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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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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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18th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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14th Jan
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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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13th Jan
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The order for a claimant to produce a disability impact statement has become one of the standard directions given at case management discussions...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Edwards of Devereux Chambers 8th Jan
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The Education (Modification of Enactments Relating to Employment) (England) Order 2003, SI 2003/1964 (as it appears in Lexis®PSL and Lexis®Library) is...
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7th Dec
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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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5th Dec
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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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5th Dec
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High blood pressure is also known as ‘hypertension’ (see NHS choices: High blood pressure (hypertension)).A person with hypertension is not deemed to...
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5th Dec
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A person has a disability if they have any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to...
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5th Dec
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Disability is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's...
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5th Dec
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There is no legal requirement for an employer to collect information (eg by the use of monitoring forms) to find out personal information about its...
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5th Dec
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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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5th Dec
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There are a small number of employees whose gender identity does not match the gender they were assigned at birth. Such people are known as...
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5th Dec
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This situation was considered in the case of Wakeman, in which British employees brought claims of direct race discrimination on the basis that they...
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5th Dec

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