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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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As a result of the 23 June 2016 referendum on membership of the EU, which voted with a 52% majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU, the UK...
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26th Feb
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Environment Brexit News AnalysisLexisNexis® Environment has published News Analysis on a range of issues concerning the implications of Brexit, as set...
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25th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Environment consultation tracker has been archived and is not maintained. This Environment consultation tracker tool displays the...
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24th Feb
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Membership of the European Union has steadily grown since its founding members formed the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, followed by the...
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22nd Feb
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and others who are new to environment as a...
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22nd Feb
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and concepts with reference to the...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 18th Feb
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The UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU took effect at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day). At this point, the withdrawal period under Article 50 TEU...
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Produced in partnership with Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 18th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects relevant prior to/during the...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 18th Feb
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Background—EU law in the UKPre-exit dayThe European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972) was introduced and intended to give effect to the UK's obligations...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 18th Feb
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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017,...
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18th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 18th Feb
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the matters directly relevant to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as they relate to trade in goods...
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16th Feb
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BrexitThe Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition/implementation period (IP) which ended on IP completion day (11 pm on 31 December 2020). From...
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16th Feb
Q&As
As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting out the legal terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the...
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15th Feb
Q&As
The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
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15th Feb
Q&As
Current legal positionAt present, the result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 has had no effect on UK law or on the legal relationship between the...
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Produced in partnership with Jorren Knibbe of Guildhall Chambers 15th Feb
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This Environment cases tracker tool displays key decisions and appeal updates of interest to Environment lawyers from 1 January 2020.The tracker is...
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15th Feb
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As part of the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the courts and various regulatory bodies have issued guidance to users and businesses...
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15th Feb
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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given powers to deal with offences using civil sanctions, including...
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15th Feb
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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14th Feb

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