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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002This Practice Note considers the purposes of and procedure applicable to confiscation under the...
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2nd Aug
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What is the penalty the magistrates court can impose on summary conviction for breaching section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act...
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1st Aug
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What powers of entry and for what purposes does the Environment Agency have?The Environment Agency’s powers of entry and investigation are conferred...
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1st Aug
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Do the Police have power to issue notices under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990? Could they be granted delegated power to issue...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 31st Jul
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The Marine Management Organisation1. Establishment of the Marine Management OrganisationThe Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is an executive...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 31st Jul
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Waste carrier's/broker’s registration—compliance, enforcement, offences and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 31st Jul
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Environmental damage—operators’ obligations, enforcement, offences and appealsBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 31st Jul
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Anti-social behaviour—powers to control behaviourCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and...
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Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers 31st Jul
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Batteries—enforcement and offencesBrexit 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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Packaging waste—enforcement and offencesPackaging waste offences and penalties are set out in the Packaging (Essential Requirement) Regulations 2015...
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31st Jul
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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 31st Jul
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Corporate liability for environmental offences—parent company liability for subsidiary actionsA parent company is not responsible for the acts or...
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31st Jul
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Control of asbestos—penaltiesPenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 31st Jul
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What does coronavirus (COVID-19) mean for environmental compliance in areas such as environmental permitting?What issues of compliance might...
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31st Jul
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Is loss of amenity claimable under Schedule 20 to the Water Resources Act 1991?Chapter II of Water Resources Act 1991 (WRA 1991) sets out the:•powers...
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31st Jul
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What is the limitation period for bringing a prosecution for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice under section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 31st Jul

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