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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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This answer refers to the provisions for implementation of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), and associated agreements, under Part 3 of...
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Produced in partnership with Eleonor Duhs of Fieldfisher and Louise Laing of Brodies LLP, FieldfisherCounsel for EU and International Law, House of Commons 15th Jan
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What are directly applicable EU laws?During the UK’s membership of the EU, EU legislation did not form part of the UK legal system in the same way as...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 15th Jan
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Sections 2 to 7 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), as amended by the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (EU(WA)A...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Bimmler of No 5 Chambers 15th Jan
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As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal...
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15th Jan
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What counts as confidential information? The legal definition of confidential information is information that is (i) confidential in nature, and (ii)...
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12th Jan
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Retained case law is defined in section 6(7) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018). It encompasses both domestic case law and the...
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11th Jan
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Damages may be available from an EU Member State if it is found to have breached an individual's right under an EU law provision which has direct...
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11th Jan
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As part of the UK’s domestic preparation for Brexit, the government is introducing a range of primary and secondary legislation, including a...
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11th Jan
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Retained EU law is a legal concept describing EU-derived legislation, rights and principles the UK plans to preserve in UK law after Brexit. It is a...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 11th Jan
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Bank holidays are included in the computation of the 21-day time limit for filing of the acknowledgment of service (AOS) in judicial review...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
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In conducting our research we have focussed on above-threshold procurement exercises regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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In answering this Q&A we have considered whether, prior to concluding a public contract tendered under the restricted procedure, the contract terms...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 8th 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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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing severe difficulties in the operation of the court estate. As of 27 March 2020, HMCTS confirmed that the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Unlike real property, where a covenant in a lease will become binding on the successors and assigns upon the purchase of the asset (ie a house or...
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Produced in partnership with Paul A. Harris of Venner Shipley 8th Jan
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A well-known problem amongst procurement professionals is the difficulty presented by the obligation under regulation 53 of the Public Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Bassett of Dentons UKMEA LLP 8th Jan
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Starting point―impact of European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018The starting point for this question is the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 8th Jan
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What is the problem?In an intellectual property (IP) claim, it is often difficult to predict quantum at the time the claim is issued.Why does the...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 8th Jan

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