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As a government lawyer your clients are experiencing various impacts on policy making from numerous and competing interests such as austerity, efficiency, collective/individual rights, European and devolved/delegated jurisdictions. Your job advising on legislation and risk of challenge through judicial review is increasingly time consuming and complex.

LexisPSL Public Law is devised for government lawyers. Covering core legal areas such as administrative and constitutional law, Human Rights, data protection and freedom of information, European and devolution, this LexisPSL practice area has clear and concise practice notes, enriched by direct links to amended legislation, case law and more in-depth commentary. Comprehensive news alerts and analysis deliver the latest legal developments to your desktop. It also includes business skills to help you manage your internal and external extended team, and other commercial and personal development skills so you can be effective.

Lawyers at the cutting edge of law making and defending government decisions require confidence in the best advice for compiling legal arguments. With LexisPSL Public Law you will spend less time on research and remain confident you are always up-to-date with the latest changes and advice.

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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Background to judicial review in ScotlandJudicial review represents the means by which the courts control the exercise of governmental power. Judicial...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
Practice notes
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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This Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the fast-moving changes to civil court processes and...
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8th Mar
Q&As
This Q&A considers whether grounds for judicial review could be established if a public body (such as HMRC) delays or fails to reach a decision within...
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5th Mar
Q&As
Judicial review in Scotland evolved separately from England and Wales which accounts for its unique features and terminology. However, in recent years...
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5th Mar
Practice notes
A defendant in a judicial review claim will usually be the public authority whose decision, action or omission is being challenged. Any person (other...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 5th Mar
Practice notes
Judicial review is an equitable remedy. The court has discretion to make an award in successful claims, which it will only exercise where it is just...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 5th Mar
Practice notes
What is judicial review?Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the exercise of public functions by...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 5th Mar
Practice notes
11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU....
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5th Mar
Practice notes
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 5th Mar
Practice notes
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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Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 5th Mar
Practice notes
Although it may not be possible to prevent a claimant from issuing a claim for judicial review, the more robust the decision-making process employed...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 5th Mar
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 5th Mar
Practice notes
When considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether judicial review is be an appropriate...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 5th Mar
Precedents
Dear [insert name]Response to your letter before claim in proposed judicial review proceedings[Claimant OR Your Client]: [insert proposed Claimant’s...
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Produced in partnership with Eleanor Tunnicliffe of Hill Dickinson 5th Mar
Precedents
[Insert the name and address of the proposed defendant]Dear [insert organisation name]Letter before claim in proposed judicial review proceedings...
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5th Mar
Practice notes
This table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general application and those which affect various...
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5th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:•Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution•Coronavirus...
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5th Mar
Practice notes
STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is currently being reviewed as part of our routine quali...
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Produced in partnership with Sinclairs Law 5th Mar
Precedents
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie 5th Mar
Precedents
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie 5th Mar

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