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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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This Q&A only considers the position regarding an above-threshold public contract tendered under the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015), SI...
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15th Feb
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It is assumed that this query relates to a below-threshold public procurement exercise using the light touch regime (LTR) under the Public Contracts...
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15th Feb
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Although pre-procurement engagement with the market is not a new feature of public procurement, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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This Q&A considers the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (WL(W)M 2011). In particular, it considers the question of to whom the Welsh language...
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Produced in partnership with David Gardner of No 5 Chambers 15th Feb
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The UK’s position under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), a plurilateral agreement providing access to...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 15th Feb
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In the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Street v Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre, which was also referred to by Jackson LJ in Mid Essex...
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15th Feb
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We have assumed that:‘This query relates to the competitive procedure with negotiation under regulation 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015,...
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15th Feb
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In a public procurement exercise regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 , a contracting authority may award a...
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Produced in partnership with Joseph Dalby SC of The 36 Group 15th Feb
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If a contracting authority’s standard form contracts do not already contain provisions which allow for termination in the circumstances specified in...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Bassett of Dentons UKMEA LLP 15th Feb
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A contracting authority might wish to invite a bidder to correct a mistake in a tender submission for a public contract. Such a correction might serve...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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Illegality in a judicial review contextA public body is not permitted to act beyond the scope of its powers and duties, which may be defined by...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 15th Feb
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Save in particular circumstances, a public body cannot prevent itself from properly considering the exercise of its discretion in individual cases....
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 15th Feb
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In answering this Q&A, we have assumed that the scenario relates to an above-threshold contract for social or other specific services listed in...
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15th Feb
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Limiting the number of bids a tenderer can submitA contracting authority (CA) may wish to limit the number of bids a tenderer may submit in a public...
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15th Feb
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Where parties disagree on the meaning of an incorporated term, it will be the task of the court to objectively construe the meaning of the term,...
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15th Feb
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Until formal notice is given under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (TEU), the UK remains part of the EU and therefore subject to all the regulations,...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke 15th Feb
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