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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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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Judicial review—what it is and when it can be used—Scotland [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained.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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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 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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Pregnancy and maternity discriminationThis Practice Note sets out the law regarding discrimination because of pregnancy, pregnancy-related illness or...
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6th Jul
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Transgender and other gender issuesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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6th Jul
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Understanding and improving gender and other pay gapsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The enforcement of all gender pay gap reporting deadlines was suspended...
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6th Jul
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Could an employer's policy of only offering fixed-term contracts to applicants who are not entitled to permanently reside in the UK potentially amount...
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6th Jul
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Is there any guidance regarding transgender persons in the workplace, especially regarding the provision of toilet facilities?There are a small number...
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6th Jul
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Evidence in disability discrimination claimsCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the...
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5th Jul
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What does Brexit mean for the Human Rights Act 1998? Impact of BrexitBrexit will have no automatic impact on the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), or...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Meacher of Hardwicke Chambers 28th Jun
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Age, gender reassignment, race and sexThis Practice Note considers the definitions of the protected characteristics of age, gender reassignment, race...
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25th Jun
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Gender pay gap reportingCoronavirus (COVID-19): The enforcement of all gender pay gap reporting deadlines was suspended for the reporting year...
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25th Jun
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Religion or beliefThis Practice Note examines the definitions of ‘religion’ and ‘belief’ for the purposes of having the protected characteristic of...
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25th Jun
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Equality Act 2010—discrimination in the provision of goods, services and facilitiesThis Practice Note summarises the law and provides practical...
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Produced in partnership with Annabel Mackay of Baker McKenzie 24th Jun
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How should the employer deal with an employee’s misconduct (eg in submitting fraudulent expenses claims), where the employee claims to have acted...
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24th Jun
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Will an employee on maternity leave who has decided to reduce her hours following a redundancy consultation accrue holiday entitlement on her original...
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21st Jun
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DisabilityThis Practice Note considers the definition of disability for the purposes of protection from discrimination and other prohibited conduct...
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21st Jun
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Is it race discrimination to pay overseas employees seconded to work in the UK substantially more than their British counterparts, doing the same...
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15th Jun

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