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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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20th Oct
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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1st Oct
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Introduction to subsidenceSubsidence occurs when the ground underneath a structure is unable to support it effectively.Many factors can trigger...
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25th Sep
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What is land remediation relief?Land remediation relief (LRR) is a relief from corporation tax for expenditure on remediating contaminated land or...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 25th Sep
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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014,...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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What are invasive non-native species?Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area outside of their...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the key legal issues pertaining to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) and regulation of the water and...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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25th Sep
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Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to stabilise sand banks and...
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25th Sep
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What is a wildlife licence?A wildlife licence is required to carry out any activity prohibited under wildlife legislation, including to:•kill or take...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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What are invasive species?‘Invasive species’ are those plants and animals that have the potential to occupy land, spread or grow in a manner that...
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25th Sep
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Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. That...
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25th Sep

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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014,...
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25th Sep
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Meaning of brownfield landA brownfield site is previously developed land that has potential for reuse, expansion or redevelopment. Typically, it...
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26th Sep
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Due diligence in contaminated land transactionsLambson Fine Chemicals Ltd v Merlion Capital Housing Ltd [2008] All ER (D) 116 (Feb) highlights the...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Date [______________________________20[insert]]Parties1[Consultant] (incorporated and registered in England and Wales under company registration...
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26th Sep
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This Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of party], a company incorporated in [England...
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26th Sep
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[Project name OR address of property]This Precedent can be used in corporate and property transactions when a phase 1 environmental audit is required....
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26th Sep
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This Agreement is made on [insert date] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of Client] of [insert address of Client] (‘the Client’ which term shall...
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26th Sep
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Parties1[insert name of licensor] [of [insert address] OR company number [insert company number] whose registered office is at [insert address]] (the...
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26th Sep
Q&As
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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28th Sep
Q&As
Proposal formally withdrawnOn 21 May 2014 the Commission formally withdrew its proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council...
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28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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What is an intrusive site investigation?An intrusive (phase 2) site investigation is an investigation undertaken by geotechnical and geo-environmental...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 13th Oct
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Introduction to flood searchesFlooding has become an increasing environmental risk in the UK, with significant impacts for homeowners and businesses....
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 16th Oct

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