Public Law

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Background to judicial review in ScotlandJudicial review represents the means by which the courts control the exercise of governmental power. Judicial...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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It is not possible to successfully argue that an Act of Parliament is invalid because of flaws, or even fraud, in the legislative process.Early...
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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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The below tracks live Court of Justice appeal cases involving State aid (Articles 107 to 109 TFEU) and other actions for the recovery of aid. For...
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21st Jan
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The table below lists national references to the Court of Justice concerning the interpretation of EU State aid law (relating to Articles 107 to 109...
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21st Jan
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This table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general application and those which affect various...
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21st Jan
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News analysis 2021This table contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments that has been published within various...
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21st Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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21st Jan
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This Practice Note primarily addresses the UK data protection laws where a processor will process personal data on behalf of a controller in a...
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21st Jan
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This Practice Note explores issues and best practice relating to the sharing of personal data between controllers (including joint controllers and...
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21st Jan
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This Practice Note primarily addresses the UK data protection laws.On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the...
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Produced in partnership with Marina Paul 21st Jan
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At common law, foreign law is generally a matter of fact that must be proved by an expert witness (and where necessary a translator or interpreter)....
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21st Jan
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Austria; Bahamas; Bermuda; Brazil; Cyprus; Denmark; Greece; Hong Kong;...
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21st Jan
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When faced with change people may react in many different ways. This can depend on factors such as:•if the change is their choice or is being imposed...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 21st Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 21st Jan
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia;...
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21st Jan
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Below lists European Commission decisions involving State aid and completed State aid sector inquiries since 1 June 2015 (note–recent decisions are...
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21st Jan
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Below tracks recent European Commission decisions involving State aid, ongoing in-depth investigations and ongoing State aid sector inquiries. Closed...
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21st Jan
Precedents
These training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training seminars on defamation law. The...
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21st Jan
Precedents
This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the Commencement Date) between the following parties (each a party and together the parties):Parties1[insert...
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21st Jan
Precedents
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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21st Jan
Practice notes
A defendant in a judicial review claim will usually be the public authority whose decision, action or omission is being challenged. Any person (other...
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21st Jan
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Disclosure (stating that a document exists or has existed) in judicial review proceedings is expected to be achieved through compliance with the duty...
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21st Jan

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