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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE)The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry-standard pre-contract...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
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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 19th May
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in ScotlandHow do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 19th May
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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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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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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is a tort against land and it is concerned with the unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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For the purposes of s 100 of the Highways Act 1980, a ‘highway drain’ is defined as including a ditch, gutter, watercourse, soak-away, bridge,...
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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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Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases—snapshotTitleRegulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of...
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19th May
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Waste types and controls—controlled wasteControlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection...
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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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BREEAM key requirementsWhat is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating...
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 19th May
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Flood reinsurance—the Flood Re schemeBackground to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as...
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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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Forfeiture of property following convictionThe power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the Sentencing Act 2020The Sentencing Act...
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19th May
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Environmental permitting—flood risk activitiesHistory of flood defence consentsThe ‘old’ system of flood defence consents, prior to 6 April 2016,...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 19th May

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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—permits, applications and exemptionsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 5th Aug
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Water pollution—remediationWater pollution from contaminated sites, discharges from industrial processes or sewage treatment works or accidental...
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5th Aug
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Marrakesh Accords 2001—snapshotTitleMarrakesh AccordsLocationMarrakesh, MoroccoDate29 October–9 November 2001 SubjectClimate changeThe Marrakesh...
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5th Aug
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The Paris Agreement 2015—snapshotTitleParis Summit (COP21/CMP11)LocationParis, FranceDate30 November—12 December 2015SubjectClimate change,...
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5th Aug
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Land contamination—potential liabilitiesTypes of contaminated land liabilitiesThere are several types of liabilities associated with land...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 4th Aug
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Water pollution—potential liabilitiesWater pollutionWater pollution can kill fish and aquatic life, impact drinking supplies, reduce water quality and...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 4th Aug
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Contaminated land—interaction with other regimesContaminated land'Land contamination' is a general term used to describe any land that may be...
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4th Aug
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Contaminated land—process for determining liabilityWhat is the nature of the liability?The Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990) is a...
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3rd Aug
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Air pollution—ambient air qualityBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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31st Jul
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Contaminated land—withdrawal of funding for the contaminated land regimeGrant funding for contaminated land enforcementLocal authorities have a...
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31st Jul
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Kyoto Protocol—eligibility, compliance and enforcementThe Kyoto Protocol commits developed economies set out in Annex I to the UN Framework Convention...
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31st Jul
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Water pollution—legislationDischarges of pollutants to surface water, groundwater or public sewer generally require an environmental permit or...
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31st Jul
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Ambient Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC—snapshotTitleDirective 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 31st Jul
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Amendments to the Montreal Protocol 1987 (substances that deplete the ozone layer)—snapshotThe Montreal Protocol is designed to reduce the production...
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31st Jul
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Land contamination—liability for migrationWhat causes contaminants to migrate?Contamination from historic uses or pollution spills can migrate...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 31st Jul
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Contaminated land—definition of contaminated landWhat is contaminated land?'Contaminated land' is a specific legal term defined in the Environmental...
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31st Jul
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Contaminated land—identifying Class A and B appropriate personsDetermining liability for remediationIdentifying the appropriate person(s) who may be...
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31st Jul
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Contaminated land—orphan linkagesWhat is an orphan linkage?An 'orphan linkage' is one where there are no appropriate persons for a significant...
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31st Jul

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