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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—devolutionThe UK devolution structures involve complex interaction with EU law and EU competences, and are therefore impacted by the...
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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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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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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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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is currently being reviewed as part of our routine quali...
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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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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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Since devolution began, there have been number of challenges to devolved legislation. The initial challenges were brought by individuals seeking to...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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There is a devolved legislature (and executive branch) in three of the component parts of the UK. However, the way in which powers are devolved to...
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26th Sep
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Devolution is the process of pushing down decision-making to lower levels within the nation-state. Domestically, it refers to the process of giving...
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26th 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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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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27th Sep
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What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the dissolution of Parliament. It...
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