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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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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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Produced in partnership with Professor Robert Lee of Birmingham Law School 7th May
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What is a zero carbon building?In simple terms, a zero carbon building means that all net carbon emissions from energy use in the building (eg for...
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28th Apr
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TitleThe United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)LocationRio de JaneiroConference date3–14 June 1992SubjectSustainable...
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20th Apr
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‘All of Europe’s policies — including competition policy — will have their role to play in helping [Europe’s move towards sustainability][…]to...
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Produced in partnership with David Little, Pierre Bichet and Clément Pradille from Latham & Watkins 8th Apr
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TitleCouncil Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the 1985...
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8th Apr
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IntroductionTitle EU Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out strong protections of the green belt. It notes that the government attaches great importance to...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 8th Apr
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IntroductionPlanning applications have to be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise....
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8th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 8th Apr
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UK government sustainable development strategyIn 2011, the UK government published its vision on mainstreaming sustainable development. In 2013, Defra...
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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 8th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 8th Mar
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 8th Mar
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The public increasingly hold organisations responsible for the impact of their and their suppliers' practices on the environment, local communities...
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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 5th Mar
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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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4th Mar
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Defining sustainable developmentThe concept of sustainable development and what exactly it covers is the subject of much debate. Most definitions of...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 4th Mar
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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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2nd Mar

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