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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: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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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 are planning use swaps and how do they arise?There is no specific legislation governing planning use swaps.The need for use swaps can arise where...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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25th Sep
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The public increasingly hold organisations responsible for the impact of their suppliers' practices on the environment and local communities. Forward...
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25th Sep
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Key drivers for voluntary environmental reportingA company may choose to report on environmental matters:•to gain a better understanding of its...
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25th Sep
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Sustainable development essentially means keeping current development within sustainable levels, protecting the needs and resources of the environment...
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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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Background to the Future Generations ActWhen first introduced in 2012, the Bill which became the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015...
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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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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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Developers face increasing legislative pressure to design, construct, maintain and demolish buildings in a sustainable way, ie by minimising impacts...
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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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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 are green loans?This Practice Note considers the green loan market, focusing on the Green Loan Principles (GLP), published by the Loan Market...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Emmett of Norton Rose Fulbright, Katie Knight of Norton Rose Fulbright and Rosa Mottershead 25th Sep
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In response to the Paris Agreement, governments and intra-governmental organisations launched a number of measures to promote sustainable finance. To...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Emmett, Rosa Mottershead, Rob Marsh, Andrew Hedges, Imogen Garner and Cara Dowling of Norton Rose Fulbright 25th Sep
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Following the first Green Loan Principles and in light of the increasing popularity and borrower diversity in the green loan market, the first ever...
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Produced in partnership with Alec Buchanan of White & Case and Mindy Hauman of White & Case 26th Sep
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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26th Sep
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The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open. The essential characteristics of green belts are...
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26th Sep

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