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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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9th Nov

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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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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 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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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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12th Apr
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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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9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
Practice notes
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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9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
Practice notes
Meaning of brownfield landA brownfield site is previously developed land that has potential for reuse, expansion or redevelopment. Typically, it...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 9th Mar
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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15th Feb
Q&As
Contaminated land liabilitiesAn innocent purchaser or tenant of a contaminated site is at risk of inheriting various liabilities associated with...
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15th Feb
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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15th Feb
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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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14th Feb
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Date [______________________________20[insert]]Parties1[Consultant] (incorporated and registered in England and Wales under company registration...
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14th Feb
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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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[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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