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Key procedural stages in a judicial review claim in the Administrative Court Broadly speaking, and subject to any contrary directions, the key stages...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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When considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether this would be an appropriate means of...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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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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27th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a...
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26th Sep
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Interested partiesIn the context of judicial review, an interested party is 'any person (other than the claimant and defendant) who is directly...
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26th Sep
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The EU public procurement case tracker records and summarises the most recent European case law developments relating to public procurement. This...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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A contracting authority procuring a public contract above a certain financial threshold must use one of the permitted procurement procedures set out...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950. The ECHR sets out the rights and freedoms which the...
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25th Sep

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The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 10 excludes a number of a specific categories of service contract from the scope of...
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Produced in partnership with Alfred Artley of Monckton Chambers 28th Sep
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Until formal notice is given under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (TEU), the UK remains part of the EU and therefore subject to all the regulations,...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke 28th Sep
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We refer you to the following which may be of assistance:•Q&A: Is Brexit considered a force majeure event?•Practice Note: Brexit—contract risk...
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28th Sep
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the matters directly relevant to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as they relate to general trade...
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28th Sep
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What is the meaning of ‘preferred supplier’?The term ‘preferred supplier’ is often used in business, however it has no definitive or clear meaning in...
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28th Sep
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Eligibility and selection in public procurementContracting authorities conducting a public procurement exercise under the Public Contracts Regulations...
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28th Sep
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The PCR 2015The Public Contracts Regulation 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 implemented the Directive 2014/24/EU (the Public Contracts Directive) and...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 28th Sep
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What is retained EU law?EU law takes effect in the UK through the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972). ECA 1972 will be repealed by section 1 of...
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Produced in partnership with Kieran Laird, Director and Head of Constitutional Affairs of Gowling WLG 28th Sep
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the matters directly relevant to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as they relate to trade in goods...
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28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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In approaching this, the steps to consider are as follows:•are the affiliates made party to the agreement by incorporating them in the definition?•if...
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28th Sep
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Limiting the number of bids a tenderer can submitA contracting authority (CA) may wish to limit the number of bids a tenderer may submit in a public...
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28th Sep
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There are sector specific rules in relation to state aid and broadcasting. We refer you to Commentary: Public Service Broadcasting and State Aid:...
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28th Sep
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A framework agreement allows a single tender process to be carried out in respect of a number of construction projects or tasks, therefore reducing...
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28th Sep
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There will be situations where a third party expert may need to be instructed by lawyers acting on behalf of a client. This could be an expert in the...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Penningtons Manches Cooper 28th Sep
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CPR 6.3 sets out the rules which apply when dealing with service of the claim form in either the UK or in specified circumstances in the European...
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