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As a government lawyer your clients are experiencing various impacts on policy making from numerous and competing interests such as austerity, efficiency, collective/individual rights, European and devolved/delegated jurisdictions. Your job advising on legislation and risk of challenge through judicial review is increasingly time consuming and complex.

LexisPSL Public Law is devised for government lawyers. Covering core legal areas such as administrative and constitutional law, Human Rights, data protection and freedom of information, European and devolution, this LexisPSL practice area has clear and concise practice notes, enriched by direct links to amended legislation, case law and more in-depth commentary. Comprehensive news alerts and analysis deliver the latest legal developments to your desktop. It also includes business skills to help you manage your internal and external extended team, and other commercial and personal development skills so you can be effective.

Lawyers at the cutting edge of law making and defending government decisions require confidence in the best advice for compiling legal arguments. With LexisPSL Public Law you will spend less time on research and remain confident you are always up-to-date with the latest changes and advice.

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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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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett 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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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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The rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human Rights Act 1998 Sch 1, can be broadly divided into...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court 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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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 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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In briefA great deal of the business of Parliament is carried out by committees of MPs or peers working on a specific subject or task. Public bill...
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9th Nov
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Essential to Parliament’s legislative supremacy is the principle that Parliament is not bound by its predecessors, and cannot bind its successors. It...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 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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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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Source of the doctrine of the separation of powersThe origins of the doctrine are often traced to John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government (1689),...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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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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Dispute resolution—Romania—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Romania published as part...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—India—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in India published as part of...
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15th May
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Forming enforceable contracts—certaintyThe terms of an agreement may be so vague or uncertain as to be meaningless and therefore unenforceable....
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15th May
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Guide to the European CommissionThe European Commission comprises 27 Commissioners, one from each Member State, including the President,...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Bermuda—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Bermuda published as part...
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15th May
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Forming enforceable contracts—offerThis Practice Note considers the requirements for a legally binding offer. In so doing, it considers:•what we mean...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Philippines—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Philippines published...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Indonesia—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Indonesia published as...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Slovenia—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Slovenia published as part...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—USA—California—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in USA - California...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Serbia—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Serbia published as part of...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Greece—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Greece published as part of...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Canada, Quebec—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Canada—Quebec...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Japan—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Japan published as part of...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Liechtenstein—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Liechtenstein...
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15th May
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Judicial review in Scotland—remediesThis Practice Note considers the remedies available in a judicial review claim raised in Scotland.For guidance...
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Produced in partnership with Graham Horn of MacRoberts LLP 15th May
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Dispute resolution—Malta—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Malta published as part of...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—Hong Kong—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Hong Kong published as...
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15th May
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Causation and remoteness in contractual breach claimsWhen considering a claim for damages (see Practice Note: Contractual damages—general principles...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson and Kavidha Clare of CMS 15th May
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Dispute resolution—Panama—Q&A guideThis Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to dispute resolution in Panama published as part of...
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15th May

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