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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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 social governance—the investment marketBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Clare of Anthesis 16th Sep
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The UN Global Compact and human rightsThe UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative set up in 2000 under the auspices of the United Nations....
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16th Sep
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Identifying internationally recognised human rightsThe UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (UNGPs) require businesses to respect...
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16th Sep
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Directive 2014/95/EU on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information—snapshotTitleDirective 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 15th Sep
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Sustainability and EU competition law‘All of Europe’s policies — including competition policy — will have their role to play in helping [Europe’s move...
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Produced in partnership with David Little, Pierre Bichet and Clément Pradille from Latham & Watkins 13th Sep
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CSR, ESG and human rights reporting and initiativesSustainability toolkitWe have produced a sustainability toolkit, which aims to help practitioners...
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27th Aug
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ESG and stewardship issues in pensions—what do trustees need to do?FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: According to a climate change strategy published by the...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Latimour and Harriet Sayer of Eversheds Sutherland 26th Aug
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13th Aug
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Voluntary environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reportingTrend towards environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 12th Aug
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 11th Aug
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Produced in partnership with Katharina Theil of Leigh Day and Richard Lord QC of Brick Court Chambers 11th Aug
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 11th Aug
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 11th Aug
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 11th Aug
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Sustainability definitions (The Chancery Lane Project)100% Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Sources100% Renewable Energy•means an energy system...
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Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for a business in the construction sector1: Opening statement from senior management[Name of...
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11th Aug
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Environmental claims in advertisingThis Practice Note summarises the principal controls surrounding the use of environmental claims in advertising and...
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Produced in partnership with Sonal Patel of Fieldfisher and David Bond of Fieldfisher 31st Jul
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