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News: December 2017

The National Childbirth Trust has commented that maternity care in the UK is in crisis after NHS Improvement revealed that 276,767 mistakes in maternity care were reported between April 2015 and March 2017. 132 NHS Trusts reported mistakes to the voluntary reporting scheme in NHS Improvement over the 2-year period. Almost a quarter of these […]

Freeths are pleased to announce that they have successfully achieved ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is the best known and widely used ISO standard providing requirements for ‘Information Security’ within an organisation. It enables a systematic approach to managing sensitive information so that it remains secure; involving people, processes and IT systems. Peter Smith, Chief […]

Welcome to the Autumn 2017 Agriculture Newsletter One of the things that really attracted me to agricultural law was the diversity in the kind of work that term covers. From a property aspect alone, the team regularly deals with anything and everything from dividing a site up for promotion and ultimately development to purchasing a […]

Freeths has seen significant growth in its Yorkshire offices with the appointment of three senior members of staff. This strengthens the already excellent depth and breadth of Freeths northern service provision. Andy Francey recently joined the Leeds office as a Partner in the corporate team. Andy advises on the full spectrum of corporate matters as […]

As part of the Government’s preparation for the UK’s future independent trade policy post-Brexit, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has released a Call for Evidence to UK businesses that produce or use products affected by European Union (EU) trade remedies. EU trade remedies include ‘anti-dumping duties’ and ‘anti-subsidy’ measures. The EU currently has more […]

Anisa Consolidated Holdings Limited (“Anisa”) specialises in the delivery of world class integrated supply chain and enterprise resource planning. Anisa has around 250 customers and operates from offices in London, Runcorn, Liverpool and Solihull within the UK. Anisa also supports operations in Singapore and Australia. Sanderson Group Plc (“Sanderson” or “the Group”), the AIM listed […]

Sash Windows decision leaves employers wide open to holiday pay claims King v Sash Window Workshop Ltd (C-214/16) EU:C:2017:914, the long awaited holiday pay case has re-opened the door to holiday pay claims dating back years. It is of particular relevance given the ongoing spot light on worker status following the high profile decisions involving […]

On 29 November 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a ‘statement of objections to four asset management firms alleging they breached UK/EU competition law by sharing sensitive pricing information on ‘Initial Public Offerings’ (IPOs). This is the FCA’s first use of its ‘concurrent’ competition law enforcement powers since obtaining them on 1 April 2015 […]

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