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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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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 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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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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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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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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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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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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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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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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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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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General principles―Parliamentary supremacy and implied repealThe doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty requires that Parliament is not bound by its...
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29th Nov
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Duty to make reasonable adjustmentsThe duty to make reasonable adjustments (referred to below simply as 'the duty') comprises three requirements,...
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29th Nov
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Challenging the decision of a public authorityWe were not clear as to the type of policy to be challenged, therefore, we have assumed that this Q&A is...
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29th Nov
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What is the scope of application for the standard selection questionnaire?The ‘Standard Selection Questionnaire’ section in Practice Note:...
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29th Nov
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What does it mean to repeal legislation?To repeal a piece of legislation revokes or rescinds it wholly or in part. The word ‘repeal’ is used for...
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29th Nov
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We would like to refer you to the Brexit legislation tracker — Brexit SI database, which collates details of draft and made SIs laid before Parliament...
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29th Nov
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Public sector equality dutySection 149 of the Equality Act (EqA 2010) (EqA 2010, s 149) sets out a general public sector equality duty (PSED), which...
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29th Nov
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The following Precedents contain a definition of ‘Background IP’:•Long term research framework agreement between a university and a company—creation...
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29th Nov
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This Q&A examines the main changes in the Model Services Contract (MSC) published by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) in February 2014.What is the...
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29th Nov
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A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a self-assessment tool designed to help organisations recognise privacy risks and vulnerabilities at the early...
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29th Nov
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It has been assumed that copyright subsists in the works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988). See Practice Note:...
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29th Nov
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Copyright infringementCopyright recognises the intellectual creation of an author when a work is created. In the UK, copyright subsists in specific...
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29th Nov
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Why be part of the online community?Social media is à la mode. The social media sites that the majority of businesses use are Facebook, Twitter,...
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29th Nov
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Section 173(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) provides:(2) ‘Where copyright (or any aspect of copyright) is owned by more...
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29th Nov
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Court’s case management powersThe court's aim is to ensure that cases are dealt with justly and at proportionate cost—in other words, in accordance...
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