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What is a public authority?There is no single, universal answer to the question whether a particular organisation is treated, in law, as a public...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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The supremacy of EU lawIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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What is Wednesbury unreasonableness?Public authorities generallyPublic authorities are constrained in their actions as they are required to act in...
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19th May
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Convention rights—structure of qualified rightsThe rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 19th May
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Parliamentary committeesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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19th May
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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Judicial review time limits—extensions and urgent casesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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What is fettering of discretion in judicial review? When is it an actionable ground of challenge and what must be established for a challenge to...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 19th May
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Structure and functions of EU institutions and bodiesThe EU’s unique institutional frameworkThe European Union is a supranational polity, and is...
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19th May
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Judicial review—what it is and when it can be used—Scotland [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained. For...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 19th May
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Introduction to concession contracts procurementBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of DAC Beachcroft 19th May
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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19th May
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Parliamentary supremacy—implied repealIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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Parliamentary supremacy the enrolled bill ruleIt is not possible to successfully argue that an Act of Parliament is invalid because of flaws, or even...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
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Sources of constitutional lawIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May

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When filing an acknowledgment of service in judicial review proceedings, does the 21-day time limit include bank holidays? What happens if the time...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 1st Aug
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Are UK courts and tribunals bound by decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union post-Brexit?As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 1st Aug
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Has the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 been updated or is it due to be updated? Does it only apply to public bodies?This Q&A considers the Welsh...
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Produced in partnership with David Gardner of No 5 Chambers 1st Aug
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Produced in partnership with Stuart Brown of Trowers & Hamlins 1st Aug
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What is the impact of a no-deal Brexit on public procurement?In conducting our research we have focussed on public procurement under the Public...
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Has an insurance company ever challenged a regulated public procurement process?The following case provides an interesting example of an insurance...
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In the context of Brexit, what is meant by the ‘transition or implementation period’?The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the...
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Where can I find the EU financial thresholds relating to public procurement and how often are they revised?The EU Procurement Directives provide that...
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Illegality in a judicial review context, what is it? When is it an actionable ground of challenge and what must be established for a challenge to...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 1st Aug
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Is there a general, implied or common law obligation on a bidder in a tender exercise to act in good faith or with candour when submitting a bid?In...
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Produced in partnership with Fergus Randolph QC of Brick Court Chambers 1st Aug
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 1st Aug
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What is the status of the UK’s World Trade Organization (WTO) schedules for goods and services?Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement, the...
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