Environmental and health and safety law for corporate lawyers

Environmental and health and safety law for corporate lawyers guidance:

This Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental criminal liability, offences and the different stages of the criminal process from investigation to...

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What is contaminated land? 'Contaminated land' is a specific legal term defined in the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990). The contaminated land regime...

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Contaminated land 'Land contamination' is a general term used to describe any land that may be contaminated in some way. 'Contaminated land', is a specific legal term...

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Requirement for a register Every enforcing authority must keep a freely available public register of contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt...

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Who may be liable? Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA...

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What environmental offences require mens rea? While most environmental offences are characterised by strict liability, a limited category require an element of mens rea...

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A parent company is not responsible for the acts or omissions of its subsidiary simply by virtue of its status as parent. Each subsidiary has separate corporate...

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Purchasers and vendors consider a range of issues when undertaking due diligence during a commercial transaction for acquisition or sale of a businesses and its...

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The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (the CRC Scheme) was abolished following the 2018/19 compliance year, in accordance with the announcement made by HM Treasury (HMT) in...

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The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme) The CRC Scheme is a mandatory UK-wide emissions trading scheme in the UK that aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions and...

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The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme) is a mandatory UK-wide emissions trading scheme in the UK that aims to cut carbon dioxide...

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The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is a mandatory UK-wide trading scheme intended to incentivise large organisations to implement...

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General duties under statute Section 172(1) of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) creates a general duty on a director to: ‘… act in the way he considers, in good faith,...

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Updated in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey The environmental damage regime (EDR) requires operators of activities responsible for serious environmental...

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The purpose of environmental due diligence For general information on share purchase, see Practice Notes: Due diligence—share and asset purchases and Warranties and...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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