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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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Starting point―impact of European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018The starting point for this question is the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 15th Apr
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There are three main canons of statutory construction relevant to the protection of human rights in the UK:•the presumption that Parliament does not...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers and Eric Metcalfe of Monckton Chambers 15th 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 Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 15th Apr
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Impact of BrexitBrexit will have no automatic impact on the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), or the incorporation of the European Convention on Human...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Meacher of Hardwicke Chambers 15th Apr
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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) comprises:•a general equality duty—the...
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13th Apr
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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (sections 149–159) (EqA 2010) is made up of a...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Barrett of Cloisters 13th Apr
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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) is made up of a ‘general equality duty’,...
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Produced in partnership with Bruce Caldow of Harper Macleod LLP 12th Apr
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Protected characteristicsThe Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination which relates to certain listed characteristics which people...
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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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9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the definitions of the protected characteristics of age, gender reassignment, race and sex under the Equality Act 2010...
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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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9th Apr
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Protected characteristicsThe Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination which relates to certain listed characteristics which people...
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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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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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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) imposes a duty on all public authorities in the UK to act in a manner that is compatible with rights under the...
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Produced in partnership with Eric Metcalfe of Monckton Chambers 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 9th Apr
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Statutory frameworkThe Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an independent non-departmental public body established under the Equality Act...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the court’s position as a public authority for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the effect on...
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Produced in partnership with Arthur Moore of Hardwicke Chambers 9th Apr
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Parliamentary statements of compatibilityThe Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) is designed not only to give people a remedy when their rights under the...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 9th Apr

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