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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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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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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Background to the contaminated land regime (the regime)What is it?Contaminated land is any land which appears to the local authority in whose area it...
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Produced in partnership with Bond Dickinson LLP 15th Jan
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What are Category 4 Screening Levels?Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SL) provide technical guidance for environmental consultants and regulators when...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Czarnecki of Earth, Environmental & Geotechnical Ltd 15th Jan
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Contaminated land'Land contamination' is a general term used to describe any land that may be contaminated in some way. 'Contaminated land', is a...
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15th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 15th Jan
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TitleDoha, Climate Gateway (COP18/CMP8)LocationDoha, QatarDate26 November - 8 December 2012SubjectImplementation of the United Nations Framework...
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15th Jan
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Air quality is an increasingly important concern, for both central government and local authorities. Policies to manage and improve air quality are...
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15th Jan
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Owners of land affected by contamination may decide to remediate the land without formal action under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA...
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15th Jan
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The environmental damage regime (EDR) applies to environmental damage in England and Wales. It requires operators of activities responsible for...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 15th Jan
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Originally produced in partnership with Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, University of EdinburghBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31...
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15th Jan
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The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme)The CRC Scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme in the UK that aims to cut carbon dioxide...
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15th Jan
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Originally produced in partnership with Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, University of EdinburghThe EU Emissions Trading System...
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15th Jan
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TitleDirective 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and...
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15th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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15th Jan
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TitleDirective 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 15th Jan
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When can costs be recovered by an enforcing authority?Subject to the Environmental Protection Act 1990, ss 78J(7) and 78K(6) (EPA 1990), an enforcing...
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15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the overlap of the environmental damage regime (EDR) with:•the environmental permitting regime (EPR) under the...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 15th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Navraj Singh Ghaleigh of Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, University of Edinburgh 15th Jan
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Determining liability for remediationIdentifying the appropriate person(s) who may be liable for remediation under Part IIA of the Environmental...
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15th Jan
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Who makes the determination?Local authorities (LAs) have sole responsibility for determining whether land is contaminated land under the Environmental...
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15th Jan

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