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Key procedural stages in a judicial review claim in the Administrative Court Broadly speaking, and subject to any contrary directions, the key stages...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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When considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether this would be an appropriate means of...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 29th Sep
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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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27th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a...
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26th Sep
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Interested partiesIn the context of judicial review, an interested party is 'any person (other than the claimant and defendant) who is directly...
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26th Sep
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The EU public procurement case tracker records and summarises the most recent European case law developments relating to public procurement. This...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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It is not possible to successfully argue that an Act of Parliament is invalid because of flaws, or even fraud, in the legislative process.Early...
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25th Sep
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A contracting authority procuring a public contract above a certain financial threshold must use one of the permitted procurement procedures set out...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950. The ECHR sets out the rights and freedoms which the...
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25th Sep

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Purpose and aims of public inquiriesGenerally, a public inquiry is established as a means of reviewing in detail events giving rise to public concern....
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Inquiry: The [insert name of inquiry] inquiryChair: [Insert name of inquiry chair][Insert inquiry contact address etc][Insert name of...
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The procedure by which a public inquiry is conducted will vary significantly from one inquiry to the next. Even for inquiries established under the...
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The duty of a public authority to respond to a statutory inquiryStatutory inquiries are convened under the Inquiries Act 2005 (IA 2005). See Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl, Solicitor to the Council and Head of Legal Services of Suffolk County Council 28th Sep

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