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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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20th Oct
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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Introduction to subsidenceSubsidence occurs when the ground underneath a structure is unable to support it effectively.Many factors can trigger...
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What is land remediation relief?Land remediation relief (LRR) is a relief from corporation tax for expenditure on remediating contaminated land or...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 25th Sep
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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014,...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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What are invasive non-native species?Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area outside of their...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the key legal issues pertaining to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) and regulation of the water and...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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25th Sep
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Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to stabilise sand banks and...
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25th Sep
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What is a wildlife licence?A wildlife licence is required to carry out any activity prohibited under wildlife legislation, including to:•kill or take...
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25th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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What are invasive species?‘Invasive species’ are those plants and animals that have the potential to occupy land, spread or grow in a manner that...
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25th Sep
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Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. That...
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25th Sep

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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with offences using six new civil sanctions,...
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25th Sep
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Environmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be easy in those circumstances to fail to maintain a...
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25th Sep
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A parent company is not responsible for the acts or omissions of its subsidiary simply by virtue of its status as parent. Each subsidiary has separate...
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25th Sep
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The Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have extensive, but not unlimited, powers to enter...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular,...
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26th Sep
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In the Crown Court, on application of the prosecutor (or on its own motion if the court thinks it appropriate), the court must consider making a...
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26th Sep
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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the principal regulator responsible for the enforcement of environmental law and the prosecution of environmental...
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26th Sep
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When does Natural England investigate?There is an overlap between the responsibilities of the various enforcement bodies (eg the police, local...
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26th Sep
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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental criminal liability, offences and the different stages of the criminal process from...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers 28th Sep
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Waste removal noticeUnder section 59ZB(2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales...
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28th Sep
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Section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) provides for a penalty notice to be issued and complied with instead of a conviction...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 28th Sep
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Section 45 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) requires each waste collection authority, subject to exceptions, to arrange the...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 28th Sep
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The Environment Agency (EA) is one of the regulators responsible for the enforcement of environmental law and the prosecution of environmental crime...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 29th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular,...
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30th Sep
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The Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 2nd Oct

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