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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Environmental investigations—intrusive site investigationsWhat is an intrusive site investigation?An intrusive (phase 2) site investigation is an...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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Environmental investigations—phase 1 environmental auditsWhat is a phase 1 audit?Phase 1 environmental audits involve an independent review of an...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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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 11th Aug
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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 11th Aug
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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 11th Aug
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Land contamination—Law Society practice note on contaminated landOn 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated...
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11th Aug
Precedents
Reliance agreementThis Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of party], a company...
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11th Aug
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Licence to carry out environmental investigationsParties1[insert name of licensor] [of [insert address] OR company number [insert company number]...
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11th Aug
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Environmental consultant form of warranty'>collateral warranty (with optional step—in clauses)Date...
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11th Aug
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Environmental consultant’s appointmentThis Agreement is made on [insert date] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of Client] of [insert address of...
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11th Aug
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Letter requesting environmental consultant proposal for phase 1 audit[Project name OR address of property]This Precedent can be used in corporate and...
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11th Aug
Q&As
When can a landlord carry out environmental investigations?STOP PRESS: The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154...
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11th Aug
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What should you do if a desktop report recommends further assessment?Contaminated land liabilitiesAn innocent purchaser or tenant of a contaminated...
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11th Aug
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Flooding—flood searchesIntroduction to flood searchesFlooding has become an increasing environmental risk in the UK, with significant impacts for...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 5th Aug
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Contaminated land—due diligence in transactionsDue diligence in contaminated land transactionsLambson Fine Chemicals Ltd v Merlion Capital Housing Ltd...
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31st Jul
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Why was the Soil Framework Directive withdrawn?Proposal formally withdrawnOn 21 May 2014 the Commission formally withdrew its proposal for a Directive...
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31st Jul
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Environmental investigations—assessing the condition of brownfield land (SiLC and LCR)Meaning of brownfield landA brownfield site is previously...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 31st Jul

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