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Key procedural stages in a judicial review claim in the Administrative Court Broadly speaking, and subject to any contrary directions, the key stages...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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When considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether this would be an appropriate means of...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a...
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26th Sep
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Interested partiesIn the context of judicial review, an interested party is 'any person (other than the claimant and defendant) who is directly...
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26th Sep
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The EU public procurement case tracker records and summarises the most recent European case law developments relating to public procurement. This...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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A contracting authority procuring a public contract above a certain financial threshold must use one of the permitted procurement procedures set out...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950. The ECHR sets out the rights and freedoms which the...
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This Practice Note considers the Building Schools for the Future government scheme the current Priority School Building Programme. It also looks at...
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25th Sep
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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime...
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25th Sep
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The procurement of major transport projects will require the procuring authority to address a wide range of issues from the outset, including...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note examines the Construction Sub-contract between Project Co and the Construction Sub-contractor (also referred to as the Construction...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note looks at the standardisation of contracts in relation to PFI and PF2, and considers the practical use of model form...
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25th Sep
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AbandonDescribes a situation where the contractor stops carrying out the works for a prolonged and consecutive period of days (eg 20 business days) or...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note looks at the key parties typically involved in a PFI or PF2 project. It considers the roles of parties in the public sector, of...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out an introduction to some of the most common agreements and documents within a PFI/PF2 project. The particular documents...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note explains how a PFI or PF2 project can be terminated. It also looks at the consequences of termination, the risks associated with...
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25th Sep
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The National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021 ('NIDP') was published by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority ('IPA') on 23 March 2016. It...
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25th Sep
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The demand for public infrastructure at a time when public purse strings are tight, coupled with a lack of public sector expertise in delivering...
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25th Sep
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The UK nuclear market for construction industry supply chain members is significant. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority projected spend of £3.3bn...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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IntroductionCommunity Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied in respect of development. The legislative basis for CIL is found in Part 11 of the...
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25th Sep
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The UK transport sector covers a wide range of transport modes and related infrastructure including roads, tunnels and bridges, buses, heavy and light...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides a broad introduction to the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). It looks at what PFI is, the structure of a typical PFI...
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25th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note looks at the change protocol (also known as the change mechanism) typically found in the Project Agreement relating to a PFI or PF2...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note examines the Compensation Event and Relief Event regimes under the Project Agreement in relation to a PFI or PF2 project. It looks...
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25th Sep

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