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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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What is climate change litigation?Over the last decades, climate change has become an issue of ever-growing importance. With evolving scientific...
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Produced in partnership with Katharina Theil of Leigh Day and Richard Lord QC of Brick Court Chambers 11th Aug
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Jackson reforms—Environment [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note explains the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) by the Civil Procedure...
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11th Aug
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Protective costs orders (PCOs) in environmental mattersSections 88–90 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 and costs protection in...
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Produced in partnership with Landmark Chambers 11th Aug
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Judicial review—standing in environmental mattersThe 'sufficient interest' testThe court must not grant permission to apply for judicial review unless...
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Produced in partnership with Landmark Chambers 11th Aug
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Public nuisance—general principlesPublic nuisancePublic nuisance involves a nuisance being carried out, which affects a section of the general public....
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11th Aug
Q&As
Does a claimant have to follow the statutory compensation scheme for loss caused by flood defence works, or can an action can be brought in...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 11th Aug
Q&As
Which environmental authorities regulate and enforce odour controls and what powers do they have?The odours emanating from industrial, trade or...
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11th Aug
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Statutory nuisanceStatutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990A wide range of conduct (eg emission of smoke, fumes, dust etc), which...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Construction Industry Model Arbitration Rules (CIMAR)Development of the rulesCIMAR is the acronym for the Construction Industry Model Arbitration...
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown 11th Aug
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Notice of appeal pursuant to section 80(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 against an abatement notice for a statutory nuisance[name, address...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Private action for a statutory nuisance—complaint to the magistrates’ court—section 82 of Environmental Protection Act 1990In the [insert name]...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Abatement notice for a statutory nuisance made under the section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990[name] [District] [Borough] [City]...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
Precedents
Private action for a statutory nuisance—notice under section 82(6) of Environmental Protection Act 1990[insert address of claimant's instructing...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Planning judicial reviewCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to...
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9th Aug
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The Corby litigationActions against regulators/authoritiesApart from judicial review of decisions, civil actions are available where loss or damage...
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31st Jul
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General rules about costs—Jackson Reforms [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is for historical purposes only.CPR...
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31st Jul
Q&As
Can food smells from cooking constitute a nuisance in the context of residential tenants?Private nuisancePrivate nuisance normally involves...
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31st Jul
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Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher—common law liability for pollutionPrivate nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a...
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31st Jul

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