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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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Highways, street works and statutory undertakersCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 19th May
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Off-street parking ordersSTOP PRESS: the Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Act 2017 came into force on 27 June 2017 and has introduced a change to...
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19th May
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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How to obtain a writ of control—High Court judgmentsThis Practice Note concerns provisions of the CPR and related legislation (The Tribunals, Courts...
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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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What is the purposive approach to statutory interpretation?Purposive (teleological) constructionThe purposive approach has its roots in legal systems...
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19th May
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What effect does the service of a notice of seeking possession (NOSP) have on the legal status of a secure tenant? When does a secure tenancy end, on...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 19th May
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Call-off procedures under framework agreementsBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 19th May
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Demoted tenanciesCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals...
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19th May
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Assignment and succession of tenancyCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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Sexual entertainment licensingWhat is a sex establishmentThe Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982 (as amended) (LG(MP)A 1982) creates...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Grunert of John Gaunt Solicitors 19th May
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The standstill periodWhat is the standstill period?When a contracting authority reaches its decision on the award of a public contract subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 19th May
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Child protection conferencesPlease note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 19th May
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Teacher serious misconduct in EnglandCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA...
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19th May
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Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May

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I have obtained County Court judgment for £4,000—what are my options?This Practice Note, produced in conjunction with Phil Roberts of Clarke Willmott...
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Produced in partnership with Phil Roberts of Clarke Willmott 13th Jul
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DefamationThe tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in:•the Defamation Act...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 13th Jul
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—managing the workplaceSTOP PRESS (6/7/21): The Prime Minister confirmed on 5 July 2021 that, subject to a final review of the...
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13th Jul
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Information hearing—procedure and ordersThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the...
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13th Jul
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The pre-action protocols and when they applyThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of...
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13th Jul
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Information hearing—introduction and the hearingWhy seek an information hearing under CPR 71?Enforcing a judgment or order can be a timely, expensive...
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13th Jul
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Defamation—defencesDefencesThere are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 13th Jul
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Brexit timelineOn 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29...
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13th Jul
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Call-off procedures under framework agreementsLegal regimeFramework agreements are used increasingly for the procurement of works, services and...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 13th Jul
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for propertyThis Practice Note introduces the key implications that property practitioners should consider in...
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13th Jul
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Powers of health and safety inspectors under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 13th Jul
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Local authorities—powers to investigate environmental crimeWhen do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Retained EU law—quick guideRetained EU law is a concept introduced by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), as amended, in...
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12th Jul
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Contract variationThis Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the variation of contracts and deeds. It explains how a...
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12th Jul
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Successful enforcement—knowing your defendantThis Practice Note highlights the need to correctly identify and know your defendant prior to issuing...
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12th Jul
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Who is liable for inherent defects?Defects in design, faulty installation or the use of inappropriate or inadequate materials when building a property...
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12th Jul
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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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12th Jul
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Dealing with Rent Act tenanciesFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response to the Law Commission’s report of 14...
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12th Jul
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Residential tenancies and the Immigration Act—'Right to Rent'Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance which may be impacted by the...
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12th Jul
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Academies and property issuesFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response  to the Law Commission’s report of 14...
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12th Jul

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