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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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What IP rights are there?Most businesses will be familiar with the main IP rights of trade marks, patents, design rights and copyright. However, many...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming of Appleyard Lee 26th Mar
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Local housing authorities (LHAs) have a duty to effectively implement mandatory licensing in their district. Prior to 1 October 2018, not all houses...
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25th Mar
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What is selective licensing?Selective licensing is a licensing regime for private landlords that applies to a specified area designated by the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 25th Mar
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It is mandatory for a landlord of a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to have a licence. Currently, a large HMO is usually one which is rented...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 25th Mar
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Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the exercise of public functions by public bodies. It is a...
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23rd Mar
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Judicial review in Scotland evolved separately from England and Wales which accounts for its unique features and terminology. However, in recent years...
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23rd Mar
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When making public space protection order (PSPO), a local authority is required to adhere to sections 59–75 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and...
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23rd Mar
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Revoking byelaws before 3 March 2016Revoking or amending byelaws was previously covered by the Local Government Act 1972. This procedure still applies...
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23rd Mar
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The UK public procurement regulations apply to public contracts in-scope, where the estimated value of the contract is no less than the financial...
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22nd Mar
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Damages may be available from an EU Member State if it is found to have breached an individual's right under an EU law provision which has direct...
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19th Mar
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Any holder of a licence under the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989) is deemed to be a statutory undertaker and his undertaking a statutory undertaking...
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17th Mar
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The first thing to bear in mind is that courts are updating their processes and guidance, sometimes daily at present, so you should check with the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Adams of Partner  Gosschalks 16th Mar
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Generally, it would be reasonable for a member of the public to rely on the ostensible authority of the senior officer if they appear or purport to...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl, Solicitor to the Council and Head of Legal Services of Suffolk County Council 15th Mar
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This Q&A does not specify whether a judgment and/or charging order have already been obtained or whether there is an intention to issue proceedings...
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12th Mar
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The Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols (the Practice Direction) sets out the conduct and steps the court will normally expect the...
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11th Mar
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There is no statutory basis which expressly permits or prohibits an applicant amending the red line on a planning application before it is determined....
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11th Mar

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