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News, Articles & Events: April 2018

There is only a year left until the UK leaves the EU. The negotiating parties have made significant strides since the June 2016 referendum. However, there is still uncertainty about what a post-Brexit UK looks like. What does this mean for my business? The Confederation of British Industry has welcomed the progress made to date […]

Just as businesses are finalising their ‘GDPR’ compliance actions, along comes yet another European Union (EU) Regulation, this time requiring any business serving end-customers cross-border anywhere within the EU to take steps to comply. Businesses now have just over seven months to take action to ensure they comply with the new ‘Geo-blocking Regulation’ (the Regulation). […]

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26 April 2018, and this year will highlight the essential role of women in innovation and creativity, Stuart Lester reports. What is World IP Day? World World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated each year on the 26th of April, with the aim of increasing the general understanding of intellectual […]

We are the Freeths’ Environment team, part of Freeths’ Planning and Environment Group. We are a strong team of environmental lawyers, using our experience and expertise to advise both public and private sector clients across a wide range of environmental matters including protected species and habitats, environmental permitting, waste, planning issues/Environmental Impact Assessment, contaminated land, […]

The Corporate team at Freeths has recently advised Holovis International Limited and its shareholders in connection with a multi-million pound investment from asset management company Road King. Road King, a Hong Kong based firm with its core business including investment, development, operation and management though Asia, now owns a minority stake in Holovis. The Freeths […]

The harm to brand reputation for food businesses – as a result of a contamination outbreak, product recall or health and safety concern – will almost certainly mean a loss of custom, and without effective risk management, could prove to be fatal. This risk is heightened for food businesses, not least due to: Appetite For […]

We have long known that suppliers and manufacturers may not simply ban dealers and distributors from selling online without infringing EU/UK competition law. However, the extent to which this rule applied to bans on selling on online marketplaces or e-commerce platforms (a la Amazon, eBay or Facebook) – particularly in the context of non-luxury goods […]

Freeths are pleased to announce the launch of a 12th office in Liverpool’s prestigious 20 Chapel Street building. The office, which will in time offer a full range of legal services, will initially have two partners and support staff based in the city with the aim of recruiting more staff over the coming months. The […]

In this month’s update we take a look at several cases – covering discrimination in the case of a gay vicar in a same sex marriage; the question of whether an illness gave rise to disability discrimination and a case relating to unpaid time on standby. Our immigration specialists also provide some food for thought […]

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