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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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Explanatory memorandum (EU legislative proposals) [Archived]Legal baseThe Proposal has a legal base: [insert legal base][insert legal base] provides...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 14th May
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Subsidiarity statement (EU legislative proposals) [Archived]Summary of the proposed actionThe Proposal [insert full title of the legislative proposal]...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 14th May
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Amendment and ratification of EU TreatiesThe amendment of the EU Treaties is essential for the development of the European Union. It allows EU...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 14th May
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European legislative processEU lawThe EU’s core objective of achieving European unification is based exclusively on the rule of law. EU law is an...
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Produced in partnership with Pagonia Basia, EU specialist 13th May
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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 Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 5th May
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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 Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 5th May
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Development of the principles of equivalence and effectivenessUnder the principle of procedural autonomy, in the absence of relevant EU law, it is for...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Alexander Türk, Professor of Law of King’s College London 15th Apr
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DefinitionHarmonisation, also known as standardisation or approximation, refers to the determination of EU-wide legally binding standards to be met in...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Alexander Türk, Professor of Law of King’s College London 9th Apr
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Definition of proportionalityThe principle of proportionality requires that EU and Member State action shall not to go beyond what is necessary to...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Alexander Türk, Professor of Law of King’s College London 7th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 6th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. For guidance on the UK’s relationship with the EU post-Brexit, see: Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 1st Apr
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The transposition of EU Directives is the process by which EU Member States give effect to Directives within their own domestic legal system. EU...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 30th Mar

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