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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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Under section 174(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, a person having an interest in the land to which an enforcement notice relates or a...
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29th Nov
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Section 78A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) allows a local planning authority (LPA) in certain circumstances to continue to...
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29th Nov
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Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005The requirement for a Fire Risk Assessment primarily arises from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order...
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29th Nov
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Section 40 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRWA 2000) permits persons authorised by Natural England to enter any land for certain...
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29th Nov
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Challenging the decision of a public authorityWe were not clear as to the type of policy to be challenged, therefore, we have assumed that this Q&A is...
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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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The following Precedents contain a definition of ‘Background IP’:•Long term research framework agreement between a university and a company—creation...
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29th Nov
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On the interaction between intellectual property and competition law see Practice Notes:•Trade mark assignment and licensing•Competition law and...
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29th Nov
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It has been assumed that copyright subsists in the works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988). See Practice Note:...
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29th Nov
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Copyright infringementCopyright recognises the intellectual creation of an author when a work is created. In the UK, copyright subsists in specific...
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29th Nov
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Section 173(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) provides:(2) ‘Where copyright (or any aspect of copyright) is owned by more...
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29th Nov
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Whereas the making of a special guardianship order will automatically discharge a care order by virtue of section 91(5A) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA...
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28th Nov
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Under the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011), the adoption of a national code of conduct was abolished and local authorities (LAs)were given the power to...
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28th Sep
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A local authority is defined in section 270(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972) as ‘a county council, a district council, a London borough...
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