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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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What is environmental insurance?Environmental insurance is a risk transfer solution to indemnify the insured against losses arising as a result of...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 17th Feb
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What is fly-tipping?Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste. It can cause pollution, harm to human health and can affect the amenity of the area....
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17th Feb
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Water discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the Environmental Permitting...
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16th 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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16th Feb
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The Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 16th Feb
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Waste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental Permitting...
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16th Feb
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Liability status of a 'knowing permitter'The term ‘knowingly permitted’ has significant liability implications in the context of the contaminated land...
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15th Feb
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The CRC Scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme in the UK that aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions and improve energy efficiency in large...
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15th Feb
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDs)For information about sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), what they are, why they are needed, types, implications...
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15th Feb
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The ‘polluter pays’ principle is a fundamental principle of EU environmental law. It is enshrined in Article 191 of the Treaty on the Functioning of...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 15th Feb
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This Q&A refers to a large above ground container in which gas is stored.Permits and consents to store gasHazardous substances consentOwners and...
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15th Feb
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An occupier of land could face liability for the spread of Japanese knotweed to neighbouring land in a number of ways, including:•under section 14 of...
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15th Feb
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STOP PRESS: The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154 come into force on 1 January 2017. The regulations...
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15th Feb
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The key regulations that govern energy performance certificates (EPCs) are the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 15th Feb
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Contaminated land liabilitiesAn innocent purchaser or tenant of a contaminated site is at risk of inheriting various liabilities associated with...
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15th Feb
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Approved code of practiceThe HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) ‘Managing and working with asbestos’ L143 (Second Edition) dated December 2013, has...
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15th Feb
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The seller or the prospective landlord must make an energy performance certificate (EPC) available to 'a prospective buyer or tenant' free of charge...
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15th Feb

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