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News: October 2017

Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme launched Contracts are important – but what happens in practice matters too Watch Out! Assurances Given to Employees Can Have Contractual Force! Statistics Wrongly Ignored in Airline Purser Employment Case Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill published Data Protection: the GDPR from an Employer’s Perspective Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme […]

North Yorkshire based Peratech, a world leader in 3D force-sensing technologies, announced it has raised £9.2 million ($12.4 million) from strategic investor Merck Ventures, Arie Capital and Tranquil Capital with the help of Freeths LLP. Andy Francey, the corporate partner at Freeths in Leeds who led the deal and advised Peratech through previous investment rounds, […]

Top 60 law firm Freeths are celebrating yet another year of impressive rankings and recommendations in the Legal 500, the UK’s official guide to the legal sector. Freeths operate nationally from 11 offices, offering a winning combination of legal expertise and common sense advice to commercial and private clients. Across the board, the firm are […]

We recently held the third in our series of ‘The Future of Care’ discussions; this time in Manchester. Our expert chair, Bhavna Keane-Rao, was joined by our panel: Caroline Roberts (director of care and compliance at Welltower Inc); Adrian Berry (partner specialising in restructuring services at Deloitte LLP); Chris Ball (director of Maria Mallaband Care […]

A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the autumn edition of the Real Estate Bulletin. This quarter, we look at how the Valuation Office treats cash machines and how failure to treat the dreaded Japanese Knotweed can lead to liability. We’ve some cases on easements, covering the extent of benefiting land, at what point you […]

The UK competition law regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), is on a mission to raise companies’ awareness and understanding of anti-competitive behaviours and to ensure complying with competition law becomes second nature for all businesses. The CMA’s recent enforcement activities across a number of very different sectors demonstrate that, as far as competition […]

The winners of The Women of the Year (WOTY) Awards 2017 have been announced, with six members of the Emergency Services attending the awards to accept the accolade ‘Woman of Achievement’ on behalf of the Women of the Emergency Services. The awards were presented at the annual Women of the Year luncheon and awards ceremony […]

Five trends for the future high street by Tom Cheesewright This week I joined a retail round table discussion hosted by my client Freeths solicitors. I kicked off with a little provocation. Here’s the five bullets I used to get people talking. …augmented reality personalises every space …more and more shopping is done for us […]

Freeths has recruited a commercial contracts specialist in its Oxford offices on Cowley Business Park. Rebecca Howlett joins the firms highly regarded commercial team as a partner having previously worked at law firms such as Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Mackrell Turner Garrett and RLS Law. Rebecca is a commercial contracts lawyer advising businesses on a wide […]

This month we consider the changing trends and patterns in workplace practices, as revealed by a number of key pieces of research. We also take a look at the most recent case concerning the rights of workers in the so-called ‘gig economy’. In addition, an interesting European case is worth a closer look as it […]

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