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What is a public authority?There is no single, universal answer to the question whether a particular organisation is treated, in law, as a public...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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The supremacy of EU lawIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Costs for judicial review—general principlesGeneral rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke 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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Introduction to concession contracts procurementBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of DAC Beachcroft 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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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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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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14th Jun
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Equality and Human Rights CommissionStatutory frameworkThe Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an independent non-departmental public body...
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14th Jun
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Can an addiction to gambling amount to a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?A person has a disability, under section 6(1) of the...
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6th Jun
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Does the Education (Modification of Enactments Relating to Employment) (England) Order 2003, SI 2003/1964, Art 6 apply in respect of claims under the...
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5th Jun
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Should multiple disabilities within a claim be dealt with individually or as a whole?A person has a disability if they have any physical or mental...
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Does an employer have a legal obligation to collect information on the race and ethnicity of new employees?There is no legal requirement for an...
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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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