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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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What is Wednesbury unreasonableness?Public authorities generallyPublic authorities are constrained in their actions as they are required to act in...
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19th May
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Indirect effect of EU lawWhat is indirect effect of EU law?The doctrine of indirect effect, or consistent interpretation, is a duty that national...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 19th May
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Convention rights—structure of qualified rightsThe rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
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Parliamentary privilege and the Bill of Rights 1688Arguably the most significant of these ‘statutory’ aspects of parliamentary privilege is freedom of...
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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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May

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Guide to the Council of the European UnionThe Council of the European Union is comprised of ministers from each Member State. It is presided over by...
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19th Aug
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European Free Trade Association Court of JusticeThe EFTA Court has jurisdiction in relation to EFTA states which are parties to the European Economic...
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19th Aug
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Guide to the Court of Justice of the European UnionThis Practice Note provides a brief description of the Court of Justice of the European Union and...
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19th Aug
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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 12th Aug
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EU external competenceThe EU’s external responsibilities are defined in accordance with whether they are conferred on the EU or on the Member States....
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 12th Aug
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Overview of the EU legal systemIntroduction to the EU legal systemThe EU legal system is sui generis—there is no other legal system it can be compared...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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EU internal competenceThe limits of EU competencesThe limits of EU competences are governed by the principle of conferral (also known as principle of...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Alexander Türk of King’s College London 31st Jul
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Guide to the European CouncilThe European Council is comprised by the heads of state or government of the Member States of the EU, the European...
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31st Jul
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Guide to the European ParliamentThe European Parliament is one of the EU institutions, which exercises legislative powers. Its responsibilities...
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31st Jul
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Useful contact details for the European UnionYou can access the official directory of the EU online via the following link: EU Whoiswho. This...
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31st Jul
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List of EU member states and official languagesMembership of the European Union has steadily grown since its founding members formed the European Coal...
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30th Jul
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Guide to the European CommissionThe European Commission comprises 27 Commissioners, one from each Member State, including the President,...
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30th Jul

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