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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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What obligations does an occupier of land have to a neighbour where Japanese knotweed has spread from their land to neighbouring land?An occupier of...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Wildlife crimeWildlife offencesOffences in respect of damage to wildlife are provided for principally by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Who can bring a prosecution for breaches of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1012?The Conservation of Habitats and...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 11th Aug
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Appropriate assessment under the Habitats DirectiveThe EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) (EU Habitats Directive), as it continues...
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10th Aug
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Agri-environment schemes—the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The...
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10th Aug
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Protected hedges and hedgerowsWhat hedgerows are protected?Certain hedgerows are protected by the Hedgerows Regulations 1997, SI 1997/1160 (HR 1997),...
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10th Aug
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Habitats, wildlife and landscape issues for developers and landowners in ScotlandThis Practice Note considers controls and regulatory issues...
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Produced in partnership with Jamie Whittle of R&R Urquhart 10th Aug
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Implementation of the EU Habitats Directive in England and WalesUK implementationEU Council Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) on the...
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10th Aug
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Appropriate assessment under the Habitats Regulations—checklist for developersIntroductionThe Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) requirements...
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10th Aug
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Areas of outstanding natural beautySTOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being reviewed in light of the new NPPF published on 20 July 2021.What are...
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10th Aug
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Derogations under the EU Habitats DirectiveLegislationEU Council Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) on the conservation of natural habitats and...
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10th Aug
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The Basic Payment Scheme in England and WalesIntroductionThe Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) provides direct financial support (subsidy) payments to...
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9th Aug
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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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9th Aug
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Agri-environment schemes—the Entry Level Stewardship Scheme [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Entry...
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9th Aug

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