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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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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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Convention rights—structure of qualified rightsThe rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 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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Judicial review—what it is and when it can be used—Scotland [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained. For...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 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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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 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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Sources of constitutional lawIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 19th May

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International trade hubWith the government's continued focus on enhancing the UK's position as an independent trading nation, we have published a...
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Market engagementIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Ramshaw of Womble Bond Dickinson 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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News Analysis—Brexit toolkitLexisNexis® has published News Analysis on a range of issues concerning the implications of Brexit. Key highlights are set...
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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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General Court State aid appeals—ongoing cases trackerThe below tracks live General Court appeal cases involving State aid (Articles 107 to 109 TFEU)....
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13th Jul
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Can NHS trusts charge a fee to the police for providing them with copies of patient medical records?In answering this query, it has been assumed that...
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13th Jul
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EU State aid decisions—closed cases trackerBelow lists European Commission decisions involving State aid and completed State aid sector inquiries...
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12th Jul
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Brexit—implications for data protectionThis Practice Note discusses the impact of Brexit on the general processing of personal data under the General...
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12th 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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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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12th Jul
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Forming enforceable contracts—acceptanceAn agreement on the terms of an offer will only become a binding contract capable of being enforced if that...
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12th Jul
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Forming enforceable contracts—offerThis Practice Note considers the requirements for a legally binding offer. In so doing, it considers:•what we mean...
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12th Jul
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IP—new starter design rights guideThis new starter guide provides an introduction to design rights. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles...
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12th Jul
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Royal ChartersFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response to the Law Commission’s report of 14 September 2017,...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 12th Jul
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Intellectual property (IP)—new starter guideThis new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee...
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