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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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[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer provided in request for clarification]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact...
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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): 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 Ros Ashcroft of DAC Beachcroft and Stephanie Townley of Addleshaw Goddard LLP 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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Produced in partnership with Ros Ashcroft of DAC Beachcroft 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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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 Ros Ashcroft of DAC Beachcroft 8th Jan
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Safeguarding issues frequently underpin or arise in welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection and this Practice Note addresses how such issues...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Chambers 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
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Electric-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are currently regulated in the UK as a consumer product which do not require products to be tested before being put...
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26th Dec
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Section 46(1) of Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (PH(CD)A 1984) states that:‘It shall be the duty of a local authority to cause to be...
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7th Dec
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In answering the above, we have taken into consideration whether there are any legal duties arising from the commissioning of services by a local...
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7th Dec
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SEN frameworkUnder the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) a local authority has a duty to carry out an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs...
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7th Dec
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Where a person avails themselves of care and support provided by the local authority, the local authority while having a duty to provide the care is...
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7th Dec
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Under section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (NHSA 2006), local authorities and NHS bodies may enter into a written agreement in relation...
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7th Dec
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We refer you to Practice Notes: Commissioning of health and social care by local authorities and Local authority statutory functions with regard to...
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7th Dec
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This Q&A focuses on the application of the ‘Immigration health charge’ imposed by the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors)...
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7th Dec
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The National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/500 (the Regulations) set out the objective...
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7th Dec
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In the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDCA 2009), the only definition of ‘public authorities’ is covered in s 23,...
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7th Dec
Practice notes
With the coming into effect of part of the Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) in April 2015 there will be a number of repeals, revocations and cancellations of...
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