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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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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10th Aug
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Standard pre-contract searchesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy...
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9th 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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Implications of climate change for the insurance industryThe effect of climate change continues unabated. Indeed, evidence of the relationship between...
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Produced in partnership with Mike Grant of Weightmans 1st Aug
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Environmental consultants—when and how to use environmental consultantsWhy use environmental consultants?Environmental consultants work in a wide...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 31st Jul
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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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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries—CPSEThe Commercial Property Standard Enquiries(CPSEs) are a suite of documents prepared by members of the...
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31st Jul
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Corporate liability for environmental offences—parent company liability for subsidiary actionsA parent company is not responsible for the acts or...
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31st Jul
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Environmental management—International Standard ISO 14001:2015What is ISO 14001:2015?ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally accepted standard that...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 31st Jul
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Can food smells from cooking constitute a nuisance in the context of residential tenants?Private nuisancePrivate nuisance normally involves...
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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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Additional pre-contract searchesWhat additional searches should be undertaken?More specific searches and enquiries may be required depending on the...
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31st Jul
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Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher—common law liability for pollutionPrivate nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a...
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31st Jul
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Fracking—insuranceHow does the fracking process work?Shale gas extraction or hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') is the process whereby water and...
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31st Jul
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Property due diligence in corporate transactionsThis Practice Note provides a summary of the purpose, nature and scope of the property aspects of the...
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31st Jul
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Environmental insurance—businessesEnvironmental insurance is used to manage environmental risks, both for operational businesses and in many...
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Produced in partnership with Duncan Spencer of EDIA Ltd 31st Jul
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Environmental consultants—instructing consultants to peer review an environmental reportWhat is an environmental report?Environmental reports are...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 31st Jul
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Environmental insurance—remediation and development projectsThe need for environmental insuranceDevelopment of brownfield or redeveloped land has the...
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Produced in partnership with Duncan Spencer of EDIA Ltd 31st Jul

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