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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Sustainable business—decarbonisation and net zeroClimate change and the global need for net zeroA warming climate poses many risks. The world is...
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Produced in partnership with Libby Robinson of RSK 23rd Sep
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Sustainability definitions (The Chancery Lane Project)100% Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Sources100% Renewable Energy•means an energy system...
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22nd Sep
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Zero carbon buildings—law and policyWhat is a zero carbon building?In simple terms, a zero carbon building means that all net carbon emissions from...
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22nd Sep
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Presumption in favour of sustainable developmentPolicy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published...
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22nd Sep
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Sustainable development—definition and application at European Union (EU) levelBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 22nd Sep
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Sustainable development—definition and application at international levelBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 22nd Sep
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Sustainable development—definition and application at UK levelBrexit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 22nd Sep
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Sustainability and EU competition law‘All of Europe’s policies — including competition policy — will have their role to play in helping [Europe’s move...
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Produced in partnership with David Little, Pierre Bichet and Clément Pradille from Latham & Watkins 13th Sep
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Planning for sustainable development—regulationSustainable development essentially means keeping current development within sustainable levels,...
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13th Aug
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Sustainability reporting for public bodiesUK government sustainable development strategyIn 2011, the UK government published its vision on...
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11th Aug
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Environmental Impact Assessment Directives—snapshotTitleCouncil Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain...
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11th Aug
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Sustainable development—indicators and goalsDefining sustainable developmentThe concept of sustainable development and what exactly it covers is the...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 11th Aug
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Sustainable development—implications for developersDevelopers face increasing legislative pressure to design, construct, maintain and demolish...
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11th Aug
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Sustainable development—the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015Background to the Future Generations ActWhen first introduced in 2012,...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Robert Lee of Birmingham Law School 11th Aug
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Supply chain sustainabilityThe public increasingly hold organisations responsible for the impact of their and their suppliers' practices on the...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Garbett of Squire Patton Boggs, Ian Skinner of Squire Patton Boggs, Sarah Rathke Esq. of Squire Patton Boggs and Dynda Thomas of Squire Patton Boggs 11th Aug
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Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive—snapshotIntroductionTitle EU Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 10th Aug
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Planning use swapsWhat are planning use swaps and how do they arise?There is no specific legislation governing planning use swaps.The need for use...
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10th Aug
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Environment Agency guidance for planning applications in EnglandIntroductionPlanning applications have to be determined in accordance with the...
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9th Aug
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UNCED, Earth Summit 1992—snapshotTitleThe United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)LocationRio de JaneiroConference date3–14...
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31st Jul
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Green beltsThe fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open. The essential characteristics of...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 31st Jul

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