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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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Save in particular circumstances, a public body cannot prevent itself from properly considering the exercise of its discretion in individual cases....
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 15th Feb
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In answering this Q&A, we have assumed that the scenario relates to an above-threshold contract for social or other specific services listed in...
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15th Feb
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The following case provides an interesting example of an insurance provider challenging a public procurement process: Brent London Borough Council...
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15th Feb
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In the case of Razumas v Ministry of Justice the claimant brought a clinical negligence claim against the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) because while he...
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15th Feb
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In civil proceedings against the Crown as defined in CPR 66.1(2), the claim form must contain the names of the government departments and officers of...
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15th Feb
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All personal data must be processed in accordance with the GDPR, including the seven data protection principles set out in Article 5 of Retained...
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15th Feb
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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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15th Feb
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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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15th Feb
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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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15th Feb
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Where parties disagree on the meaning of an incorporated term, it will be the task of the court to objectively construe the meaning of the term,...
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15th Feb
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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 15th Feb
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The Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 57(1) requires contracting authorities to exclude an economic operator from...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson 13th Feb
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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 13th Feb
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This Q&A covers procurements carried out under Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 and where the request to clarify the bid has...
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13th Feb
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the rules and procedure concerning voluntary transparency notices under the Public Contracts...
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13th Feb
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BackgroundIn April 2014 the EU adopted revised public sector and utilities directives and a new directive to regulate the award of concession...
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13th Feb
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Public procurement by bodies governed by public law which are for the most part funded by the state is covered by the Public Contracts Regulations...
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13th Feb
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Legal status of executive agenciesAs noted in our Practice Note Status of non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies and non-ministerial...
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13th Feb

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