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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Property transactions—the role of the environmental consultant (buying, selling, developing and leasing)Purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants...
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Produced in partnership with RSK 26th Jul
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Contaminated land—category four screening levelsWhat are Category 4 Screening Levels?Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SL) provide technical guidance for...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Czarnecki of Earth, Environmental & Geotechnical Ltd 26th Jul
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Contaminated land—interaction with other regimesContaminated land'Land contamination' is a general term used to describe any land that may be...
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26th Jul
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Sentencing individuals for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 22nd Jul
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Waste offencesWaste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental...
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20th Jul
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Environmental prosecution and enforcement policyEnvironmental enforcement principlesThree principles form the basis of environmental protection in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court; and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 19th Jul
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What is climate change litigation?Over the last decades, climate change has become an issue of ever-growing importance. With evolving scientific...
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Produced in partnership with Katharina Theil of Leigh Day and Richard Lord QC of Brick Court Chambers 15th Jul
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Control of asbestos—asbestos surveysLegal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic...
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13th Jul
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Sentencing organisations for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Environmental insurance—when is it needed?What is environmental insurance?Environmental insurance is a risk transfer solution to indemnify the insured...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 1st Jul
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Legal due diligence report—private M&A—share purchaseProject [insert project name]Prepared for [Insert addressee name][Insert date of...
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1st Jul
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Water pollution—potential liabilitiesWater pollutionWater pollution can kill fish and aquatic life, impact drinking supplies, reduce water quality and...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 24th Jun
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Environmental civil sanctions—enforcement bodies and outline of sanctionsReviewed by Professor Richard MacroryEnforcement bodiesSince 4 January 2011,...
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24th Jun
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Environmental insurance—extent of coverageWhy is environmental insurance relevant?Environmental insurance is designed to provide protection to the...
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Produced in partnership with Duncan Spencer of EDIA Ltd 21st Jun
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—enforcement, offences and civil sanctionsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 15th Jun
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Misrepresentation—what it is and similar claimsThis Practice Note describes what an actionable misrepresentation is, the essential elements of the...
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14th Jun
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Environment Health and Safety due diligence questionnaire (DDQ)—asset purchaseEnvironment Health & SafetyPlease provide the following:1Copies of all...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 10th Jun
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EHS warranties—share purchase agreement—buyer’s versionDefinitionsEnvironment• all or any of the following media:(a)air (including air within...
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10th Jun
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DDQ—CRC questions [Archived]1Please provide full details of the Company’s compliance with the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (the initial phase: 1 April...
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10th Jun
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Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) due diligence questionnaire (DDQ)—share purchaseEnvironment Health and SafetyPlease provide the following:1Copies...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 10th Jun

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