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News: March 2016

Currently, the CQC’s regulatory functions are funded by fees paid by providers and by grant-in-aid from the Department of Health. Current Government policy requires CQC to increase the fees it charges to registered providers, so that it can move towards fully recovering the chargeable costs of regulating health and adult social care in England. Following […]

On Wednesday 13 April, national leading law firm Freeths LLP are teaming up with the University of Derby, to host the third in a series of debates. The subject is “How do we make the Planning System work for Business?” To be held at Derby University, we are anticipating an evening of inspiring discussion and […]

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a temporary cessation of work by a subcontractor did not preclude a TUPE business transfer or service provision change. Background The employees, in this case, were employed by a subcontractor. They had been laid off as a result of a commercial dispute with the main contractor shortly before […]

On 21 March 2016, NHS England published new guidelines entitled, “Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle” aimed at reducing the worrying high stillbirth rate in the UK. The Guidelines were developed by NHS England in conjunction with the Royal College of Obstetricians, the Royal College of Midwives and Sands, the neonatal death and stillbirth charity. In […]

Some of you may have read the article by Penny Simpson “Meeting the favourable conservation status for European Protected Species: A different approach” in the September 2015 edition of CIEEM’s journal “In Practice”. The article scrutinised the “site based” approach to Great Crested Newt (GCN) licensing set out in Natural England’s GCN Mitigation Guidelines. It […]

As corporate lawyers, in conversation and when writing articles, we tend to focus on the deals which we have done in positive circumstances – the latest private equity backed MBO, or significant trade acquisition in which we had been involved. However, another (often more challenging) aspect of our practice is doing deals which have originated […]

An injury caused by medical or clinical negligence can have a serious impact on both your life and the life of your family. The last thing you expect when you have medical treatment is to suffer an injury, misdiagnosis or mistake. The Freeths Clinical Negligence team, located in Derby, has recently received a number of […]

As part of the government’s commitment to increase transparency in the ownership and control of companies, all UK companies [1] will shortly be required to identify and record the people who own or control their company. These people may be the same as existing shareholders, or they may be different. The new PSC Register From […]

When a landowner wants to grant a grazing licence over some of its land it is a good idea to make sure that the grazing licence is formally documented. This way both the landowner and the grazier can be sure of the terms of the agreement reached. However, what happens when a grazing licence expires […]

The Chancellor’s shock announcement in the November 2015 Autumn Statement that people purchasing second homes or buy to let properties would have to pay an extra 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax after 1 April 2016 sounded straightforward enough. However the detail of the proposal was not immediately available and is still not clear. It is […]

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