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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Sentencing organisations for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 24th Sep
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Sentencing individuals for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 24th Sep
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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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24th Sep
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Confiscation in Regulatory CasesIn the Crown Court, on application of the prosecutor (or on its own motion if the court thinks it appropriate), the...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedy Talbot QC of 33 Chancery Lane Chambers 24th Sep
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Natural Resources Wales—powers to investigate environmental crimeNatural Resources Wales (NRW) is the principal regulator responsible for the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 24th Sep
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Environmental damage—operators’ obligations, enforcement, offences and appealsBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law 22nd Sep
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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 Gatehouse Chambers 17th Sep
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Environment Agency (EA)—powers of entryThe Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have...
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17th Sep
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Local authorities—powers to investigate environmental crimeWhen do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 17th Sep
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Natural England—powers to investigate environmental crimeWhen does Natural England investigate?There is an overlap between the responsibilities of the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 17th Sep
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Environment Agency—powers to investigate environmental crimeThe Environment Agency (EA) is one of the regulators responsible for the enforcement of...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 17th Sep
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Conducting an investigation into environmental crimeEnvironmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 17th Sep
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Voluntary attendance at an interview under cautionCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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16th Sep
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Interview under cautionCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the response to the COVID-19...
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16th Sep
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—permit determinations and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a series...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 15th Sep
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Environmental civil sanctions—enforcement undertakingsReviewed by Professor Richard Macrory.Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008)...
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5th Sep
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Environmental enforcement undertakings—wildlife and habitats—trackerRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given...
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2nd Sep
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Environmental enforcement undertakings—packaging waste—trackerRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given powers to...
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2nd Sep
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Environmental enforcement undertakings—water and fisheries—trackerRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given powers...
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2nd Sep
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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 2nd Sep

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