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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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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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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 of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 8th Apr
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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 of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 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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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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8th Apr
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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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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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Nationally significant waste water infrastructureThe Waste Water National Policy Statement (NPS) sets out government policy for the provision of...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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BackgroundThis Practice Note provides a summary of the key legislation, organisations and legal principles to consider when planning, maintaining and...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 8th Apr
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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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7th Apr
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Water discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the Environmental Permitting...
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1DefinitionsContamination•means the presence at any time of any Hazardous Substances in the soil and water at or under the Property and/or the...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 26th Mar
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Liability for flood management and drainagePrimary responsibility for flood defence historically rested with individual landowners. However, it has...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 22nd Mar
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Introduction to flood searchesFlooding has become an increasing environmental risk in the UK, with significant impacts for homeowners and businesses....
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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Introduction to flood insuranceThe property, legal and financial markets are becoming increasingly sensitive to flooding and flood risk as the cost of...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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Introduction to flood riskIt has been estimated that around six million homes in the UK (approximately one in six) are at risk of flooding from one or...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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Consent or agreementA consent, or an agreement, needs to be entered into with a local water and sewerage company, in order to discharge liquid...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 9th Mar
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TitleFlood and Water Management Act 2010Entry into Force8 April 2010 (received Royal Assent on this date—but various implementing pieces of...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Barlow and Simon Tilling of Burges Salmon LLP 9th Mar

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