Environment Law

Have you been instructed at short notice to advise on transactions or new environmental legislation outside your comfort zone? Are you up-to-date with the latest changes in environmental regulation – and have a sense of what’s on the horizon?

LexisPSL Environment helps you spot environmental liabilities, understand the commercial implications of environmental law and stay on top of the latest developments. Our daily news feeds keep you informed of new cases, legislation, and consultations - Our clear, concise practice notes have direct links to relevant cases, legislation, guidance and commentary.

Environmental law isn’t just a matter for environmental ‘specialists’. The regulations affect lawyers who work on everything from property and corporate transactions to energy projects and carbon trading. Environmental law is a sophisticated, rapidly changing regulatory area, which demands a strong knowledge of UK, EU and international law.

Our experts give you an up-to-date, authoritative view, backed up by primary sources. So with less time spent on research, you’ll have more time to spend on billable work and business development.

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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE)The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry-standard pre-contract...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
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Commercial Property Standard EnquiriesThe Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry standard pre-contract enquiries for...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in ScotlandHow do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 19th May
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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is a tort against land and it is concerned with the unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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For the purposes of s 100 of the Highways Act 1980, a ‘highway drain’ is defined as including a ditch, gutter, watercourse, soak-away, bridge,...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 19th May
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What is a contract of insurance?This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an...
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Produced in partnership with RPC 19th May
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Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases—snapshotTitleRegulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of...
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19th May
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Waste types and controls—controlled wasteControlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection...
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19th May
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Energy and Brexit—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorWhat is Euratom?The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Euratom Treaty’)...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon 19th May
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BREEAM key requirementsWhat is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating...
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 19th May
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Flood reinsurance—the Flood Re schemeBackground to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 19th May
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Public nuisancePublic nuisance involves a nuisance being carried out, which affects a section of the general public. It has been defined as: 'acts or...
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19th May
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Forfeiture of property following convictionThe power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the Sentencing Act 2020The Sentencing Act...
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19th May
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Environmental permitting—flood risk activitiesHistory of flood defence consentsThe ‘old’ system of flood defence consents, prior to 6 April 2016,...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 19th May

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Sustainability definitions (The Chancery Lane Project)100% Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Sources100% Renewable Energy•means an energy system...
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Brexit—emissions trading and carbon pricingBrexit impact11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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Carbon offsettingBrexit impact11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 13th Jul
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Control of asbestos—penaltiesPenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 13th Jul
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Control of asbestos—duty to manageThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from...
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13th Jul
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Control of asbestos—medical examinationsHealth records and medical surveillanceThe provisions relating to medical examinations are contained at SI...
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13th Jul
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Control of asbestos—asbestos surveysLegal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic...
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13th Jul
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Sentencing organisations for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Sewage disposal—regulation of the sewerage systemSewage disposal is regulated in England and Wales principally by the Urban Waste Water Treatment...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 13th Jul
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Brexit timelineOn 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29...
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13th Jul
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for propertyThis Practice Note introduces the key implications that property practitioners should consider in...
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13th Jul
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The European Green Deal—trackerThe European Green Deal is the European Commission’s sustainable growth strategy for Europe. It represents the...
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13th Jul
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Environment Agency (EA)—powers of entryThe Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have...
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13th Jul
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Scottish Environment Protection Agency—powers to investigate environmental crimesThe Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland's...
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Produced in partnership with Niall McLean of Brodies LLP 13th Jul
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Natural England—powers to investigate environmental crimeWhen does Natural England investigate?There is an overlap between the responsibilities of the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Natural Resources Wales—powers to investigate environmental crimeNatural Resources Wales (NRW) is the principal regulator responsible for the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 13th Jul
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Environment Agency—powers to investigate environmental crimeThe Environment Agency (EA) is one of the regulators responsible for the enforcement of...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 13th Jul
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Local authorities—powers to investigate environmental crimeWhen do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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12th Jul
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Environmental prosecution and enforcement policyEnvironmental enforcement principlesThree principles form the basis of environmental protection in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court; and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 9th Jul

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