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News: September 2017

The GDPR: What? Why? When? The General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) is an EU law intended to protect the personal data of individuals. It does so by imposing strict rules on how personal data is handled and secured, and provides people with rights that will keep them in control of their data. From 25 […]

National law firm Freeths LLP has announced the significant expansion of its Planning and Environment Group across the firms network of 11 offices. Andy McMullan joins as Director in the Manchester office to lead planning consultancy in the North West and Yorkshire regions. Andy joins from Knight Frank and will work closely with planning lawyer […]

(On the) GrapeVine: GDPR and its impact on Scheme Trustees The General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) is EU law which comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and is expected to continue in UK law notwithstanding Brexit under a Data Protection Bill which will be published over the next few months. The GDPR will significantly […]

In its first ‘market investigation reference’ ever, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this month referred Investment Consultancy and Fiduciary Management to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for an in-depth 18 month ‘market investigation’. Following the FCA’s referral on 14 September 2017, the CMA published its ‘Issues Statement’ and Investigation Timetable on 21 and 22 […]

Following an external review by the Royal College of Surgeons of Leicester Hospitals Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service, complex reconstructive cancer surgery of the oral cavity has been suspended. The review took place at the end of 2016 and a further detailed review of patient records ensued at the start of this year, resulting in […]

Freeths have maintained their reputation as leaders in private client law in a new High Net Worth rankings guide compiled by Chambers, the official guide for the legal sector. The firm has been ranked in the first tier for Oxford and surrounds, and the second tier for Nottingham and surrounds. This is another year of […]

In the run up to September’s London Fashion Week 2017, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued an open letter to businesses in the creative industries, warning them about breaking competition law. The letter highlights a recent case where five modelling agencies and their trade association were fined over £1.5 million for allegedly colluding (rather […]

It’s been a busy few months and in this edition we have highlighted a number of issues which will impact businesses operating in this sector. We hope that you will find it useful. In this bulletin we look at: Data Protection Employment Issues Taxation Insurance Policy Issues The General Data Protection Regulation The UK’s new […]

Since its controversial introduction in 2012, when the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspects a company and identifies a material breach of the law, the company will have to pay a fee for intervention (FFI). Any work undertaken by the HSE is recorded on an hourly basis and includes time spent identifying the breach, pointing […]

Welcome to the Summer 2017 Agriculture Newsletter Although the nights are drawing in it is still Summer here at Freeths so I am pleased to introduce the (late) Summer newsletter for the agriculture team. In this edition we concentrate on questions close to landowners’, employers’ and farmers’ hearts being compliance with legislation in the employment […]

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