Growth in a time of cuts
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With everyone's eyes focused on Brexit and its complexities, along with US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, it is easy to overlook the fact that the renewables sector is booming.
Paper trails
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A recent case at the High Court in Glasgow considered property fraud on an extraordinary scale. Perhaps most striking about the case was that it was the longest criminal trial in UK legal history, lasting over 320 days.
Risky business
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The recent case of a fraudulent transfer of 1.2 million (GBP) using the identity of a Kensington homeowner provides a salient reminder of the risk of fraud in lending. As the body that registers land and property in England and Wales, the Land Registry plays an important role in property transactions and preventing fraud. Part of this role is to check that the person registering a title is the true owner. Lenders heavily rely on this information when deciding whether to accept a mortgage application.
The Insurance Act 2015
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The Insurance Act 2015 came into force on the 12th of August. This Act together with the consumer insurance reforms that came into effect in 2013 have provided the greatest change to insurance contract law for over 100 years. The Insurance Act 2015 amends some key sections of the Marine Insurance Act 1906, which were regarded as not reflecting good insurance practice and is considered to be broadly neutral between insurer and insured.
Be on your guard
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When buying land it is vital to ensure that the seller has exclusive possession of the land and also owns the paper title. It is only possible to convey and receive title to a parcel of land if this is the case. The recent decision in Heaney v Kirkby brings this into sharp focus and demonstrates the problems that can arise when someone claims ownership over a piece of land by adverse possession.
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