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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content. For further guidance, see: Brexit—impact on environmental law and Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
For further information on the impact of Brexit on REACH, see: Brexit—chemicals and hazardous substances—REACH.
'REACH' is an abbreviated term for Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH Regulation). The REACH Regulation has been amended a number of times since coming into force, and furthermore several pieces of implementing legislation have been introduced to ensure its operation, see: Europa.
REACH came into force on 1 June 2007 to replace a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single piece of legislation and applies directly within all the Member States of the EU.
Prior to the introduction of REACH, there had been concern that the risks presented by chemicals being used and marketed in the EU were not being adequately managed or investigated. REACH intended to address these concerns by shifting the burden of responsibility for understanding and managing the risks associated with their use from the regulators
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation (the Theft Act 1968 (TA 1968)). No gain or loss need actually be made, and no deception need operate on the mind of the deceived for the Fraud Act 2006
If a party to a property agreement fails to comply with its obligations, the other party may wish to apply for an order for specific performance. Specific performance is an equitable, discretionary remedy which, if granted, compels a party to perform a contractual obligation. This Practice Note
What is a reserved judgment?A reserved judgment is a draft judgment that is circulated by the judge. At the end of the hearing the judge will usually state that judgment is being reserved. This is common practice in the High Court. The draft judgment will be provided to the parties’ legal
What is the slip rule?The slip rule is a process by which the court may correct an accidental slip or omission in a judgment or order (see: CPR 40.12 and CPR PD 40B, paras 4.1 and 4.5).This rule only covers genuine slips or omissions in the wording of a sealed court order or handed down judgment
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