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Key procedural stages in a judicial review claim in the Administrative Court Broadly speaking, and subject to any contrary directions, the key stages...
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When considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether this would be an appropriate means of...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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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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27th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a...
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26th Sep
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Interested partiesIn the context of judicial review, an interested party is 'any person (other than the claimant and defendant) who is directly...
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26th Sep
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The EU public procurement case tracker records and summarises the most recent European case law developments relating to public procurement. This...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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A contracting authority procuring a public contract above a certain financial threshold must use one of the permitted procurement procedures set out...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950. The ECHR sets out the rights and freedoms which the...
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25th Sep

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BillA Bill is a proposal for a new law or a proposal for an amendment to an existing law which is presented to Parliament for debate. Bills can be...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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In last 10 years annual number of statutory instruments passed grew from 71 to 3,286 statutory instruments, demonstrating the increasing codification...
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25th Sep
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Any consultation exercise carried out by a public authority in relation to a proposed decision must be conducted at a time when proposals are at a...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit: This Precedent 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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26th Sep
Precedents
Brexit: This Precedent 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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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This Practice Note is concerned only with the structure of UK legislation passed by, or processed through, the UK’s four legislatures. This falls into...
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26th Sep
Q&As
Purposive (teleological) constructionThe purposive approach has its roots in legal systems based on civil codes. It is a method of statutory...
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28th Sep
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Online historical versions for over 2,400 enactments can be accessed on LexisLibrary. These are predominantly acts and a small number of statutory...
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29th Sep
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What does it mean to repeal legislation?To repeal a piece of legislation revokes or rescinds it wholly or in part. The word ‘repeal’ is used for...
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29th Sep
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General principles―Parliamentary supremacy and implied repealThe doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty requires that Parliament is not bound by its...
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