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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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Background to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as the Statement of Principles (SoP), in...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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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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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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Responsibility for flood management and drainage in England and Wales has a complex history. A Royal Commission on land drainage in 1927 reported that...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Barlow and Simon Tilling of Burges Salmon LLP 9th Mar
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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...
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Compliance, enforcement and offencesOwner or occupier of trade premisesIt is an offence punishable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 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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Sources of rights and responsibilities for flood management and drainageThe law relating to flood management and drainage dates back to the nineteenth...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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What does riparian ownership mean and who does it affect?‘If you own land or property next to a river, stream or ditch you are a riparian...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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IntroductionThis Practice Note provides an overview of issues relating to flooding that may arise in property transactions. It aims to provide...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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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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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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IntroductionFlooding issues may arise in private company merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions which involve the acquisition of land. It is...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 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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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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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd and Burges Salmon 9th Mar
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What are controlled waters for the purposes of Pt IIA?'Controlled waters' are defined in the EPA 1990 as having the same meaning as in the Water...
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