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 4th 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 4th May
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How do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?This Practice Note looks at how the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 4th May
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When considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether judicial review is be an appropriate...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 4th 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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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 4th May
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TitleRegulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing...
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4th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Controlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), see Definition of...
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STOP PRESS: On 24 December 2020 just one week before IP completion day, the European Commission and UK government announced an agreement in principle...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon 4th May
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Policy contextThe original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, taking immediate effect. It...
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4th May
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What is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating and certifying the...
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 4th May
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Background to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as the Statement of Principles (SoP), in...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 4th 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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4th May
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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the Sentencing Act 2020The Sentencing Act 2020 (SA 2020), also known as the...
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 4th May

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Argentina; Australia; Chile; China; Finland; Hong Kong; Italy; Kenya;...
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Air quality controls in England and Wales are interrelated, and stem from European legislation and international conventions, as well as from a number...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Navraj Singh Ghaleigh of Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, University of Edinburgh 29th Jan
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Properties currently at risk1.4 million properties in Great Britain are at risk from river flooding and up to three times that number from surface...
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Produced in partnership with Jill Boulton of JBA Risk Management Limited 29th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 29th Jan
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ContextAs a result of the 23 June 2016 UK referendum on membership of the EU, which voted with a 52% majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the...
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29th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 29th Jan
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Introduction to flood searchesFlooding has become an increasing environmental risk in the UK, with significant impacts for homeowners and businesses....
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 29th Jan
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TitleKyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol) Parties192 See: Ratification status for...
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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TitleDecision No 2009/406/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 29th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood 29th Jan
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This Environment consultation tracker tool displays the current status and most recent developments of consultations open from 1 January 2021 being...
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Lawson 29th Jan
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Application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000See initially Practice Note: Who is subject to the freedom of information regime, which explores the...
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Are independent schools subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000?The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) grants a right of access to...
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance ICO—Recognising a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Section 8) has a section on...
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