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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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9th 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 of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 30th Apr
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Under s 94(1)(b) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) a sewerage undertaker has a duty to deal with the contents of its sewers, whether by means...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 8th Apr
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Sewage disposal is regulated through the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC as amended (Directive). For a summary of the Directive, see...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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IntroductionThe adoption of sewers is the process by which sewers are vested in the sewerage undertaker or appointed sewerage company and subsequently...
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Produced in partnership with Celina Colquhoun of 39 Essex Chambers 8th Apr
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Summary of the Water Act 2014The purpose of the Water Act 2014 (WA 2014) is to help reform the water industry by making it more innovative and...
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9th Mar
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DrainsA ‘drain’ means a drain used for the drainage of one building or of any buildings or yards appurtenant to buildings within the same curtilage.A...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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A sewerage undertaker has a general duty under section 94(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) to ensure that the area for which it is...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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Introduction to SuDSIn a natural setting, rainfall will be intercepted by vegetation or infiltrated into the ground, dependent on the soil...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Paul Ellis of GeoSmart Information Ltd 9th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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9th Mar
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Undertakers’ powers to lay pipesThe powers of a sewerage undertaker to lay sewers, lateral drains and disposal mains are found in ss 158 and 159 of...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
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MaintenanceEvery sewerage undertaker has a duty to ensure that its sewers and lateral drains are cleaned and maintained so that its area is, and...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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A sewerage undertaker is the company appointed by the Secretary of State or Ofwat to be the sewerage undertaker for the area specified in its...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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The developer of a housing estate or other facility will need to lay sewers and drains to deal with domestic sewerage and surface water. Sections 21...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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Right to dischargeA sewerage undertaker does not have statutory power under the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) to discharge water or other matter...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 9th Mar
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDs)For information about sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), what they are, why they are needed, types, implications...
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15th Feb
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Pursuant to section 159 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991), a statutory undertaker has the power to lay a pipe in any land which is not in,...
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15th Feb
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Case studyThis Q&A is considered in the context of the following case study:•there is no record of an easement having been granted upon which the...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Murch of 42 Bedford Row 15th Feb

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