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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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This Practice Note considers the implications of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) being within the...
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1st Mar
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date]Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date]Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained. [Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date]Dear [applicant’s name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Practice notes
In briefSection 34 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) provides an exemption from the normal section 1 duties—the duty to “confirm or...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 25th Feb
Practice notes
The freedom of information regime in the United Kingdom is governed by the following key pieces of legislation:•Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...
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Produced in partnership with Amber Lewis of Pitmans 25th Feb
Practice notes
Reading a request objectivelyWhere a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) is phrased clearly and unambiguously, the receiving...
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Produced in partnership with Kim Mayo of Essex County Council 25th Feb
Q&As
Application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000See initially Practice Note: Who is subject to the freedom of information regime, which explores the...
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29th Jan
Q&As
Are independent schools subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000?The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) grants a right of access to...
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29th Jan
Q&As
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance ICO—Recognising a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Section 8) has a section on...
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29th Jan
Q&As
Freedom of Information regimeThe Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) grants a right of access to information held by public authorities. This...
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29th Jan

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