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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Environmental civil sanctions—appealsReviewed by Professor Richard MacroryRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators...
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11th Aug
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Environmental civil sanctions—restoration noticesReviewed by Professor Richard MacroryRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008)...
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11th Aug
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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, SI 2013/1471 (RIDDOR)—general requirementsWhat is RIDDOR? Reporting of...
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11th Aug
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Can an appellant recover costs from the Environment Agency following a successful appeal against a waste removal notice under section 59ZB of the...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Directors' disqualification orders in the criminal courtsA disqualification order is made to protect the public from those who, for reasons of...
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11th Aug
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Appealing an abatement noticeStatutory nuisance leading to abatement noticeA local authority has a duty to inspect its area from time to time for any...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Scottish Environment Protection Agency—powers to investigate environmental crimesThe Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland's...
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Produced in partnership with Niall McLean of Brodies LLP 11th Aug
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Anti-social behaviour—environmental breachesThis Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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An introductory guide to environmental criminal liabilityThis Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental criminal liability, offences and...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Statutory nuisanceStatutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990A wide range of conduct (eg emission of smoke, fumes, dust etc), which...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Compensation orders in criminal casesThe procedural rules relating to the criminal courts’ powers to make compensation orders are contained in...
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11th Aug
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Water offencesWater discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the...
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11th Aug
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Environmental restriction notices and restriction ordersRestriction noticesSection 109A of the Environment Act 1995 (EA 1995) gives the Environment...
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11th Aug
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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 11th Aug
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Wildlife crimeWildlife offencesOffences in respect of damage to wildlife are provided for principally by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Environmental enforcement undertakings—environmental permitting—trackerRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given...
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11th Aug
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First-tier Tribunal (Environment)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Macrory of University College London 11th Aug

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