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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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The UK public procurement regime derives from EU procurement laws and is therefore impacted by Brexit. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK ceased...
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10th May
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On 24 December 2020, the European Commission and UK government announced an agreement in principle on the legal terms of the future UK-EU...
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10th May
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[Insert name of contracting authority]Tender for [Insert name of Procurement Exercise]Tender Reference: [Insert the Contracting Authority’s tender...
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Produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson 7th May
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[Insert name of Contracting Authority]Tender for [Insert name of Procurement Exercise]Tender Reference: [Insert the Contracting Authority’s tender...
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Produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson 7th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder]Dear [[Insert contact name] OR [Insert name of nominated lead organisation if bidder is a...
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Produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson 7th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 7th May
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What is climate change adaptation?Climate change adaptation refers to predicting any adverse effects of climate change and foreseeing ways to prevent...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 5th May
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There are basically two types of consultants that are used in public procurement:•consultants with technical knowledge of what is being procured (such...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 5th May
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IntroductionA contracting authority may decide to discontinue an award procedure. This Practice Note covers:•the discretion to discontinue and when...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 5th May
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STOP PRESS: This Precedent is currently being reviewed as part of our routine quality control processes. On completion of the review the status of the...
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4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder]Dear [[Insert contact name] OR [Insert name of nominated lead organisation if bidder is a...
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Produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date] [Insert address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name]Procurement: [Insert procurement name/reference]Contract Notice...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder provided in the initial expression of interest in response to the PIN]Dear [Insert contact...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date] [Insert address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Insert address of bidder provided in expression of interest]Dear [Insert contact name noted in the expression of...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date] [Insert details and address of enquirer]Authority’s ref: [Insert reference]Your ref: [Insert enquirer’s reference]Dear...
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4th May
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[On headed paper][Insert date] [Insert address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name or name of nominated lead organisation if bidder is a...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 4th May

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