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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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Background to judicial review in ScotlandJudicial review represents the means by which the courts control the exercise of governmental power. Judicial...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 12th Jan
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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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9th Nov
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Controlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), see Definition of...
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9th Nov
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What is insurance law?Insurance law can be split into three parts:•insurance contract law which governs the contractual relationship between insureds...
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9th Nov
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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note covers the rights and responsibilities of a mortgagee in possession.RightsA legal mortgagee has a right to possession of the...
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9th Nov
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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 12th Jan
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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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9th Nov
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 12th Jan
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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of...
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Produced in partnership with RPC 12th Jan
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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it....
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9th Nov

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 7th May
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Water pollutionWater pollution can kill fish and aquatic life, impact drinking supplies, reduce water quality and pollute beaches.There are many type...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 30th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 28th Apr
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Wildlife offencesOffences in respect of damage to wildlife are provided for principally by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA 1981) along with...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips QC and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building 26th Apr
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What is fly-tipping?Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste. It can cause pollution, harm to human health and can affect the amenity of the area....
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19th Apr
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Entry into forceTitleDirective 2008/99/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on the protection of the environment...
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14th Apr
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Waste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental Permitting...
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12th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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Statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990A wide range of conduct (eg emission of smoke, fumes, dust etc), which was, in the past,...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips QC and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building 9th Apr
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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8th Apr
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Who may be liable?Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental...
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8th Apr
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Water discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the Environmental Permitting...
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1st Apr
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Types of contaminated land liabilitiesThere are several types of liabilities associated with land contamination that are summarised in the table...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 24th Mar
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This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building 23rd Mar
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Noise is just one type of statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990). For information about statutory nuisance...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building 23rd Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 9th Mar
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The environmental damage regime (EDR) requires operators of activities responsible for serious environmental incidents to prevent and remedy the...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 9th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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9th Mar
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PenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’)....
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 9th Mar
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The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1711 (TFSR) (as amended by the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Amendment) Regulations...
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Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths 9th Mar

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