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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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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the Welsh Parliament (Senedd Cymru), commonly known as the Senedd. It considers how its members are...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Kirsty Hood QC of Themis Advocates 13th Apr
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How has decision making in Northern Ireland been carried out since the passing of the Northern Ireland Act 1998?It has been said that 'alongside the...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Kirsty Hood QC of Themis Advocates 13th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the Northern Ireland Assembly. It considers how its members are elected and how it makes laws. The...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Kirsty Hood QC of Themis Advocates 12th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the Scottish Parliament. It considers how its members are elected and how it exercises its law-making...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Kirsty Hood QC of Themis Advocates 12th Apr
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The House of Lords is the upper house of Parliament in the United Kingdom. Over the course of the last hundred years, the composition of the House of...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 9th Apr
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Types of BillMost Bills are Public Bills, aimed at a change the law as it applies to everyone. Most Public Bills are government Bills, introduced by...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with SinclairsLaw 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Apr
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Arguably the most significant of these ‘statutory’ aspects of parliamentary privilege is freedom of speech in Parliament, which is protected by...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Apr
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An important aspect of Parliamentary privilege is that each House has the privilege of controlling its own procedures. There are many rules and...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the rules relating to dissolution, election and summoning of Parliament in the UK. Each Parliament normally lasts for...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Dr Kirsty Hood QC of Hastie Stable 9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Mylne, Head of Non-Government Bills Unit, Scottish Parliament 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 8th Apr
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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 8th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 29th Mar
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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is currently being reviewed as part of our routine quali...
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Produced in partnership with Sinclairs Law 5th Mar
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This Q&A considers the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (WL(W)M 2011). In particular, it considers the question of to whom the Welsh language...
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Produced in partnership with David Gardner of No 5 Chambers 15th Feb
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This Q&A briefly outlines the key Brexit-related legislation announced by the UK government, highlighting legislation passed, progressing and pending...
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