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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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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
Precedents
[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer provided in request for clarification]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 12th Jan
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan

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This table outlines the minimum time limits by which bidders have to respond to advertised public procurements, based on Crown Commercial Service...
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22nd Feb
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Catherine Wolfenden of Osborne Clarke 22nd Feb
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Distinction between selection and award criteriaThis Practice Note focusses on award criteria and the different types of evaluation methodologies that...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Ramshaw of Hempsons 22nd Feb
Q&As
Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 (SI 2015/102, reg 72) is aimed at clarifying the extent to which...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 33(2) defines a framework agreement as:‘an agreement between one or more contracting...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson LLP 15th Feb
Q&As
This Q&A only considers the position regarding an above-threshold public contract tendered under the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015), SI...
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15th Feb
Q&As
It is assumed that this query relates to a below-threshold public procurement exercise using the light touch regime (LTR) under the Public Contracts...
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15th Feb
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Although pre-procurement engagement with the market is not a new feature of public procurement, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
Q&As
The UK’s position under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), a plurilateral agreement providing access to...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 15th Feb
Q&As
Variation of public contractsThe Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 72 is aimed at clarifying the extent to which...
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15th Feb
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In the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Street v Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre, which was also referred to by Jackson LJ in Mid Essex...
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15th Feb
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We have assumed that:‘This query relates to the competitive procedure with negotiation under regulation 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015,...
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15th Feb
Q&As
In a public procurement exercise regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 , a contracting authority may award a...
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Produced in partnership with Joseph Dalby SC of The 36 Group 15th Feb
Q&As
If a contracting authority’s standard form contracts do not already contain provisions which allow for termination in the circumstances specified in...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Bassett of Dentons UKMEA LLP 15th Feb
Q&As
A contracting authority might wish to invite a bidder to correct a mistake in a tender submission for a public contract. Such a correction might serve...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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In conducting our research we have focussed on above-threshold procurement exercises regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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In answering this Q&A, we have assumed that the scenario relates to an above-threshold contract for social or other specific services listed in...
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15th Feb

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