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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 19th May
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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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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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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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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 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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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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Judicial review—what it is and when it can be used—Scotland [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained. For...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 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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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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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 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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 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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Can a Secretary of State be directed to take a decision or action one way or another by the Prime Minister or Cabinet office such that the exercise of...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rule of No 5 Chambers 1st Aug
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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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1st Aug
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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 1st Aug
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The executive and the civil serviceWhat is a civil servant?A civil servant is any permanent, non-political employee of central government—servants of...
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31st Jul
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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 31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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Civil contingencies and emergency powersThe Civil Contingencies Act 2004The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA 2004) provides the primary framework for...
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Produced in partnership with Eric Metcalfe of Monckton Chambers and Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 31st Jul
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Status of non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies and non-ministerial departmentsThis Practice Note discusses the nature and status of...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of Head of Legal 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Eric Metcalfe of Monckton Chambers, Imogen Proud of Monckton Chambers and Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 31st Jul

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