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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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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of...
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Produced in partnership with RPC 16th Jan
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For obvious reasons claimant practitioners will concentrate efforts, at least in the first instance, on a common law claim through the civil courts in...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 16th Jan
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Elements of the claimA claimant who has developed disease as a result of exposure to asbestos needs to prove:•a duty of care and/or a statutory duty...
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16th Jan
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Project [insert project name]Prepared for [Insert addressee name][Insert date of report]INDEXReportA. IntroductionB. Executive summaryC. Detailed...
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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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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 15th Jan
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 15th Jan
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What are Category 4 Screening Levels?Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SL) provide technical guidance for environmental consultants and regulators when...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Czarnecki of Earth, Environmental & Geotechnical Ltd 15th Jan
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Contaminated land'Land contamination' is a general term used to describe any land that may be contaminated in some way. 'Contaminated land', is a...
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15th Jan
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What is a phase 1 audit?Phase 1 environmental audits involve an independent review of an organisation’s environmental law compliance and management...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 15th Jan
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Reviewed by Professor Richard MacroryRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with...
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15th Jan
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Where it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to take enforcement action...
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15th Jan
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The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries(CPSEs) are a suite of documents prepared by members of the London Property Support Lawyers Group (LPSLG)...
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15th Jan
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What additional searches should be undertaken?More specific searches and enquiries may be required depending on the property location, its surrounding...
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15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note provides a summary of the purpose, nature and scope of the property aspects of the due diligence process that is carried out by the...
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15th Jan
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'Caveat emptor', meaning 'let the buyer beware', is a common law principle meaning the seller is under no duty to disclose material facts to a...
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Produced in partnership with RSK 15th Jan
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Why use an environmental consultant?Environmental consultants provide expertise in a number of different areas, such as assessing environmental risk...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 15th Jan
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Owners of land affected by contamination may decide to remediate the land without formal action under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA...
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15th Jan
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Environmental insurance is a useful way of managing environmental risks stemming from the work carried out by contractors and consultants. For more on...
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Produced in partnership with Duncan Spencer of EDIA 15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 15th Jan

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