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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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An intention to create legal relations is requiredThere are various situations in which a court will hold that an agreement is not binding because,...
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9th Nov

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Any UK court or tribunal faced with an issue involving a Convention right is required to 'take into account' any judgment or decision of the European...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers and Eric Metcalfe of Monckton Chambers 10th May
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Convention rightsThe Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) came into force in October 2000 and aims to give effect to the rights contained in the European...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Alex Williams of Cornerstone Barristers 10th May
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Background to the Charter of Fundamental Rights the European Union and European Convention on Human RightsHuman rights are considered as principles of...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 10th May
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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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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 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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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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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 Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 9th Apr
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Neither the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) nor the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) contain express defences for public authorities to...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 9th Apr
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Judicial deference is also known as the principle that 'respect is a central concept in judicial review’. It is not limited to cases involving human...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers and Eric Metcalfe of Monckton Chambers 15th Mar
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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 16th Feb
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Human Rights Act 1998The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) incorporated the articles of the European Convention of Human Rights (the Convention) into...
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13th Feb
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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 8th Jan
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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 of Sinclairs Law 8th Jan
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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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7th Dec

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