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Life Science Law Update – organ donation and access to psychotherapy

Popular initiative “Supporting organ donation – saving lives” The Federal Council supports the proposal of the initiative to allow organs to be removed from a deceased person if he or she did not oppose this during his or her lifetime in principle, but will suggest introducing certain measures in order to safeguard the rights of […]

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By Angus Evers, Matthew Price Five local authorities in the Solent area have put a hold on determining planning applications for new housing as a result of advice from Natural England about nitrate pollution. Following two rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the ‘Dutch Case’ (C-293/17 and C-294/17) and ‘People […]

The tenant that never was

By Liam Phillips, Michael Callaghan The grant of a lease to a non-existent tenant highlights the importance of checking that companies in a transaction are registered at Companies House. Mr Darlow granted a lease of a restaurant in Cardiff to a company called Seafood Shack UK Ltd. The identity of the tenant had been set […]

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