The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Landmark Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
Entry into force of sections 88–90 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) saw a considerable change regarding costs protection in judicial reviews. This swept away the judge-made principles for the regime of protective costs orders (PCOs) in judicial review claims, replacing them with a legislative regime of costs capping orders (CCOs). However, the legislative changes have, at present, made little difference to environmental matters, as:
the legislation relates only to judicial review claims, and so statutory challenges such as those under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) would fall outside their scope (however note that the Civil Procedure (Amendment No 3) Rules 2019, SI 2019/1118 effective from 1 October 2019 extends
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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
When restructuring is considered rather than formal insolvency proceedings (see Practice Note: Benefits of restructuring over formal proceedings) the company may want to ensure that relevant creditors quickly enter a standstill agreement to gain some breathing space to consider a restructuring
Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009 (CTA 2009) is a specific corporation tax regime that applies exclusively to the gains and losses of intangible fixed assets. Note, however, that certain intangible fixed assets are excluded from the regime, see Practice Note: Excluded intangible fixed
This Practice Note looks at CE-File electronic working in the courts under CPR PD 51O, in the context of case management. It provides guidance on how to file a document electronically, deal with rejected electronic filings, issue a claim electronically, file electronic bundles (eBundles) for case
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