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News: May 2017

Re Young; Allen (trustee in bankruptcy of Young) v Young The Bankruptcy High Court has held that an agreement, under which the bankrupt agreed to deliver up her share of funds from her deceased husband’s life insurance policy in consideration of the trustee in bankruptcy paying her a sum from those funds, was binding. However, […]

The case law has been a muddle on the presumption in favour of sustainable development justifying the grant of planning permission if a Council does not have a 5 year housing land supply and, consequently, its planning policies for the supply of housing are out of date. With three differing interpretations taken in numerous planning […]

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Agriculture Newsletter Welcome to Freeths’ Agriculture Team’s Spring Newsletter for 2017. In this edition we have some very topical advice about the nationwide problem of fly tipping and this reflects the “Stop the Blot” campaign currently being run by Farmers Weekly. It is an increasingly prevalent crime so Daniel McNally’s […]

A recent report published on food waste in England set out a number of proposals made by the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. One recommendation which was positively received was that the incoming Government should require food businesses and retailers to separate food waste. The proposal is via a phased approach, […]

Should you be paying the National Minimum Wage to employees who are required to “sleep over”? Although this is not a new topic for the care sector, a decision reached in a recent case before the employment appeal tribunal involving Mencap adds further doubt to an already frustratingly uncertain situation. Consequences of getting it wrong […]

Leading law firm Freeths are pleased to announce Kevin Pinkerton, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner at Freeths, has been appointed Deputy Managing Partner of the firm’s Manchester office. The role has been newly created to assist John May, Managing Partner of Freeths’ Northern offices (Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield) and to further develop the firm’s offering in […]

Leading law firm Freeths are pleased to announce that Dispute Resolution Partner, James Hartley, has been appointed Deputy Managing Partner of the firm’s Leeds office. The role has been newly created to assist John May, Managing Partner of Freeths’ Northern offices (in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield) and to further develop the firm’s offering in Leeds. […]

Freeths are celebrating receiving an award at this week’s Lloyds Bank Business Development Professional Awards 2017, held at the Auditorium on Broad Street, London. The event recognised some of the work Lloyds have been involved with in the London and South East regions during the last 12 months and acknowledged the working relationships they have […]

A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the Spring edition of the Real Estate Bulletin. This quarter, we revisit cases about whether land can be listed as an Asset of Community Value and whether ‘all’ means ‘all’ or ‘any’. We look at new cases on the interplay of public rights of way and registration of […]

Karl Jansen and Victoria Rooksby acted for Travis Perkins plc in relation to its recent acquisition of air conditioning distributor, TF Solutions. The company, which operates from sites in Stockport, Burton-upon-Trent and Dunstable, is becoming part of the Contracts division of the Northampton-headquartered Travis Perkins Group. The deal adds TF Solutions’ air conditioning and refrigeration […]

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