Public Law

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
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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
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
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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
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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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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 Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 8th Jan
Q&As
A decision-maker must take into account all relevant matters, and must ignore irrelevant matters. The weight to be attached to such relevant matters...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
Pursuant to regulation 95 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015) (PCR 2015, SI 2015/102, reg 95), the award of a public...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Norton Rose Fulbright 8th Jan
Precedents
Definitions for Health and safety clause for public sector contracts Authority’s Premises means either or both...
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8th Jan
Q&As
Sublicences in contract lawContract law generally allows a licensee to sublicense their contractual rights and obligations, unless the agreement...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Frears of Lionshead Law Ltd 8th Jan
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The referendum outcome is advisory; legislation will need to be introduced to repeal the European Communities Act 1972, which incorporates EU law into...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennet of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Jan
Precedents
Definitions for Set-off and withholding clause—for public sector contracts Charges means the charges payable by the...
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8th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note looks at the standardisation of contracts in relation to PFI and PF2, and considers the practical use of model form...
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Produced in partnership with Foot Anstey LLP, revised in partnership with CMS 8th Jan
Precedents
1Human Rights1.1The Supplier shall, and shall use reasonable endeavours to procure that its staff, agents and subcontractors shall at all times comply...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Winder of Brabners LLP 8th Jan
Q&As
The PCR 2015The Public Contracts Regulation 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 implemented the Directive 2014/24/EU (the Public Contracts Directive) and...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 8th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note is concerned only with the structure of UK legislation passed by, or processed through, the UK’s four legislatures. This falls into...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Gorlov of Winckworth Sherwood 8th Jan
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 8th Jan
Practice notes
When any organisation is forced to make a large number of redundancies, the attention, quite rightly, is focused on those losing their roles. However,...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 8th Jan
Q&As
For the purpose of this Q&A we have assumed that this is an above-threshold procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI...
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Produced in partnership with Dennis Edwards 8th Jan
Q&As
We have limited this answer to cover public procurement procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 involving a...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
Q&As
We have assumed that this is an above-threshold procurement exercise that has followed a fully compliant public procurement procedure in accordance...
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Produced in partnership with Stuart Brown of Trowers & Hamlins 8th Jan
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 Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 8th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note discusses the nature and status of three types of public bodies: ‘non-departmental public bodies’ or ‘NDPBs’, executive agencies of...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of Head of Legal 8th Jan

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