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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 […]

Nitrate pollution concerns halt housebuilding on Solent

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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Stevens & Bolton breaches £300K PEP

Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton had a record year in 2006-07, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) pushing through the £300,000 mark. The firm posted a total revenue of £14.1m with a profit margin of 32 per cent, giving it a £4.5m net profit and a PEP of £305,000 for its 15 equity partners. The […]

Bar Council launches legal aid probe

The Bar Council has launched a working party to probe the impact on the bar from competitive tendering and ‘one case one fee’ for legal aid work. The move was announced by Bar Council chair Geoffrey Vos QC at the representative’s body’s AGM in London on Saturday (16 June). The Government has signalled its intention […]

Wallace nets enic’s acquisition of Spurs

Wallace has acted for Enic International on its purchase of Sir Alan Sugar’s remaining shares in football club Tottenham Hotspur. Enic, owned by the family trust of international investor Joseph Lewis and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, instructed a team led by Wallace managing partner Rex Newman on the £25m purchase from Amshold, owned by Sugar […]

Diverging strategies see Gómez-Acebo and Vieira part company

Spanish firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and Portuguese ally Vieira de Almeida & Associados have split following a review of both firms’ international strategies. It is understood that Gómez-Acebo wanted to have its own representative office in Portugal. The firm has a new international strategy and has already announced the opening of a London office in […]

Supreme Court building work begins

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer has announced that work has begun on the new Supreme Court. •The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer has announced that work has begun on the new Supreme Court. The building is expected to open for business in October 2009, […]

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