The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Environment legislation tracker tool displays key upcoming legislation of interest to Environment lawyers in England and Wales coming into force from 1 January 2021.
Legislation will be displayed in reverse chronological order. Legislation that is only applicable to Wales (Wales SI) will be indicated as such on the tracker.
Draft and enacted Brexit statutory instruments of interest to Environment lawyers are included in the tracker. Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, before certain proposed Brexit statutory instruments were formally laid in Parliament, they had to go through a preliminary sifting process to determine the appropriate level of parliamentary scrutiny. For more information, see News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—Brexit SI sifting process: what you need to know. For details of additional Brexit SIs laid for sifting, but not yet draft or enacted, see: Brexit SI database.
For information on previous legislation, see:
Environment legislation tracker 2020
Environment legislation tracker 2019
Environment legislation tracker 2018 [Archived]
Environment legislation tracker 2017 [Archived]
Environment legislation tracker 2016 [Archived]
11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. For further guidance, see
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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden conduct needs to be proved. For example, an accused is guilty of dangerous driving if they drove a motor vehicle dangerously on a road or other public
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
This Practice Note is an archive of news from the Loan Market Association (LMA) on LMA documentation and related topics. It covers LMA updates from early 2013 to January 2016. For the latest LMA developments since January 2016, see Practice Note: Loan Market Association (LMA)—latest news on
Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done by a person who is not conscious of what they are doing. The act may be described as involuntary, but will not be regarded as such
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