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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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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23rd Sep
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Control of Major Accident Hazards—regulation and enforcement The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to...
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22nd Sep
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WEEE—enforcement and offencesBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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22nd Sep
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Waste producer responsibility—potential liabilitiesThis Practice Note summarises the key offences under the various waste producer responsibility...
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22nd Sep
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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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22nd Sep
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Transfrontier shipment of waste—offences, enforcement and penaltiesThe Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1711 (TFSR) (as...
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Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths 16th Sep
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Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of wasteThis Practice Note covers the prohibition on the unauthorised or harmful deposit,...
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8th Sep
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Waste offencesWaste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental...
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6th Sep
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Noise nuisance offencesNoise is just one type of statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990). For information about...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 1st Sep
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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 15th Aug
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—enforcement, offences and civil sanctionsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 11th Aug
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Fly-tipping offencesWhat is fly-tipping?Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste. It can cause pollution, harm to human health and can affect the...
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11th Aug
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Water pollution—potential liabilitiesWater pollutionWater pollution can kill fish and aquatic life, impact drinking supplies, reduce water quality and...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 11th Aug
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Hazardous waste registration—compliance, enforcement and offencesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a series of...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law 11th Aug
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EU Environmental Crime Directive—snapshotEntry into forceTitleDirective 2008/99/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008...
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11th Aug
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Environmental damage—potential liabilitiesThe environmental damage regime (EDR) requires operators of activities responsible for serious environmental...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law 11th Aug
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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 Law 11th Aug
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Contaminated land—enforcement of remediation noticesConsequences of non-complianceIf a requirement in a remediation notice has not been carried out,...
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11th Aug
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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 11th Aug

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