appears to them that there has been a breach of planning control...
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22nd Jan
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Breach of condition notices are governed by section 187A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990). TCPA 1990, s 187A applies where...
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22nd Jan
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There is no express power in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for a local planning authority (LPA) to formally withdraw a planning application...
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22nd Jan
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The previous incarnation of Enterprise Zones (EZs) were announced by Geoffrey Howe in his 1980 Budget. They were largely similar to EZs established in...
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22nd Jan
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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) defines discounted market sales housing as housing ‘sold at a discount of at least 20% below local...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Knowles and Sarah Rhodes of Sharpe Pritchard LLP 22nd Jan
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Where the planning application relates to a site that straddles one or more local planning authority boundaries, the applicant must submit identical...
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22nd Jan
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Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd confirmed that architect drawings used to obtain planning permission can be sufficiently ‘original’ to...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy LLB of Lanyon Bowdler LLP 22nd Jan
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Requirement for ownership certificatesUnder the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010, articles 11 and 12,...
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22nd Jan
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As a general rule, a decision of a local planning authority (LPA) to grant planning permission under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA...
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22nd Jan
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The answer to this question will depend upon the nature of the authority involved.The Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992, SI 1992/1492...
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Produced in partnership with Christine Willmore of University of Bristol Law School 22nd Jan
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A certificate of lawfulness of existing use or development (CLEUD) under section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) cannot be...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 22nd Jan
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For the purposes of this answer it is assumed that reserved matters are reserved. Outline and reserved matters conditions vary widely and...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy of Lanyon Bowdler 22nd Jan
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Planning obligations run with the land and so are enforceable against successors in title. Therefore if the planning authority acquires the land...
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22nd Jan

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