The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Ardea International provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Written for in-house lawyers, this risk management guide aims to provide a useful checklist when considering how to address the environmental risks relating to your organisation and to provide the tools to monitor compliance with the laws.
General counsel and in-house lawyers may consider environmental risk in varying degrees, depending largely on what the organisation does and what drivers might cause organisations to have to consider how they demonstrate compliance with environmental laws. For example, organisations that wish to achieve and maintain certification under the ISO 14001 will have to demonstrate legal compliance (see Practice Note: Environmental management—environmental legal registers) while others are bound by environmental regulation to ensure that the activities they undertake can be sustained.
This guide aims to set out:
key environmental issues to consider primarily as part of an office, with reference to some key legislation
a step-by-step guide to various tasks to be undertaken to manage the risk
solutions to help you reduce environmental risk
a means of reporting to your board or risk management colleagues on the legal risks and how you have addressed them, or put measures in place for others in the business to address them
Managing environmental risk may also be a key aspect of the ongoing risk management and captured in the business risk register. For more information on developing and managing a
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Voluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element for murder) but which are reduced to manslaughter because of one of the three special defences (loss of control, diminished responsibility or suicide
The primary function of office-holders in personal and corporate insolvency is to collect in the assets belonging to a company or individual and to distribute these to the company's or individual's creditors. Office-holders have various duties and powers in order to ensure that they do this. For
Statutory declaration of solvencyA company enters voluntary liquidation when the members of the company vote to do so by a special resolution. For more information, see Practice Note: What is a members' voluntary liquidation (MVL) and where/when is it typically used?Before the members can vote on a
When is quantum meruit and quantum valebat relevant?Claims in quantum meruit (value of services) and quantum valebat (value of goods) arise in diverse situations ranging from where contractual terms are silent on issues of payment to where there is no contract at all (Serck v Drake & Scull).General
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