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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing trackerThis tracker is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary...
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16th May
Practice notes
Introduction to Social housing regulationThere are two separate regimes governing social housing in England and Wales. Each country had its own...
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16th May
Practice notes
Regulation of Social HousingCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Peacock of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square 16th May
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Social housing administrationInsolvency of private not-for-profit registered providers of social housingThe social housing sector in England is...
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Produced in partnership with Eleanor James of Trowers & Hamlins LLP 15th May
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Option to tax—disapplication for residential and other propertyThis Practice Note is about the disapplication of the VAT option to tax (see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 15th May
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SDLT—multiple dwellings reliefFORTHCOMING CHANGE relating to FA 2008, Sch 36: In its Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) on freeports, the...
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15th May
Practice notes
Vehicles for property development and investment—VAT implicationsThis Practice Note is about the VAT treatment of partnerships, joint ventures and...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 15th May
Practice notes
SDLT—residential property vs non-residential propertyThe amount of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) charged in relation to a chargeable transaction is a...
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15th May
Practice notes
VAT treatment of building workThis Practice Note is about the VAT treatment of building work. Specifically, it looks at the types of building work...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 15th May
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Zero-rated sales and leases—person constructing a dwellingThis Practice Note is about the zero-rating of VAT for developers selling or leasing...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 15th May
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Zero-rated sales and leases—person constructing a relevant residential buildingThis Practice Note is about the VAT zero-rating for developers selling...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 15th May
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Commercial development—VAT issuesThis Practice Note is about the VAT issues that arise in commercial developments. It first considers a...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 15th May
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SDLT—reliefs for public and social purposesOnce is has been determined that there is a notifiable transaction for SDLT purposes, it should be...
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15th May
Practice notes
Section 38 and section 278 Highways Act agreements—contractor’s perspectiveThis Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and...
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15th May
Precedents
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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7th May
Precedents
 LR1. Date of the lease[date]LR2. Title Number(s)LR2.1 Landlord's title number(s)[title numbers out of which this Lease is granted. Leave blank if not...
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27th Apr
Precedents
Date [date]Parties1[name of Seller] incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is at...
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22nd Apr
Precedents
Date [date]Parties1[name of Seller] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is at]...
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19th Apr
Practice notes
Why is structuring a mixed use scheme important?Mixed use developments are schemes which comprise one or more buildings used for commercial, retail...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
When do the consultation requirements apply?A landlord must consult with its tenants before:•undertaking qualifying works (defined in section 20ZA of...
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8th Apr

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