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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 9th Nov
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 9th Nov
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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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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 9th Nov
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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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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 9th Nov
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 9th Nov
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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9th Nov

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Companies operating in the UK may be required to report on environmental matters in accordance with:•the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)•accounting...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 27th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Ardea International (previously CLT Envirolaw) 27th Nov
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Clare of Anthesis 27th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 25th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 19th Nov
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All companies (other than small companies) must prepare a strategic report for each financial year.CA 2006, s 415 requires all companies also to...
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19th Nov
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Key drivers for voluntary environmental reportingA company may choose to report on environmental matters:•to gain a better understanding of its...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 18th Nov
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: During the House of Lords Committee stage held on 2 and 4 March 2020, the Committee agreed to make amendments to the...
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13th Nov
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The directors' report has an important function in providing shareholders with information about the company's business which may not be ascertainable...
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5th Nov
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This Practice Note summarises the principal controls surrounding the use of environmental claims in advertising and covers the following key...
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Produced in partnership with Sonal Patel of Fieldfisher and David Bond of Fieldfisher 3rd Nov
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An environmental audit may be undertaken:•as an element of due diligence, associated with the acquisition, divestiture or flotation of an organisation...
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26th Oct
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1: Opening statement from senior management[Name of organisation] is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from...
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26th Oct
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There is a growing recognition that business has a duty to respect human rights to the extent that they are connected to their operations, their...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 21st Oct
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UK government sustainable development strategyIn 2011, the UK government published its vision on mainstreaming sustainable development. In 2013, Defra...
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21st Oct
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Key termsThe terms ‘responsible business, ‘corporate responsibility’ (CR) or ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR), and ‘environmental social...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 21st Oct
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ISO 26000 was published on 1 November 2010. Unlike most international standards which implement a management system, ISO 26000 is intended to assist...
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21st Oct
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What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is defined as•a company’s environmental, social and economic...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 21st Oct
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Why is human rights due diligence important?Human rights due diligence is not currently a legal requirement in the UK but is accepted good industry...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 21st Oct
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What are the UNGPs?In June 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).The UN...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 21st Oct
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Business and human rights is an emerging area. Not only did the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) receive unanimous approval...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 21st Oct

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