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Organ Donation – Human Tissue Act 2004

    In response to a recent enquiry from a client, Tessa Shellens sets out below the current position regarding organ donation in England and Wales. “In terms of donation of an organ at death, the current law was clarified by the Human Tissue Act 2004 (albeit it has been recently amended in Wales under the devolved powers).

Gift or loan – father in dispute with son over house purchase

The High Court has settled a dispute between a father and son over whether money was ‘loaned or gifted’ to buy a home. The father had been a successful builder and property developer who owned numerous residential properties. He and his son had been directors of a building company which owned a commercial property; the son also owned several other properties transferred to him by the father at an undervalue.