May 2019 Archive

Forfeiture and assisted suicide

The well-established forfeiture rule provides that if a person unlawfully kills another they are not able to inherit from their estate. Dunbar v Plant [1998] Ch 412 is the existing legal authority, and in this case it was held that the forfeiture rule applies to assisted suicide cases, as assisted suicide is a crime under section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961.

Making money while the sun shines: practical advice to make the most of renewable projects

With the ending of subsidy regimes for solar generation, there has been renewed interest in subsidy-free, large scale solar sites. Because of their size, these sites often straddle boundaries between several different landowners. Depending on the structure of a scheme, this can lead to potentially complicated lease arrangements for the panels, substations, export cables and access requirements.
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