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What is Wednesbury unreasonableness?Public authorities generallyPublic authorities are constrained in their actions as they are required to act in...
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19th May
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Indirect effect of EU lawWhat is indirect effect of EU law?The doctrine of indirect effect, or consistent interpretation, is a duty that national...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 19th May
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Convention rights—structure of qualified rightsThe rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 19th May
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Parliamentary committeesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Judicial review time limits—extensions and urgent casesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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What is fettering of discretion in judicial review? When is it an actionable ground of challenge and what must be established for a challenge to...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 19th May
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Costs for judicial review—general principlesGeneral rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Structure and functions of EU institutions and bodiesThe EU’s unique institutional frameworkThe European Union is a supranational polity, and is...
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19th May
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Introduction to concession contracts procurementBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of DAC Beachcroft 19th May
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Judicial review—what it is and when it can be usedWhat is judicial review?Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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19th May
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Parliamentary supremacy—implied repealIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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Secondary or delegated legislationLegislationThe English legal system is based upon two primary sources of law:•legislation, and•case law, or common...
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19th May
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Parliamentary privilege and the Bill of Rights 1688Arguably the most significant of these ‘statutory’ aspects of parliamentary privilege is freedom of...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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Sources of constitutional lawIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May

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Royal ChartersFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response to the Law Commission’s report of 14 September 2017,...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 12th Jul
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Parliamentary supremacy the enrolled bill ruleIt is not possible to successfully argue that an Act of Parliament is invalid because of flaws, or even...
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7th Jul
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What is prorogation of Parliament?What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the...
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28th Jun
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How is prorogation of Parliament relevant to Brexit?What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary...
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28th Jun
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Parliamentary supremacy—implied repealIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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25th Jun
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Consultation: requirement and processAny consultation exercise carried out by a public authority in relation to a proposed decision must be conducted...
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9th Jun
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What volume of Brexit-related legislation is anticipated before IP completion day?This Q&A briefly outlines the key Brexit-related legislation...
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9th Jun
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Components of an ActThis Practice Note is concerned only with the structure of UK legislation passed by, or processed through, the UK’s four...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Gorlov of Winckworth Sherwood 6th Jun
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An introduction to devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Mylne, Head of Non-Government Bills Unit, Scottish Parliament 6th Jun
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House of LordsThe House of Lords is the upper house of Parliament in the United Kingdom. Over the course of the last hundred years, the composition of...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 6th Jun
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The mechanics of devolutionIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Kirsty Hood QC of Hastie Stable 6th Jun
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Legislative competence of devolved parliamentsUnder the devolution settlements in the UK, the devolved administrations can only legislate on matters...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher McFarland of Sinclairs Law 6th Jun
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Process of creating an ActBillA Bill is a proposal for a new law or a proposal for an amendment to an existing law which is presented to Parliament...
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6th Jun
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The supremacy of EU lawIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 6th Jun
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The process of decision making in Northern IrelandHow has decision making in Northern Ireland been carried out since the passing of the Northern...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Kirsty Hood QC of Themis Advocates 6th Jun
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What is the legal status of an executive agency? Does the Carltona principle apply?Legal status of executive agenciesAs noted in our Practice Note...
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5th Jun
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Obligation to transpose and process EU DirectivesThe transposition of EU Directives is the process by which EU Member States give effect to Directives...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 5th Jun
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Standing Orders and Parliamentary questionsAn important aspect of Parliamentary privilege is that each House has the privilege of controlling its own...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 5th Jun
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What is a public authority?There is no single, universal answer to the question whether a particular organisation is treated, in law, as a public...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 5th Jun
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Separation of powers—legislative, executive and judiciaryIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 5th Jun

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