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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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1st Oct
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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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25th Sep
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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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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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Legal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic buildings) whose construction was...
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25th Sep
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What is RIDDOR? Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, SI 2013/1471 (RIDDOR) is a regulation which requires employers...
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25th Sep
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General dutiesAn operator or owner of an offshore oil and gas installation is required to comply with its health and safety duties under the Health...
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25th Sep
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Background and purposeIn addition to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 there is a further set of regulations which applies to owners and...
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25th Sep
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TitleDirective 2012/18/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 4 July 2012 on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorThis Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11...
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25th Sep
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The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA 1994) permits the court to draw an adverse inference from the failure of a defendant, following...
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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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This Practice Note looks at the requirements under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (2014 Regulations), SI 2014/1637 for operators of...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. It covers fire safety requirements in an office-based...
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25th Sep
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The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed persons.The Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on...
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25th Sep
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PenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’)....
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25th Sep
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BackgroundThe Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) issues licenses and terms for exploration and production of oil and gas in the UK and on the UK Continental...
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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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Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974), a number of general duties are imposed to ensure the health and safety of employees and...
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25th Sep
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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place...
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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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What are the hazards?Around 1000 electrical accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) every year and 25 people die of their...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Health and safetyPlease supply records of any of the following where relevant:1Health and safety certifications (eg OHSAS 18001/ISO 45004 or...
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26th Sep
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper UK LLP 1 The Vendor shall indemnify and keep indemnified the Purchaser against any and all...
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