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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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As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting out the legal terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the...
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15th Feb
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Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 33(2) defines a framework agreement as:‘an agreement between one or more contracting...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson LLP 15th Feb
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Public authorities generallyPublic authorities are constrained in their actions as they are required to act in accordance with their statutory...
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15th Feb
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This Q&A only considers the position regarding an above-threshold public contract tendered under the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015), SI...
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15th Feb
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It is assumed that this query relates to a below-threshold public procurement exercise using the light touch regime (LTR) under the Public Contracts...
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15th Feb
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Although pre-procurement engagement with the market is not a new feature of public procurement, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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This Q&A considers the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (WL(W)M 2011). In particular, it considers the question of to whom the Welsh language...
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Produced in partnership with David Gardner of No 5 Chambers 15th Feb
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The UK’s position under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), a plurilateral agreement providing access to...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 15th Feb
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Research for this question is limited to covering public contracts regulated under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015).The...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 15th Feb
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In the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Street v Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre, which was also referred to by Jackson LJ in Mid Essex...
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15th Feb
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We have assumed that your query relates to the procurement of an above-threshold contract by a public authority governed by the Public Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 15th Feb
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We have assumed that:‘This query relates to the competitive procedure with negotiation under regulation 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015,...
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15th Feb
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Contracts governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, often envisage a service arrangement that will last over a period...
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15th Feb
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In a public procurement exercise regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 , a contracting authority may award a...
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Produced in partnership with Joseph Dalby SC of The 36 Group 15th Feb
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If a contracting authority’s standard form contracts do not already contain provisions which allow for termination in the circumstances specified in...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Bassett of Dentons UKMEA LLP 15th Feb
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A contracting authority might wish to invite a bidder to correct a mistake in a tender submission for a public contract. Such a correction might serve...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Feb
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Illegality in a judicial review contextA public body is not permitted to act beyond the scope of its powers and duties, which may be defined by...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 15th Feb

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