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EU Council Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (EU Habitats Directive), as it continues to have effect in the EU, aims to promote the maintenance of biodiversity by requiring EU Member States to take measures to maintain or restore natural habitats and wild species at a favourable conservation status, introducing robust protection for those habitats and species of European importance. The EU Habitats Directive is mainly transposed in England and Wales and the UK offshore area by Part I of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1012 (Habitats Regulations), which apply in England and Wales and seas up to 12 nautical miles from the coast and the Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1013 (Offshore Regulations) which apply in UK waters more than 12 nautical miles from the coast. The Habitats Regulations and the Offshore Regulations apply from 30 November 2017 and consolidate and update the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, SI 2010/490 and the Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1842.
Derived from EU law, the Habitats Regulations and Offshore Regulations were made pursuant to the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972), which was repealed from 31
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Scotland: the Accountant in BankruptcyThe office of the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) was created by section 156 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1856 . Previously, the functions of the AiB were limited but since 1993, with the enactment of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1993 (B(S)A 1993), the role
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 consider whether judicial review is be an appropriate means of addressing the issues raised by the case at hand. For further guidance, see Practice Note:
The Financial Assistance Scheme—what are the available benefits?THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO SCHEMES ENTERING THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME FROM 1 JANUARY 2012.Where a scheme, its employer(s) and individual members have satisfied the criteria for eligibility into the Financial Assistance Scheme
Amending the articles of associationThis Practice Note summarises the procedure to amend or change a company’s articles of association in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Why amend the articles?There are many different reasons why a company may want, or be required, to amend its
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