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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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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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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 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 Carl Gardner 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 12th Jan
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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 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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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 Louise Huson of DLA Piper 13th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Commercial skillsCommercial skills for complex government projects (National...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 13th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained. This Practice Note is part of a series of archived Practice Notes collating and...
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13th Jan
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Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 (SI 2015/102, reg 72) is aimed at clarifying the extent to which...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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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 Catherine Wolfenden of Osborne Clarke 8th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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The remedies available to aggrieved bidders where a breach of the public procurement regulations or other enforceable EU obligations in the public...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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Our ref: [Insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s reference][Insert successful tenderer’s details and address][Date]Dear...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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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 Hardwicke 8th Jan
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Pursuant to regulation 95 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015) (PCR 2015, SI 2015/102, reg 95), the award of a public...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Norton Rose Fulbright 8th Jan
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Our ref: [Insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s reference][Insert name of successful tenderer]By email: [Insert...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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As with other public procurement procedures, changing the terms of the original tender in a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) requires a new procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 8th Jan
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We have assumed that this is an above-threshold procurement exercise that has followed a fully compliant public procurement procedure in accordance...
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Produced in partnership with Stuart Brown of Trowers & Hamlins 8th Jan
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What is the standstill period?When a contracting authority reaches its decision on the award of a public contract subject to the Public Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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General time limitsUnder the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015) time starts to run for a procurement challenge when the...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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Our ref: [Insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s reference][Insert name of successful tenderer]By email: [Insert...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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TUPE 2006, PF2s and other PPPsPublic/private partnership (PPP) projects, including Private Finance 2 (PF2) projects, can entail transfers of...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
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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 Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 8th Jan
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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 Richard Auton of Walker Morris 8th Jan

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