Environment Law

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.

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 19th May
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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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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 19th May
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What is a contract of insurance?This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an...
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Produced in partnership with RPC 19th May
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19th May
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19th May
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Energy and Brexit—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorWhat is Euratom?The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Euratom Treaty’)...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon 19th May
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 19th May
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 19th May
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Public nuisancePublic nuisance involves a nuisance being carried out, which affects a section of the general public. It has been defined as: 'acts or...
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19th May
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19th May
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 19th May

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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 28th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Emma Sadler of Addleshaw Goddard 27th Jul
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