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The supremacy of EU lawIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Indirect effect of EU lawWhat is indirect effect of EU law?The doctrine of indirect effect, or consistent interpretation, is a duty that national...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 19th May
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Parliamentary committeesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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19th May
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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Judicial review time limits—extensions and urgent casesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Costs for judicial review—general principlesGeneral rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Structure and functions of EU institutions and bodiesThe EU’s unique institutional frameworkThe European Union is a supranational polity, and is...
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19th May
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Introduction to concession contracts procurementBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of DAC Beachcroft 19th May
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Judicial review—what it is and when it can be usedWhat is judicial review?Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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19th May
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Parliamentary supremacy—implied repealIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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Secondary or delegated legislationLegislationThe English legal system is based upon two primary sources of law:•legislation, and•case law, or common...
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19th May
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Parliamentary supremacy the enrolled bill ruleIt is not possible to successfully argue that an Act of Parliament is invalid because of flaws, or even...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
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Parliamentary privilege and the Bill of Rights 1688Arguably the most significant of these ‘statutory’ aspects of parliamentary privilege is freedom of...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May

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US government surveillance in the context of EU data protection lawIn Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems, Case...
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1st Aug
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Confidentiality and official secrets—training materialsThese training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of...
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1st Aug
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Does the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 apply to civil and family law proceedings and to what extent can a local authority use...
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1st Aug
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Can mobile phone recordings constitute admissible evidence in legal proceedings and what issues should be considered?For the purposes of this Q&A we...
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1st Aug
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Official secrets—levels of secrecyIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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1st Aug
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Official secrets—protected disclosuresThe Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA 1998) protects workers who make protected disclosures and allows...
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31st Jul
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Security clearance of staffIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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31st Jul
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Practical steps to protect or obtain access to confidential informationThis Practice Note supplements Practice Note: Trade secrets and confidential...
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31st Jul
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How do I protect confidential information in the workplace?What counts as confidential information? The legal definition of confidential information...
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31st Jul
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Scrutiny of intelligence gathering and the role of commissioners under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016)...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Hanstock of Cornerstone Barristers 30th Jul
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Acquisition and disclosure of communications data under RIPA 2000 [Archived] ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The...
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30th Jul
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Confidentiality agreement—mutualThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[insert name of party] [of [insert details ] OR a company incorporated in...
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30th Jul
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Scrutiny of interception under RIPA 2000 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. For information on the scrutiny of...
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30th Jul
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Investigatory Powers TribunalFor information on the overarching regime for scrunity of the use of powers under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA...
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30th Jul
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Interception of communications under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the legal framework...
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Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 30th Jul
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Surveillance powers of local councilsThe Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert...
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30th Jul
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Communications data retentionThe Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the existing legal framework governing the use of covert...
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Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 30th Jul
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Interception of communications under RIPA 2000—phone tapping and other criminal offences [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and...
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30th Jul
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Regulation of investigatory powers under RIPA 2000 The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the main legal framework governing the use of...
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30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 30th Jul

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