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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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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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BREEAM key requirementsWhat is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating...
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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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Waste types and controls—plasticsBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Shipping emissions—regulationBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Navraj Singh Ghaleigh of Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, University of Edinburgh 16th Jul
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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 as modified by the 1978 and 1997 Protocols...
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15th Jul
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Rural Development Schemes in England and WalesIntroductionRural development schemes provide financial assistance to farmers who voluntarily agree to...
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5th Jul
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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009—snapshotTitleMarine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA 2009)Entry into force12th November 2009 (received Royal...
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2nd Jul
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Biodiversity net gain in EnglandWhat is biodiversity net gain?Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a...
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25th Jun
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Agricultural nitrate pollution preventionBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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25th Jun
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Species ProtectionBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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24th Jun
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Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC—snapshotTitleCouncil Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora of 21 May...
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24th Jun
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Environmental issues and agricultural landDevelopments Sustainable farming plansIn November 2020, the Government published The Path to Sustainable...
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Produced in partnership with Stephanie Kerr and Tim Champney of Argyll Environmental 22nd Jun
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Non-statutory designated areasConserving biodiversitySection 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERCA 2006) places a duty...
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21st Jun
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Marine conservation zonesMarine conservation zonesPart 5 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA 2009) provides a power, across most of UK...
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15th Jun
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Fisheries Act 2020–snapshotTitleFisheries Act 2020 c 22Entry into force23 November 2020 (received Royal Assent on this date, but section 54 of the Act...
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Produced in partnership with Sunyana Sharma of 3 Paper Buildings and Dr Tagbo Ilozue of 3 PB Barristers 15th Jun
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Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)What is a Site of Special Scientific Interest?Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) give legal...
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15th Jun
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Plastics Directive (EU) 2019/904—snapshotTitleDirective (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of...
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15th Jun
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Agricultural diffuse pollution—regulation and enforcementAgricultural diffuse pollutionDiffuse agricultural pollution is contamination of the soil,...
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15th Jun
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What legislation protects priority habitats? What powers does Natural England have over priority habitat which has not been designated a site of...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Payne of Browne Jacobson 5th Jun
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What is the key legislation concerning protection of nesting birds and their hibernation?Certain species of animals (including wild birds) are...
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