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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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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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Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC—snapshotTitleCouncil Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment (the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 15th Sep
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Can a local highway authority grant a licence to a third party who is not a statutory undertaker to discharge water from private drains into the...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 15th Aug
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Sewage disposal—regulation of sewage disposal worksUnder s 94(1)(b) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) a sewerage undertaker has a duty to deal...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 13th Aug
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Highway drains and culvertsFor the purposes of s 100 of the Highways Act 1980, a ‘highway drain’ is defined as including a ditch, gutter, watercourse,...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)Introduction to SuDSIn a natural setting, rainfall will be intercepted by vegetation or infiltrated into the...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Paul Ellis of GeoSmart Information Ltd 11th Aug
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—domestic septic tanks and small sewage treatment plantsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA)...
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11th Aug
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Sewage disposal—discharges from sewers and drainsRight to dischargeA sewerage undertaker does not have statutory power under the Water Industry Act...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Sewers and drains—requisitioning a public sewer or lateral drainA sewerage undertaker has a general duty under section 94(1) of the Water Industry Act...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Sewage disposal—regulation of the sewerage systemSewage disposal is regulated in England and Wales principally by the Urban Waste Water Treatment...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Sewers and drains—maintenance and protection of sewersMaintenanceEvery sewerage undertaker has a duty to ensure that its sewers and lateral drains are...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Sewers and drains—sewerage undertakers’ powers and duties to lay sewers and drainsUndertakers’ powers to lay pipesThe powers of a sewerage undertaker...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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The Water Act 2014—SnapshotSummary of the Water Act 2014The purpose of the Water Act 2014 (WA 2014) is to help reform the water industry by making it...
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11th Aug
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Sewers and drains—key definitionsDrainsA ‘drain’ means a drain used for the drainage of one building or of any buildings or yards appurtenant to...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Sewers and drains—sewerage undertakers’ core duties and powersA sewerage undertaker is the company appointed by the Secretary of State or Ofwat to be...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Sewers and drains—developer’s rights and responsibilitiesThe developer of a housing estate or other facility will need to lay sewers and drains to...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 11th Aug
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Does a private landowner have the right to use an existing pipe which connects to a culvert running alongside a highway to drain water from a new...
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11th Aug
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What process needs to be gone through for formal adoption by a water company of the drains on a development that have already been laid and become...
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