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The problem with Japanese Knotweed

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 25 2012

Japanese Knotweed was introduced to the United Kingdom from Japan in 1825 as an ornamental plant

Potential for increased liability for brownfield developers

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 27 2009

Brownfield development is not always a popular option for property developers, largely due to the costs of clearing contamination, yet it remains a significant part of government planning policy to reclaim brownfield land for development, including for new homes

Flooding insurance at risk?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 29 2010

In July 2008 we commented on the growing problem that flooding presents to the insurance market and outlined how the Government were proposing to tackle the issue in England and Wales following the major floods of 2007

Protective Costs Orders and access to environmental justice striking the balance

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2012

The courts in England and Wales have been developing the concept of the Protective Costs Order (PCO) for a number of years and the principle has, broadly speaking, been imported by Scots common law in the form of the Protective Expenses Order (PEO

Prediction and assessment of wind turbine noise - a statement from the independent consultants who sat on the Noise Working Group

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 1 2009

As anyone who has an interest in onshore wind developments will know, the issue of the potential impacts of noise from a windfarm on local residents is often at the forefront of the minds and voices of local objectors

Not splitting the difference

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2011

In some circumstances, it is possible for a planning decision to be "split" and consent granted instead for a lesser scheme

Flood risk management issues for developers and landowners

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2011

Recent news stories have highlighted that flooding events are becoming more and more common throughout the world and, whether or not you believe that to be down to climate change and global warming, flood risk management is becoming increasingly relevant

Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation an overview

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2013

This is the first in a series of briefings on the UK governmentʼs flagship energy efficiency programme, which summarises some of the current issues

How lawful is an energy windfall tax?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2008

Whilst the debate surrounding a possible 'windfall tax' on the profits of energy companies has concentrated on political and economic issues, would such a tax be lawful?

DECC's response to the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 7 2010

On 27 August 2010 the Department of Energy & Climate Change ("DECC") published a response to the September 2009 consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime