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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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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 12th Jan
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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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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 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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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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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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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STOP PRESS: Provisions have been included in the Pension Schemes Act 2021 which will impose new requirements on occupational pension schemes to manage...
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3rd Mar
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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 1st 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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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 26th Feb
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Defining CSR and ESGCorporate social responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship is a business management or...
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26th Feb
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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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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 26th Feb
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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 26th Feb
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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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Produced in partnership with Tim Clare of Anthesis 25th Feb
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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 25th Feb
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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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Produced in partnership with Sonal Patel of Fieldfisher and David Bond of Fieldfisher 22nd Feb
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Over the last decades, climate change has become an issue of ever-growing importance. With evolving scientific understanding of the causes of climate...
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Produced in partnership with Katharina Theil of Leigh Day and Richard Lord QC of Brick Court Chambers 18th Feb
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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. Section 54 requires certain firms to produce and publish a slavery and...
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16th Feb
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It is increasingly acknowledged that human rights are not just a concern for nation states and international organisations. Business organisations...
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16th Feb
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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 16th Feb
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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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14th Feb
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‘All of Europe’s policies — including competition policy — will have their role to play in helping [Europe’s move towards sustainability][…]to...
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Produced in partnership with David Little, Pierre Bichet and Clément Pradille from Latham & Watkins 3rd Feb
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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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3rd Feb
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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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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 2nd Feb
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The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative set up in 2000 under the auspices of the United Nations. Its aim is to involve commercial and...
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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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 15th Jan

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