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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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9th Nov
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it....
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Types of planning enforcementWhere it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to...
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15th May
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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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15th May
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Fracking—environmental issuesWhat is fracking?Shale gas extraction or hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the process whereby water and chemicals are...
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15th May
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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 15th May
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—enforcement, offences and civil sanctionsCoronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 15th May
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Environmental investigations—types of searches and investigationsPurpose of environmental searches and investigationsEnvironmental investigations are...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 15th May
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Environmental risk—managing environmental riskWhat is environmental risk?Four Environment Agency (EA) guidance documents on land contamination risk...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 15th May
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Waste producer responsibility—potential liabilitiesThis Practice Note summarises the key offences under the various waste producer responsibility...
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15th May
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Land contamination—potential liabilitiesTypes of contaminated land liabilitiesThere are several types of liabilities associated with land...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 15th May
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Environmental damage—potential liabilitiesThe environmental damage regime (EDR) requires operators of activities responsible for serious environmental...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 15th May
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Flooding—flood risk managementIntroduction to flood riskIt has been estimated that around six million homes in the UK (approximately one in six) are...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 15th May
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Environmental damage—overlap with other regimesThis Practice Note looks at the overlap of the environmental damage regime (EDR) with:•the...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 15th May
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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 15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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Warranties and indemnities—share purchaseA share purchase agreement (SPA) will typically include warranties and indemnities given by the seller in...
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15th May
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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 15th May
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Water offencesWater discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the...
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15th May
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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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15th May
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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 15th May

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