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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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9th Nov
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Meaning of ‘highway’In the broadest sense, a highway is a way (ie a defined route, such as a road, bridleway or footpath) over which the public have...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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9th Nov
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Why is it important to establish the planning unit?Planning permission is required where there has been a material change of use (see Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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TrespassTrespass is the unlawful presence of a person on land in the possession of another. The ownership of land includes the airspace above it....
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9th Nov
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Control of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying...
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9th Nov
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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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Control of developmentPursuant to section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for ‘the carrying...
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9th Nov
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IntroductionThe purpose of section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) is to give a local planning authority (LPA) power to take...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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9th Nov
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A declaratory judgment is a judgment identifying the rights, duties or obligations of one or more parties in a dispute. It is legally binding, but...
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9th Nov

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An electricity distributor is a potential licence holder under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989).Underground electricity cables will...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy of Lanyon Bowdler 11th Feb
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Gas companies’ rights to enter premises for maintenance and repair are statutory rights, mainly from the Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards)...
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Produced in partnership with Bethany Pickup of Browne Jacobson 11th Feb
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Section 262 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) states that any holder of a licence under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA...
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27th Jan
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Are private drainage easements extinguished a result of the Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011?Under the Water...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Hannah of Winkworth Sherwood LLP 22nd Jan
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When the conservatory was constructed is an important consideration. Private sewers and lateral drains that were connected to the public sewer before...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 8th Jan
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Wayleaves: what they are and how they ariseThe legal nature of a wayleave is that it is a ‘consent’—or licence—given by the owner of land to another...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers 8th Jan
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Companies in the privatised water industry in England and Wales operate under the provisions of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) and the Water...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 8th Jan
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In essence, private properties normally drain sewage and other waste water through a private sewer which connects to the public sewer. The relevant...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 8th Jan
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A section 104 agreement usually refers to an agreement made pursuant to section 104 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WAI 1991, s104). Under a section...
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6th Dec
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According to Environment Agency guidance on riparian ownership (EA guidance) p 31, a culvert is a covered channel or pipe designed to prevent the...
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29th Nov
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It is often the case that a utility provider will require access over private land in order to facilitate the supply of electricity, gas, water,...
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29th Nov
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Schedule 2, paragraph 27(2) of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (TA 1984) prevents parties from contracting out of certain rights conferred by the...
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29th Nov

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