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With legal teams discharging their current responsibilities to the same high standards with fewer resources and a reduction in the number of specialist lawyers, there is an increased risk of providing incorrect advice and judicial review of decisions taken based on that advice. With LexisPSL Local Government you will spend less time on research and remain confident you are always up to date with the latest changes in the law.

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This Practice Note has been produced by enforcement specialists, The Sheriffs Office. It guides users through the process of enforcing a warrant of...
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Produced in partnership with David W Carter of The Sheriffs Office 4th May
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This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as...
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4th May
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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 4th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 4th May
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STOP PRESS: the Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Act 2017 came into force on 27 June 2017 and has introduced a change to s 35C of the Road...
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4th May
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Purposive (teleological) constructionThe purposive approach has its roots in legal systems based on civil codes. It is a method of statutory...
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4th May
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Secure tenancies are regulated principally by the Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985).HA 1985, s 83 requires a landlord, prior to issuing possession...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 4th May
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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 Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 4th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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4th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 4th May
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What is a sex establishmentThe Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982 (as amended) (LG(MP)A 1982) creates four distinct 'sex...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Grunert of John Gaunt Solicitors 4th May
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What is the standstill period?When a contracting authority reaches its decision on the award of a public contract subject to the Public Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Digings of Lee Digings Associates 4th May
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1 Set-off permitted by either party Each party may set off any amount that the other party owes it under this agreement[ or...
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4th May
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 4th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, ss 37–38, Sch 16 Pt...
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4th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI...
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Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Hardwicke Chambers 4th May

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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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29th Jan
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UPDATE (18/1/21): The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) updated, on 12 January 2021, the section of its Q&As on coronavirus...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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29th Jan
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This Q&A looks at the impact of Brexit on cross-border transfers of personal data involving the UK and EEA, under the General Data Protection...
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29th Jan
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The training materials are customisable.Click the links below to download the training presentation and speaker notes.Contents•What is the EU...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note tracks domestic legislation introduced as part of the UK government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes...
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29th Jan
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In the rules of the LGPS, administering authorities are given the discretionary power to set a policy on whether, and...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 29th Jan
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In the rules of the LGPS, administering authorities are given the discretionary power to set a policy on whether, and...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 29th Jan
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As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participated in the political institutions and governance structures of...
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29th Jan
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All family lawyers should be knowledgeable about the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which is...
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29th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling some of the most common residential service charge disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Jones 29th Jan
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The court will in certain circumstances judicially intervene whether by the exercise of the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court or the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Jan
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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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29th Jan
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On 19 February 2020, the government announced details of the ‘new’ post-Brexit UK immigration system, with significant changes to the rules governing...
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29th Jan
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Application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000See initially Practice Note: Who is subject to the freedom of information regime, which explores the...
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29th Jan
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Are independent schools subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000?The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) grants a right of access to...
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29th Jan
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance ICO—Recognising a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Section 8) has a section on...
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