Flooding

Flooding guidance:

Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

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TitleFlood and Water Management Act 2010 Entry into Force8 April 2010 (received Royal Assent on this date—but various implementing pieces of legislation have brought...

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Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

Practice Note

Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

Practice Note

Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

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Sources of rights and responsibilities for flood management and drainage The law relating to flood management and drainage dates back to the nineteenth century and...

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Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

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Liability for flood management and drainage Primary responsibility for flood defence historically rested with individual landowners. However, it has long been recognised...

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Responsibility for flood management and drainage in England and Wales has a complex history. A Royal Commission on land drainage in 1927 reported that ‘the administration...

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Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

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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 Management...

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Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

Practice Note

Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

Practice Note

Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

Practice Note

Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

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Effects of flooding on underlying assets Flooding can give rise to a number of issues in the context of a banking or finance transaction. This Practice Note highlights...

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Introduction Flooding issues may arise in private company merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions which involve the acquisition of land. It is important to consider...

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Introduction This Practice Note provides an overview of issues relating to flooding that may arise in property transactions. It aims to provide information which will...

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The Law Society first issued its practice note on flood risk on 23 May 2013 due to the increasing risk properties face from flooding and the knock on effects it can have...

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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 risks Entry into force26 November...

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TitleLand Drainage Act 1991 Entry into Force1 December 1991 Transposition DeadlineN/A AmendmentsEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016 Deregulation Act 2015 Water Act 2014 Transfer...

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Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

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Introduction to SuDS In a natural setting, rainfall will be intercepted by vegetation or infiltrated into the ground, dependent on the soil characteristics, until the...

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Brexit impact As 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 entered an...

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