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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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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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Produced in partnership with Aisha Akhtar of Network Homes 10th Mar
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We have focused on judicial review in the High Court in England and Wales. Having conducted a comprehensive search of our resources on this subject,...
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24th Feb
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Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) introduced amendments to judicial review by way of amendments...
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24th Feb
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Civil Procedure RulesCivil Procedure Rule 54 (CPR 54) contains the applicable rules regarding judicial review. CPR 54.8(2) sets out the following:'In...
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24th Feb
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This Q&A relates to a new product safety marking for manufacturers to demonstrate that their goods comply with applicable regulations for the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Hewson of Institute of Economic Affairs 16th Feb
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As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting out the legal terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the...
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Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 33(2) defines a framework agreement as:‘an agreement between one or more contracting...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson LLP 15th Feb

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