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Rectification vs adverse possession addressed in recent case

By Deborah Sheldon The Court of Appeal has found that a registered proprietor whose title originates from a forged transfer is able to defeat an application for rectification based on adverse possession due to the expiry of limitation. This case looks at the complex issue of whether an application for rectification of the proprietorship of […]

Is employee ownership right for you?

By Ben Watson As with any new business model, awareness of employee ownership has taken some time to reach critical mass. However, the creation of a new form of employee ownership trust with generous tax breaks in 2014 and the launch of an independent inquiry by the government in 2017 entitled ‘The Ownership Dividend’ have […]

Don’t miss the regulatory boat

By Stuart Murray The future profitability and viability of many telecoms networks and the services provided over them could depend on decisions OFCOM is about to make on new regulations for digital infrastructure. Now is the time to act. Which appeals to you more this Christmas? Joining a luxury cruise in the Caribbean or getting […]

TLT reunites with Blackfinch and Santander on wind acquisition

By Gary Roscoe TLT has reunited with clean energy investor Blackfinch Investments and Santander to complete the acquisition and project funding for two additional onshore wind turbines. The turbines – each with a 500kW generation capacity and located near Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire – were acquired through Blackfinch’s renewable energy investment entity, Sedgwick Trading.

AMC is allowed to produce an equivalent of CDCA if the used resources meet the quality standards

By Aurélie Mingels On the 28th of November, the Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (‘Inspectorate’) published the results of its investigation into the practice of the Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam (‘AMC’) of the pharmaceutical compounding of an alternative to the medicine CDCA. Leadiant, the pharmaceutical company which owns the rights to the production of CDCA, had filed […]

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