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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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EU ETS Phase III UK implementation—allocation of allowances and auctioning [Archived]Originally produced in partnership with Navraj Singh Ghaleigh,...
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7th Sep
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EU ETS Phase III UK implementation—legal framework, key obligations and administration [Archived]Originally produced in partnership with Navraj Singh...
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Agricultural diffuse pollution—regulation and enforcementAgricultural diffuse pollutionDiffuse agricultural pollution is contamination of the soil,...
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3rd Sep
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Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC—snapshotTitleDirective 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 2nd Sep
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—permits, applications and exemptionsRelevant LegislationOn 1 January 2017, the Environmental Permitting...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 31st Aug
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The 1979 Geneva Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution—snapshotTitleThe 1979 Geneva Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air...
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31st Aug
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Doha Climate Gateway 2012—snapshotTitleDoha, Climate Gateway (COP18/CMP8)LocationDoha, QatarDate26 November–8 December 2012SubjectImplementation of...
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24th Aug
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Durban Platform for Enhanced Action 2011—snapshotWhat is the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action?TitleDurban Platform for Enhanced...
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24th Aug
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Cancun Agreements 2010—snapshotWhat were the Cancun Agreements?TitleCancun AgreementsLocationCancun, MexicoDate29th November–10th December...
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23rd Aug
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Copenhagen Accord 2009—snapshotTitleCopenhagen AccordLocationCopenhagen, DenmarkDate29th November–10 December 2009SubjectClimate changeThe 15th...
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23rd Aug
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Paints Directive 2004/42/EC—snapshotTitleDirective 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on the limitation of...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 23rd Aug
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Steps an Insolvency Practitioner (IP) should take when faced with contaminated landBackground to the contaminated land regime (the regime)The...
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Produced in partnership with Ashurst 18th Aug
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Contaminated land—enforcing authorities' costs recovery for remediation workWhen can costs be recovered by an enforcing authority?Subject to the...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Montreal Protocol 1987 (substances that deplete the ozone layer)—snapshotTitleMontreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 1987....
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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—agreement on liabilitiesWhat is an agreement on liabilities?Parties to a transaction may decide to address the allocation of known...
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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—apportioning liability between membersDetermining liabilityEnforcing authorities should follow the five step procedure set out in...
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11th 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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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—enforcing authorities' power to carry out remediation workWhen can enforcing authorities carry out remediation work?Enforcing...
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11th Aug

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