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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 12th Jan
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, in collaboration with Public Health England, has produced...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England and Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 16th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Auburn of 11 King’s Bench Walk and Arianna Kelly of Kings Chambers 16th Jan
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Community care assessments are conducted by the local authority (LA) where someone aged 18 years or older is ordinarily resident. LAs have a duty to...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Ward of Lundie, solicitor of Craybeck Law LLP 15th Jan
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The physical and emotional abuse of the elderly is a problem that can be difficult to detect and to prevent. The Care and support statutory guidance,...
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15th Jan
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The decision in WB (a protected party through her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v W District Council (Equality & Human Rights Commission...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Law Centre 8th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of Five Paper 8th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The content of this Practice Note is temporarily affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further guidance, see...
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8th Jan
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People with needs for care and support may need to move to accommodation that is more appropriate for their needs.They may be able to remain in their...
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8th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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8th Jan
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Presumption of capacity for adultsSection 1(2) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) creates a presumption of capacity for adults. In the absence...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Sharp of RJR Legal Ltd 8th Jan
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Note that this Practice Note does not address specific practice alterations caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These are addressed in this...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Chambers 8th Jan
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AccommodationA local authority (LA) has a duty to assess whether an adult has needs for care and support if it appears to the authority that they may...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Auburn of 11 King's Bench Walk 8th Jan
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This tracker is focused on social care and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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7th Jan
Q&As
The Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) requires a local authority to assess an individual’s need for care and support.A local authority (LA) has the right to...
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7th Dec
Q&As
Pursuant to section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MeHA 1983), the relevant clinical commissioning group, local health board and local social...
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7th Dec
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A local authority (LA) has a duty to place an assessed adult, with needs for care and support, in their preferred accommodation if certain criteria...
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7th Dec
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have limited our research to cover whether it is theoretically possible to secure a Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA)...
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7th Dec

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