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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 9th Nov
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 9th Nov
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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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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 9th Nov
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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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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 9th Nov
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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Brexit Impact11pm (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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Precedents
Brexit impact11pm (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 ELM Law 30th Nov
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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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30th Nov
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TitleDirective 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risksEntry into...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 30th Nov
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TitleDirective 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 30th Nov
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TitleCouncil Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 30th Nov
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TitleDirective 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and...
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30th Nov
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TitleCouncil Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment (the UWWTD).Latest consolidated version dates from January...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 30th Nov
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Brexit11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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30th Nov
Q&As
In essence, private properties normally drain sewage and other waste water through a private sewer which connects to the public sewer. The relevant...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 29th Nov
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) are alternatives to traditional piped drainage, which seek to manage water run-off and flood risk, often through...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 29th Nov
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According to Environment Agency guidance on riparian ownership (EA guidance) p 31, a culvert is a covered channel or pipe designed to prevent the...
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29th Nov
Q&As
Nuisance claims can be broadly categorised into private nuisance (interference with the use/enjoyment of land causing injury), public nuisance (an...
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29th Nov
Q&As
Companies in the privatised water industry in England and Wales operate under the provisions of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) and the Water...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 29th Nov
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This Practice Note explains how to ascertain the location of property boundaries: the general boundaries rule that applies to HM Land Registry title...
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29th Nov
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Riparian ownershipThis Practice Note looks at riparian ownership of non-tidal waterways, dealing with the fishing rights which may attach to such...
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29th Nov
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IntroductionThere are two systems of drainage in relation to development:•foul water, and•surface waterEach of these has above-ground and underground...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the law and policy surrounding flooding in Scotland:•providing an overview of legislation and policy and the Flood Risk...
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Produced in partnership with Jamie Whittle of R&R Urquhart 29th Nov
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Nationally significant waste water infrastructureThe Waste Water National Policy Statement (NPS) sets out government policy for the provision of...
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29th Nov

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