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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Environment Bill—developmentsContextAs a result of the 23 June 2016 UK referendum on membership of the EU, which voted with a 52% majority voting in...
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23rd Sep
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Environment Bill—snapshotTitleEnvironment Bill Key dateIntroduced to Parliament 30 January 2020SubjectEnvironmental principles, governance,...
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9th Sep
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Brexit—impact on environmental lawAs a result of the 23 June 2016 UK referendum on membership of the EU, which voted with a 52% majority voting in...
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25th Aug
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Environmental law—devolutionDevolutionThe origins of devolution initiatives in the United Kingdom are older than is often appreciated. The notion of...
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Produced in partnership with Haydn Davies of Birmingham City University and updated in partnership with Antony Bartholomeusz 24th Aug
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Flood and Water Management Act 2010—snapshotTitleFlood and Water Management Act 2010Entry into Force8 April 2010 (received Royal Assent on this...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Barlow and Simon Tilling of Burges Salmon LLP 20th Aug
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25 Year Environment Plan TrackerContext of the 25 Year Environment PlanIn January 2015, the Committee (NCC) recommended that the government draw up a...
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17th Aug
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EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement—environmental provisionsEU-UK Trade and Cooperation AgreementOn 24 December 2020, the European Commission and UK...
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11th Aug
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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009—snapshotTitleMarine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA 2009)Entry into force12th November 2009 (received Royal...
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11th Aug
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Land Drainage Act 1991—snapshotTitleLand Drainage Act 1991Entry into Force1 December 1991Transposition DeadlineN/AAmendmentsEnvironment (Wales) Act...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Barlow and Simon Tilling of Burges Salmon LLP 11th Aug
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Environmental law—new starter guideThis Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and others who...
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11th Aug
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The Water Act 2014—SnapshotSummary of the Water Act 2014The purpose of the Water Act 2014 (WA 2014) is to help reform the water industry by making it...
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11th Aug
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Fisheries Act 2020–snapshotTitleFisheries Act 2020 c 22Entry into force23 November 2020 (received Royal Assent on this date, but section 54 of the Act...
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Produced in partnership with Sunyana Sharma of 3 Paper Buildings and Dr Tagbo Ilozue of 3 PB Barristers 11th Aug
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Conservation covenants in EnglandWhat are conservation covenants?As a concept, conservation covenants are private, voluntary agreements between a...
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9th Aug
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