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News & Events: January 2017

Freeths are celebrating their London managing partner being listed in The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 List 2017. The Hot 100 is a celebration of extraordinary lawyers based in the UK who have completed groundbreaking work in the last year. Philippa Dempster has been recognised as one of these leading individuals. Having worked at Freeths for […]

Patients at hospitals run by Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust faced years of negligent treatment, misdiagnoses, poor clinical judgement, apathetic and unqualified staff, short-staffing, and chronic under resourcing. This was the verdict of a report commissioned in early 2016 by the Trust itself and prepared by its Director of Maternity Care. Unfortunately for patients at […]

Freeths were delighted to host an interactive workshop on Reorganisation and Structure Changes for the Leicestershire CIPD HR Leaders Group. The session was a great success with guests commenting that they really enjoyed the case study and interactive approach, which led to some lively discussion and debate concerning best HR practice in implementing reorganisations and […]

Freeths are one of a handful of speakers at an upcoming seminar entitled ‘contractor relationships – solving the puzzle’ hosted by the Mid Shires branch of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). Matt McBride, an employment partner at Freeths, will present on the HR aspects involved with sharing a work space with third parties […]

On 6th December 2016, the Government published the revised version of the draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations. These Regulations are expected to come into force on 6 April 2017 pending parliamentary approval, from which point, employers will have 12 months to publish the data. The following points outline and clarify the […]

Experian have published their 2016 year end report of UK corporate deal activity and Freeths have again moved up the rankings from the previous year representing another successful year of deal activity. This is the third year in a row in which Freeths have improved their standing, recognising Freeths as one of the most active […]

Freeths have achieved their most positive rankings nationally in the 2017 edition of the Chambers &Partners legal guide. Overall, the firm has been ranked in Band 1 for 8 legal categories, up from 7 in the previous year’s guide. All 11 offices have seen upward movement, being recognised and ranked in 33 individual categories, including […]

Over recent years, changes have been made to both procedural and costs rules applicable to judicial review in environmental and planning cases. The changes have been designed to address successive governments’ perceptions that the review system was being abused, with claims used as a campaigning tool or to delay legitimate development proposals, and to meet […]

Having considered the government’s proposed rule changes, we summarise some recent cases of particular relevance to environmental challenges. Time limits and discretion The Court of Appeal in the following case has confirmed that the requirement to commence a claim “promptly” and the court’s discretion not to allow a remedy in cases of undue delay still […]

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