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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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Why is planning policy important?Planning policy:•determines the type and location of development in an area•helps to achieve key objectives of local...
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30th Apr
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IntroductionThis Practice Note provides a list of the key documents typically seen on financial completion of an onshore wind farm or large scale...
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30th Apr
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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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21st Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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20th Apr
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This Practice Note tracks recent developments relating to certain high-profile UK infrastructure and energy projects.Crossrail (the Elizabeth...
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9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Matthew Hanslip Ward of Dentons UKMEA LLP 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Matthew Hanslip Ward of Dentons UKMEA LLP 9th Apr
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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 Matthew Hanslip Ward of Dentons UKMEA LLP 9th Apr
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Risk management for a transport project is the process of identifying, scrutinizing and taking steps to counter and mitigate risk factors that may...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Hanslip Ward of Dentons UKMEA LLP 9th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the main agreements involved in an infrastructure project. The project documents discussed below will not be relevant to...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the purpose of a direct agreement specifically in the context of a PFI or PF2 project. It looks at the different direct...
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8th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Lucinda Baker of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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The high level of demand, globally, for public infrastructure at a time when public revenues are restricted and banks are less willing to lend, has...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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Infrastructure is a broad term encompassing a wide range of facilities from schools, hospitals, roads and railway lines to wind, electricity, waste...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at parallel loan agreements in PFI and PF2 projects. It considers the background to such agreements (arising out of the...
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8th Apr
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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 8th Apr

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