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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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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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19th Mar
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The first thing to bear in mind is that courts are updating their processes and guidance, sometimes daily at present, so you should check with the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Adams of Partner  Gosschalks 16th Mar
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Will duty apply?Whether duty applies, and at what rate, will depend from where the goods are imported into the UK. If goods are imported from...
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Produced in partnership with Fergus Randolph QC of Brick Court Chambers 9th Mar
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Immediately prior to dissolution of a company in the UK, whether following administration, liquidation, striking off or voluntary dissolution, all...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 8th Mar
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This Q&A considers whether grounds for judicial review could be established if a public body (such as HMRC) delays or fails to reach a decision within...
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5th Mar
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This Q&A looks at the rules on the interpretation of ambulatory and non-ambulatory references to EU-derived legislation within UK legislation under...
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3rd Mar
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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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2nd Mar
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NHSX recently launched a brand new information governance portal providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for NHS policies and guidance. NHSX is the NHS body...
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Produced in partnership with Jaspreet Takhar of Baker McKenzie 1st Mar
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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) confers certain powers to create subordinate (or 'secondary') legislation under a number of sections of DPA...
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1st Mar
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What are the infringement proceedings under Article 258 TFEU?If an EU Member State fails to communicate measures that fully transpose the provisions...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 25th Feb
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What is an assessment notice?Assessment notices are a feature of compulsory data protection audits introduced into the ICO's regulatory toolkit by the...
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24th Feb
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We have focused on judicial review in the High Court in England and Wales. Having conducted a comprehensive search of our resources on this subject,...
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24th Feb
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Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) introduced amendments to judicial review by way of amendments...
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24th Feb
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Civil Procedure RulesCivil Procedure Rule 54 (CPR 54) contains the applicable rules regarding judicial review. CPR 54.8(2) sets out the following:'In...
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24th Feb
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In answering this Q&A, it has been assumed to be a breach notification under the Genaral Data Protection Rules, and the threshold for informing data...
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22nd Feb
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This Q&A relates to a new product safety marking for manufacturers to demonstrate that their goods comply with applicable regulations for the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Hewson of Institute of Economic Affairs 16th Feb
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In conducting our research, we have focussed on public procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102.Standstill...
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15th Feb

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