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In March 2014, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) issued new guidance for the management of risks associated with the presence of asbestos in soils and made ground. This Practice Note explains the background to that guidance and summarises its main features. It also highlights that the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (CAR 2012) also apply to asbestos in soils. In July 2016, Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) and the Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) issued further industry guidance on the application of CAR 2012 to asbestos in soil and construction and demolition materials.
The number of deaths from asbestos related diseases in the UK has risen dramatically in recent decades, reaching about 2000 per year in 2010 and expected to peak at around 3400 deaths per year in 2020. This is largely due to the long latency period from exposure before symptoms develop as well as continued unintentional exposure, particularly in the construction sector.
Awareness of the issues of asbestos in soil has been growing over recent years. When considering sites for development, this awareness translates into more specific investigation testing and analysis which has resulted in a significant increase in sites being identified with asbestos. However, there are areas of considerable uncertainty in the potential for asbestos fibres to be released from soil, which
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small amounts of money paid to public officials or others as a means of ensuring that they perform their duty, whether more promptly or at all. In some
This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent and drafting issues.What are conditions precedent?A condition precedent in a commercial contract details an event which must take place before:•a
BREXIT: UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on the impact of Brexit on e-money requirements, see Practice Note: Impact of Brexit: Payment services and electronic money directives—quick
What is a third party debt order (TPDO)?Third party debt orders were previously known as 'garnishee' orders and operated under the regime provided for in CCR Ord 30 and RSC Ord 49 (now revoked). Although the rules in CPR 72 are new, many of the principles with which they are concerned are well
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