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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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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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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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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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Major projects frequently form part of a broader programme (for example, a corporate transformation programme) and project management disciplines need...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 9th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained.Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 9th Apr
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The engagement of stakeholders, often representing a wide variety of interests, is critical to the success of major procurement projects and...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 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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9th Apr
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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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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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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 Chambers 8th 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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The UK public procurement regulations apply to public contracts in-scope, where the estimated value of the contract is no less than the financial...
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22nd Mar
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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 Katherine Calder of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 18th Mar
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In a relatively short period of time the use of e-Procurement tools to award public contracts has become standard practice. Consequently, those...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 18th Mar
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The public increasingly hold organisations responsible for the impact of their and their suppliers' practices on the environment, local communities...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Garbett of Squire Patton Boggs, Ian Skinner of Squire Patton Boggs, Sarah Rathke Esq. of Squire Patton Boggs and Dynda Thomas of Squire Patton Boggs 5th Mar
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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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Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 33(2) defines a framework agreement as:‘an agreement between one or more contracting...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson LLP 15th Feb
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This Q&A only considers the position regarding an above-threshold public contract tendered under the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015), SI...
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15th Feb
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Although pre-procurement engagement with the market is not a new feature of public procurement, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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The UK’s position under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), a plurilateral agreement providing access to...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 15th Feb
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Research for this question is limited to covering public contracts regulated under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015).The...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 15th Feb
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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 15th Feb

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