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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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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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The following questions and issues should be at the forefront of a lawyer’s mind when advising in relation to an internal investigation...
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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 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 8th Jan
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Definition of a public liability claimThe Pre-action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers' Liability and Public Liability) Claims (the...
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IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONParties[THE CLAIMANT]by his litigation friend [LITIGATION FRIEND]        Claimant-and-[THE...
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[In the High Court of JusticeORIn the County Court at [insert]]Claim No: [insert claim number][Division]Claim issued on [day of month...
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What is a public authority?A public authority is some manifestation of the state that exercises a public function.The distinction between a private...
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1 Anti-bribery—short form—pro-customer Bribery Laws means the Bribery Act 2010[ and associated guidance published...
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Required document or action Yes/No Comment/action required Do you have a public, clear and forthright code of ethics and/or...
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Businesses and their employees must be alert to indicators of corruption. The following checklist identifies indicators of corruption...
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