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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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This Q&A is only applicable where service took place under the Service Regulation, was commenced before 31 December 2020 at 11 pm and the transitional...
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9th Apr
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The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
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8th Apr
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Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), before certain proposed statutory instruments (Brexit SIs) are formally laid in...
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8th Apr
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Responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting government priorities across Europe and beyond.In light of COVID-19 developments and...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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1st Apr
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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 30th Mar
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What are the rules/grounds for modification under Public Contracts Regulations 2015?There are specific rules relating to modification and termination...
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29th Mar
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Concessions Contracts Regulations 2016 rules on modification of concession contracts during their termThe rules regarding modifications to concession...
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29th Mar
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Variation of public contractsThe Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 72 is aimed at clarifying the extent to which...
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29th Mar
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What IP rights are there?Most businesses will be familiar with the main IP rights of trade marks, patents, design rights and copyright. However, many...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming of Appleyard Lee 26th Mar
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Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the exercise of public functions by public bodies. It is a...
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23rd Mar
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Judicial review in Scotland evolved separately from England and Wales which accounts for its unique features and terminology. However, in recent years...
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23rd Mar
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Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement, the limitations on the tariffs that a WTO member can apply on the import of goods and its...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 22nd Mar
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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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22nd Mar
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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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