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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
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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 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
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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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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
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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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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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7th May
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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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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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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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Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996) sets out the law on homelessness for local housing authorities (LHAs) in England and Wales. It sets out the...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 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 Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 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 29th Mar
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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 25th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (Commencement and Transitional and Savings...
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Produced in partnership with Lucie Bryan of Walker Morris 16th Mar
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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 Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 10th Mar
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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 42 Bedford Row 10th Mar
Practice notes
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 Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 10th Mar
Practice notes
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 10th Mar
Q&As
Accommodation provided to a homeless applicant by a local housing authority (LHA) in discharge of a homeless duty must be suitable. In determining...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Lambeth Law Centre 13th Feb
Q&As
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 13th Feb
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If a homeless applicant is found to be eligible, in priority-need, and not intentionally homeless, a referral to another local housing authority (LHA)...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 8th Jan
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What is a local authority?A local authority (LA) is the general term we use to describe an administrative body in local government.The term ‘local...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of Five Paper 8th Jan
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While two distinct statutory codes now operate for the provision of homelessness assistance in England and Wales (under Part VII of the Housing Act...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Lambeth Law Centre 8th Jan

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