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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov

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This Practice Note summarises the law and provides practical guidance to service providers in respect of their obligations to provide goods, services...
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Produced in partnership with Annabel Mackay of Baker McKenzie 23rd Nov
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A small proportion of people have a gender identity that does not match the gender they were assigned at birth. This is known as being ‘transgender’...
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18th Nov
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Protected characteristicsThe Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) provides protection against discrimination which relates to certain listed characteristics...
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5th Nov
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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 4th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The enforcement of all gender pay gap reporting deadlines was suspended for the reporting year 2019–20 due to the coronavirus...
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27th Oct
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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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16th Oct
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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 16th Oct
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 (Commencement No 2) Regulations 2020, SSI 2020/119, enter into...
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Produced in partnership with Bruce Caldow of Harper Macleod LLP 16th Oct
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An employee will be regarded as unfairly dismissed for the purposes of Part X of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) if (among other...
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29th Sep
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Accrual of holiday entitlement generallyA worker is entitled under the Working Time Regulations 1998, SI 1998/1833 (WTR) to a total of 5.6 weeks' paid...
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29th Sep
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By section 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), a court has the power to award a remedy including, in certain cases, damages, where a public...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Sep
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Duty to make reasonable adjustmentsThe duty to make reasonable adjustments (referred to below simply as 'the duty') comprises three requirements,...
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29th Sep
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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) requires public authorities not to act in ways which are incompatible with the rights guaranteed by the European...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher McFarland 29th Sep
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Public sector equality dutySection 149 of the Equality Act (EqA 2010) (EqA 2010, s 149) sets out a general public sector equality duty (PSED), which...
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29th Sep
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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 29th Sep
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This Q&A relates to a new product safety marking for manufacturers to demonstrate that their goods comply with applicable regulations for the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Hewson of Institute of Economic Affairs 29th Sep
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have assumed that it is an individual who is making the application to the European Court of Human Rights...
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28th Sep

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