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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
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
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
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
Practice notes
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
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
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
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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Q&As
Design contests are defined as follows in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 2:'those procedures which enable a...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
Q&As
Limiting the number of bids a tenderer can submitA contracting authority (CA) may wish to limit the number of bids a tenderer may submit in a public...
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15th Feb
Q&As
In answering this Q&A we have considered whether, prior to concluding a public contract tendered under the restricted procedure, the contract terms...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 15th Feb
Practice notes
State aid—generallyThe European Union Rules (EU rules) on state aid prohibit member states from granting aid or assistance which distorts or threatens...
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14th Feb
Precedents
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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14th Feb
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IntroductionThe Authority intends to award a [contract OR framework agreement] for [requirement OR project]The procurement is subject to the Public...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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[On Headed Paper][Insert Date][Address of bidder]Dear [Contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if tenderer is a...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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[On Headed Paper][Insert Date] [Address of bidder]Dear [Contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if tenderer is a...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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STOP PRESS: This Precedent is currently being reviewed as part of our quality control processes, so that we can undertake checks on the document...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson LLP 14th Feb
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Our ref: [Insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s reference][Insert name of successful tenderer]By email: [Insert...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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Our ref: [insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [insert enquirer’s reference][Insert enquirer’s details and address][Date]Dear Dear [insert...
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14th Feb
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[On headed paper][Insert date][Address of bidder]Dear [Insert contact name noted in the Selection Questionnaire] or [Insert name of nominated lead...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 14th Feb
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[On Headed Paper][Insert Date] 20[●][Address of bidder provided in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire]Dear [Contact name noted in the Pre-Qualification...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact name of nominated lead organisation if...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 14th Feb
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[On Headed Paper][Insert Date][Address of bidder provided in the initial expression of interest in response to the PIN]Dear [Contact name noted in the...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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[On Headed Paper][Insert Date][Address of bidder provided in expression of interest]Dear [Contact name noted in the expression of interest or insert...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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Our ref: [Insert Authority’s reference]Your ref: [Insert tenderer’s reference][Insert tenderer’s name]By email: [Insert tenderer’s email...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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[On Headed Paper][Date][Address of bidder]Dear [Contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if bidder is a...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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[On Headed Paper][Date][Address of bidder]Dear [Contact name noted in the SQ or insert name of nominated lead organisation if bidder is a...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 14th Feb
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[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 14th Feb

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