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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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9th Nov

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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out strong protections of the green belt. It notes that the government attaches great importance to...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 8th Apr
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The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open. The essential characteristics of green belts are...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 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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IntroductionRural development schemes provide financial assistance to farmers who voluntarily agree to adopt agricultural practices which are...
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18th Mar
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IntroductionThe Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) provides direct financial support (subsidy) payments to farmers as a supplement to their income from...
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16th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Scheme is one element of the Environmental...
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4th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. NOTE: The Organic Entry Level Stewardship closed to new applications on 26...
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4th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Entry Level Stewardship Scheme (ELSS) is the basic level of the...
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4th Mar
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Sustainable farming plansIn November 2020, the Government published The Path to Sustainable Farming, its roadmap and sustainable farming plans from...
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Produced in partnership with Stephanie Kerr and Tim Champney of Argyll Environmental 3rd 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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3rd Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (UELS) Scheme is one element of the...
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3rd Mar
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IntroductionThe planning systems in England and Wales have become increasingly distinct in recent years, both in terms of policy and legislation. The...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 25th Feb
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Works to treesGenerally, work to trees does not constitute development under section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) so that...
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23rd Feb
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What hedgerows are protected?Certain hedgerows are protected by the Hedgerows Regulations 1997, SI 1997/1160 (HR 1997), enacted under the Environment...
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23rd Feb
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OverviewAs the ‘operator’ of a septic tank, you should ensure you meet the general binding rules. You are the ‘operator’ if: (i) you own the property...
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15th Feb

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