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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Highways, street works and statutory undertakersCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 19th May
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Off-street parking ordersSTOP PRESS: the Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Act 2017 came into force on 27 June 2017 and has introduced a change to...
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19th May
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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How to obtain a writ of control—High Court judgmentsThis Practice Note concerns provisions of the CPR and related legislation (The Tribunals, Courts...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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What is the purposive approach to statutory interpretation?Purposive (teleological) constructionThe purposive approach has its roots in legal systems...
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19th May
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What effect does the service of a notice of seeking possession (NOSP) have on the legal status of a secure tenant? When does a secure tenancy end, on...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 19th May
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Call-off procedures under framework agreementsBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 19th May
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Demoted tenanciesCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals...
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19th May
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Assignment and succession of tenancyCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Sexual entertainment licensingWhat is a sex establishmentThe Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982 (as amended) (LG(MP)A 1982) creates...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Grunert of John Gaunt Solicitors 19th May
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The standstill periodWhat is the standstill period?When a contracting authority reaches its decision on the award of a public contract subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 19th May
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Child protection conferencesPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 19th May
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Teacher serious misconduct in EnglandCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA...
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19th May
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Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May

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