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The status of guidance

‘I appreciate that the Guidance is just that - guidance, not a list of mandatory requirements, but it will almost invariably be the appropriate starting point from which a departure may, or may not be justified to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the facts of the particular case.’ Per Sullivan J. in Sanders v Ethical Standards Officer [2005] EWHC 2132 (Admin) (Councillor’s Code of Conduct.)

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