Environment

Have you been instructed at short notice to advise on transactions or new environmental legislation outside your comfort zone? Are you up-to-date with the latest changes in environmental regulation – and have a sense of what’s on the horizon?

LexisPSL Environment helps you spot environmental liabilities, understand the commercial implications of environmental law and stay on top of the latest developments. Our daily news feeds keep you informed of new cases, legislation, and consultations - Our clear, concise practice notes have direct links to relevant cases, legislation, guidance and commentary.

Environmental law isn’t just a matter for environmental ‘specialists’. The regulations affect lawyers who work on everything from property and corporate transactions to energy projects and carbon trading. Environmental law is a sophisticated, rapidly changing regulatory area, which demands a strong knowledge of UK, EU and international law.

Our experts give you an up-to-date, authoritative view, backed up by primary sources. So with less time spent on research, you’ll have more time to spend on billable work and business development.

Environment guidance:

What are invasive non-native species? Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area outside of their...

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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...

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Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to stabilise sand banks and there...

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This Practice Note looks at some of the key practical issues for commercial landlords and tenants when dealing with energy performance certificates (EPCs)....

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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by...

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Private nuisance Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it....

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What are invasive species? ‘Invasive species’ are those plants and animals that have the potential to occupy land, spread or grow in a manner that could...

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Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. That interference must be...

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What is a wildlife licence? A wildlife licence is required to carry out any activity prohibited under wildlife legislation, including to:Wildlife and...

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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014, replaced the...

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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on membership of the EU, with a 52% majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. The full impact of the UK’s...

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This Practice Note covers the impact on both landlords and tenants of non-domestic private rented (NDPR) property of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented...

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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos and...

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Introduction to subsidence Subsidence occurs when the ground underneath a structure is unable to support it effectively. Many factors can trigger...

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This Practice Note sets out the key legal issues pertaining to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) and regulation of the water and sewerage...

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What is land remediation relief? Land remediation relief (LRR) is a relief from corporation tax for expenditure on remediating contaminated land or...

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