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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Contaminated land—objectives of the contaminated land regimeBackground to the contaminated land regimeThe contaminated land regime was introduced in...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Land contamination—technical and legal considerations involved in completing remediation workThe remediation industry has undergone rapid change as a...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Harris of Geosyntec Consultants Ltd 11th Aug
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Contaminated land—significant harm to human healthWhat is significant harm?Significant harm is one of two limbs of the definition of contaminated land...
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11th 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 11th Aug
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Contaminated land—enforcing authorities’ options for securing remediationRequirement for remediationEnforcing authorities must ensure that any land...
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11th Aug
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Land contamination—urgent remediationGeneral position regarding land contamination and water pollutionThere is no general obligation on polluters,...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 11th Aug
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Contaminated land—who may be liable?Who may be liable?Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under...
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11th Aug
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Special sites of contaminated landBrexit11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—meaning of controlled waters under Pt IIAWhat are controlled waters for the purposes of Pt IIA?'Controlled waters' are defined in...
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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—significant harm to non-human receptorsWhat is significant harm?Significant harm is one of two limbs of the definition of...
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11th Aug
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Hazardous substances—above ground oil storageThe Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 (the English Regulations), SI 2001/2954...
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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—local authority duty to inspect landWhat is the duty to inspect?Local authorities (LAs) have a duty to inspect their areas for the...
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11th 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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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—standard of remediationWhat remediation can be required?The enforcing authority can only legitimately carry out, or require an...
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11th Aug
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Contaminated land—public registerRequirement for a registerEvery enforcing authority must keep a freely available public register of contaminated land...
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11th Aug
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National Emission Ceilings Directive 2001/81/EC—snapshot [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained.TitleDirective...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 11th Aug
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Contaminated land—excluding liabilityDetermining liabilityEnforcing authorities should follow the five step procedure set out in the statutory...
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11th Aug
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The Radioactive Contaminated Land RegimeBrexit impactThis Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon 11th Aug
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Land contamination—issues in corporate (private M&A) transactionsWhy is land contamination important in corporate deals?Land contamination concerns...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 11th Aug

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