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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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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Background to judicial review in ScotlandJudicial review represents the means by which the courts control the exercise of governmental power. Judicial...
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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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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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STOP PRESS 1: On 27 January 2021, the DWP published the final version of the Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group’s (PCRIG) non-statutory guidance for...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Parties1[insert name of licensor] [of [insert address] OR company number [insert company number] whose registered office is at [insert address]] (the...
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