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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Public registers—environmental information available on public registersThere are many public registers, containing useful environmental information,...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 22nd Sep
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—responding to a requestWhen responding to a request for information, the first step should be to determine...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 23rd Aug
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Differences between Environmental Information Regulations and Freedom of Information ActBrexit — CJEU case lawThis Practice Note contains references...
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23rd Aug
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—appeals and enforcementA requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 23rd Aug
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Aarhus Convention—access to justiceThe UK and EU ratified the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to...
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22nd Aug
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Access to environmental information Directive 2003/4/EC—snapshotPurpose of the AEI DirectiveTitleDirective 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of...
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20th Aug
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—what is environmental information?Understanding what environmental information includes is fundamental to...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 16th Aug
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—exceptionsThe Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004) give rights of public...
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16th Aug
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—requesting informationThis Practice Note outlines guidance for private practitioners making requests,...
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16th Aug
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Judicial review—environmental mattersThe different routes of challengeThere are two main different routes by which a claimant may challenge an...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Mills of Landmark Chambers 12th Aug
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—clarifying requestsUpdated in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson HarwoodWhere requests under the...
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11th Aug
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Environmental Information Regulations 2004—issues for businessesThe Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391 poses a risk...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 11th Aug
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Protective costs orders (PCOs) in environmental mattersSections 88–90 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 and costs protection in...
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Produced in partnership with Landmark Chambers 11th Aug
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Reservoir registrationWhat is a reservoir?The Reservoirs Act 1975 (RA 1975), as amended by (FWMA 2010), applies only to 'large raised reservoirs',...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law 11th Aug
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Marine licensing—public registerLicensing authorityThe Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority under Part 4 of the Marine and...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 11th Aug
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Judicial review—standing in environmental mattersThe 'sufficient interest' testThe court must not grant permission to apply for judicial review unless...
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Produced in partnership with Landmark Chambers 11th Aug
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Environmental investigations—types of searches and investigationsPurpose of environmental searches and investigationsEnvironmental investigations are...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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Contaminated land—public registerRequirement for a registerEvery enforcing authority must keep a freely available public register of contaminated land...
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11th Aug
Precedents
Environmental Information Regulations 2004, Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000—provision for disclosure by a local authority...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 11th Aug
Precedents
Environmental Information Regulations 2004—request for environmental information[Insert name of public authority][Insert public authority's address,...
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11th Aug

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