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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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The UK and EU ratified the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in...
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8th Apr
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Sections 88–90 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 and costs protection in environmental mattersEntry into force of sections 88–90 of the...
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Produced in partnership with Landmark Chambers 11th Mar
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The 'sufficient interest' testThe court must not grant permission to apply for judicial review unless the applicant has a 'sufficient interest' (ie...
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Produced in partnership with Landmark Chambers 9th Mar
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The Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004) give rights of public access to environmental information held by public...
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9th Mar
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The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391 poses a risk to businesses through exposure of sensitive commercial...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 9th Mar
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There are many public registers, containing useful environmental information, which are required by statute to be provided and maintained. These...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 9th Mar
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Licensing authorityThe Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA 2009) in...
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Produced in partnership with Nicola Canty of 9 Hazel Tree Chambers 9th Mar
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This Practice Note outlines guidance for private practitioners making requests, public authorities receiving requests, disclosures of information, and...
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9th 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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9th Mar
Practice notes
Updated in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson HarwoodWhere requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI...
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9th Mar
Practice notes
A requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a request for environmental information has been handled if they consider...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 9th Mar
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What is a reservoir?The Reservoirs Act 1975 (RA 1975), as amended by (FWMA 2010), applies only to 'large raised reservoirs', which includes:•a large...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 9th Mar
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When responding to a request for information, the first step should be to determine whether the information requested is environmental information,...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 9th Mar
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Understanding what environmental information includes is fundamental to environmental regulation because it will determine whether a request for...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 9th Mar
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Purpose of environmental searches and investigationsEnvironmental investigations are carried out for several reasons. The cost, detail and scope of an...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 9th Mar
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Requirement for a registerEvery enforcing authority must keep a freely available public register of contaminated land under the Environmental...
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9th Mar
Precedents
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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3rd Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the implications of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) being within the...
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1st Mar
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Name][Address]Ref No: [number][Date] Dear [applicant's name]Thank you for your...
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25th Feb

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