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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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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021 (TI(LP)A 2021) came into force on 15 March 2021 for the...
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12th Apr
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This Practice Note introduces the key implications that property practitioners should consider in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, including the...
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12th Apr
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This agreement is made the [insert date] day of [insert month and year] Between [owners of property] of [insert address] (the ‘Owners’) and [managing...
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12th Apr
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This tracker is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest...
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9th Apr
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Insolvency of private not-for-profit registered providers of social housingThe social housing sector in England is commonly described as a ‘no...
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Produced in partnership with Eleanor James of Trowers & Hamlins LLP 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the zero-rating of VAT for developers selling or leasing dwellings that they have constructed.Why does zero-rating...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT treatment of partnerships, joint ventures and other entities in the context of property development and...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the disapplication of the VAT option to tax (see Practice Note: The option to tax land and buildings) for residential and...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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Once is has been determined that there is a notifiable transaction for SDLT purposes, it should be considered whether any reliefs or exemptions are...
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9th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Current powers to control anti-social behaviourThis Practice Note details the...
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9th Apr
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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 Catherine Rowlands of Cornerstone Barristers 9th Apr
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BackgroundPrivate finance initiatives (PFIs) have enabled local authorities to enter into contracts with the private sector for the provision of new...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Aisbett of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP 9th Apr
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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 Iris Ferber of 42 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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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 Kerry Bretherton QC of Tanfield Chambers and Riccardo Calzavara of Cornerstone Barristers 9th Apr
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Through shared ownership (SO) the purchaser buys a share of the property and pays rent on the remainder. Additional shares can be bought and the...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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Homelessness—legislation and guidanceThe primary legislation covering the duties imposed on a local housing authority (LHA) to assess and assist...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 9th Apr
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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, Barrister of Five Paper 9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): On 29 June 2020, MHCLG issued an update to the statutory Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities.The relevant...
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Produced in partnership with Lucie Bryan of Walker Morris and Elizabeth England, Barrister 9th Apr
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What is housing benefit?Housing benefit is a scheme provided to assist those on low incomes with paying their rent. It does not cover mortgage...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Gannon of Garden Court Chambers 9th Apr

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