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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
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
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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
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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 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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Where a multi-supplier framework includes provision for varying the terms for each call-off, where in the procurement/contract documents should this...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
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The grounds for using the negotiated procedure without a notice are set out in regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Ramshaw of Hempsons 8th Jan
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In September 2016, the government introduced a standardised selection questionnaire (SQ) for use in public procurement, which replaced the previous...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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This Q&A focuses on public procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102.As a general rule, PCR 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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Is there a time limit for notifying tenderers of the outcome of a public procurement exercise?While there is no set time limit for notifying tenderers...
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Produced in partnership with Marina Javed of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
Q&As
The Concession Contracts Regulations 2016, SI 2016/273 (CCR 2016), were laid in Parliament in March 2016 and came into force on 18 April 2016,...
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26th Dec
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Reservation of contractsRegulations 20 and 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015), concern the reservation of contracts....
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26th Dec
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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24th Dec
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In conducting our research we have focussed on public procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102.How does Brexit...
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24th Dec
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The EU Procurement Directives provide that they shall apply to contracts where the estimated value of the contract is no less than the financial...
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24th Dec
Practice notes
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (PS(SV)A 2012) requires contracting authorities to consider how they can improve the social impact of...
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7th Dec
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We have assumed for the purposes of this Q&A that the framework agreement contemplated is subject to Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI...
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7th Dec
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The EU Procurement Directives provide that they shall apply to contracts where the estimated value of the contract is no less than the financial...
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7th Dec
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Eligibility and selection in public procurementContracting authorities conducting a public procurement exercise under the Public Contracts Regulations...
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6th Dec
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What is a DPS?A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) allows a contracting authority to purchase goods, services and works for which they have a regular...
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29th Nov
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What is the scope of application for the standard selection questionnaire?The ‘Standard Selection Questionnaire’ section in Practice Note:...
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29th Nov

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