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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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Types of LiabilitiesThe primary community care liabilities a local authority (LA) is likely to have to recover, are:•residential care•domiciliary...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Shackleton of Network Homes 16th Jan
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STOP PRESS:The Chancellor in his 2014 Autumn Statement announced that the Bereavement Support Payment will become operational from April 2017 and will...
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15th Jan
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Although local authorities have some responsibilities regarding care funding and it is that area that causes major discussion, they also have...
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15th Jan
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STOP PRESS:The guidance in this Practice Note may be affected by the announcements in Autumn Statement 2015. For an overview of these announcements,...
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15th 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 Christine Cooper of Field Court Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
Status of the beneficial interest in the property post-death for the purpose of financial assessmentThe beneficial interest in bequeathed assets does...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Shackleton of Network Homes 8th Jan
Q&As
In this Q&A we have assumed:•assessment of the deceased was correctly calculated•deceased had a normal financial profile and was not for example...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Shackleton of Network Homes 8th Jan
Q&As
In answering this Q&A, we have limited our research to the Care Act 2014 (CA 2014), Care and Support Statutory Guidance (the Guidance) and very brief...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Shackleton of Network Homes 8th Jan
Q&As
How long does a local authority have to keep records of payments made to care home providers?In some respects, the answer is that the local authority...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Shackleton of Network Homes 8th Jan
Practice notes
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
In the past, local authorities (LAs) were free to make their own policies in respect of care provided in non-residential settings if they complied...
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7th Dec
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According to section 69(3) of the Care Act 2014 (CA 2014):‘A sum is recoverable under this section—(a) in a case in which the sum becomes due to the...
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7th Dec
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The Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) provides a framework for the recovery of debts resulting from a local authority’s involvement in support and care,...
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7th Dec
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For the purposes of this Q&A, it has been assumed the property is a jointly-owned property where the other beneficial owner remains in occupation and...
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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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