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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
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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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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
Secure tenanciesSecure tenancySecure tenancies are the most common form of tenancies provided by local authorities. A secure tenancy exists when:•the...
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16th May
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Tenancies that are not secureCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, in collaboration with Public Health...
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16th May
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Obtaining possession of a secure tenancyCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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Produced in partnership with Karl King of Harwicke Chambers 16th May
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Rights of secure tenantsCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and...
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16th May
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Main differences—secure, introductory and flexible tenanciesCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice...
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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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What is a family intervention tenancy?Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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16th May
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The tenancy conditionCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and...
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Produced in partnership with Matt Lewin of Cornerstone Barristers 16th May
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Rent setting and regulationThe level of rent which a tenant must pay is determined by the tenancy agreement between the landlord and the tenant and...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 16th May
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Assignment and succession of tenancyCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 16th May
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Residential tenancies and the Immigration Act—'Right to Rent'Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance which may be impacted by the...
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15th May
Practice notes
A summary of types of private residential tenanciesCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and...
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15th May
Precedents
Section 146 noticeNotice before forfeitureCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in...
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14th May
Practice notes
What is a flexible tenancy?Introduced by the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011), flexible tenancies can be granted by a local authority (LA) where:•the...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
EnglandThe Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service...
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8th Apr
Precedents
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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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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10th Mar
Q&As
Rent Act 1977 tenancies granted by private registered providersThe Rent Act 1977 (RA 1977) imposes a regime on landlords which makes provision for a...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 13th Feb
Q&As
Please note: the Housing and Planning Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 12th May 2016 and proposes major changes to local authority tenancies once in...
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13th Feb

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