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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 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 9th Nov
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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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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 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 9th Nov
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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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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 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 Laura Bolado 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 Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 9th Nov
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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 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 9th Nov
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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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Background to judicial review in ScotlandJudicial review represents the means by which the courts control the exercise of governmental power. Judicial...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 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 Laura Bolado 9th Nov

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The UK public procurement regime derives from EU procurement laws and is therefore impacted by Brexit. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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26th Nov
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This tracker is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest...
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26th Nov
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The best value duty (BVD) was introduced by the Local Government Act 1999 (LGA 1999). That remains the governing legislation although it has been...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Barrett of Cloisters 23rd Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): in light of the coronavirus crisis, the government announced temporary measures to support the employed. For more detail on...
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Produced in partnership with David Smith of DLA Piper 23rd Nov
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A contracting authority cannot award a public contract regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, without following a...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Huson of DLA Piper 18th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at initiatives intended to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to bid for public contracts without infringing...
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Produced in partnership with Walker Morris 18th Nov
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A contracting authority cannot award a public contract regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, without following a...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Huson of DLA Piper 18th Nov
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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 18th Nov
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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 18th Nov
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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations...
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18th Nov
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Public procurement is a buying process essentially similar to its private sector counterpart. However, procurement by contracting authorities in the...
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Produced in partnership with Jane Crees of Sharpe Pritchard 18th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 17th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the qualification process of suppliers tendering to deliver public contracts under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015...
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Produced in partnership with Walker Morris 17th Nov
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The public increasingly hold organisations responsible for the impact of their suppliers' practices on the environment and local communities. Forward...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Garbett, Ian Skinner and Sarah Rathke of Squire Patton Boggs 16th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Walker Morris 13th Nov
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We have assumed that your query relates to the procurement of an above-threshold contract by a public authority governed by the Public Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 12th Nov
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The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (PS(SV)A 2012) requires contracting authorities to consider how they can improve the social impact of...
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