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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Commercial Property Standard EnquiriesThe Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry standard pre-contract enquiries for...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers the rights and responsibilities of a mortgagee in possession.RightsA legal mortgagee has a right to possession of the...
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9th Nov
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 9th Nov
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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 9th Nov
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What is insurance law?Insurance law can be split into three parts:•insurance contract law which governs the contractual relationship between insureds...
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9th Nov
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Controlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), see Definition of...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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TitleRegulation (EU) No 1143/2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (the Regulation)Entry into...
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27th Nov
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IntroductionThis Practice Note forms part of our suite of detailed guidance on the main terms of the standard form Contracts for Difference (CfDs)...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Dight of Addleshaw Goddard 27th Nov
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IntroductionThis Practice Note forms part of our suite of detailed guidance on the main terms of the standard form Contracts for Difference (CfD)...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Dight of Addleshaw Goddard 27th Nov
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What is a Site of Special Scientific Interest?Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) give legal protection to the best sites for wildlife and...
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27th Nov
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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27th Nov
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This Environment legislation tracker tool displays key upcoming legislation of interest to Environment lawyers from 1 January 2020.Legislation will be...
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27th Nov
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This Environment consultation tracker tool displays the current status and most recent developments of consultations opened from 1 January 2020 being...
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27th Nov
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Brexit11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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Produced in partnership with Phlorum Limited 27th Nov
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TitleDirective 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework of Community action to achieve...
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Produced in partnership with Susannah Wilks 27th Nov
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths 27th Nov
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 27th Nov
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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27th Nov
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Companies operating in the UK may be required to report on environmental matters in accordance with:•the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)•accounting...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 27th Nov
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International (previously CLT Envirolaw) 27th Nov
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Clare of Anthesis 27th Nov
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Snapshot on the 1986 Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological EmergencyTitle1986 Convention on Assistance in the...
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27th Nov
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Regulatory bodyHistorically, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) (on behalf of the Secretary of State (SoS)) were primarily responsible...
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27th Nov
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The UK government has, historically, been supportive of fracking. However following a number of successive seismic events at the country's only active...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure 27th Nov
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BackgroundAn Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an assessment of an independent project’s likely significant environmental effects. See:...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Gray of Burness Paull 27th Nov
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What is Energy from Waste (EfW)?Energy from waste (EfW) involves taking waste and turning it into a useable form of energy from a sustainable energy...
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