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News, Articles & Events: September 2018

With a shortage of workers in the sector, what steps should you be taking now to secure your future? Seminar – 27 September 2018 During this seminar, organised by the CILT and hosted by Freeths, immigration law specialist Emma Brooksbank will give some practical pointers to help logistics businesses understand what they can do now, […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. This week, Brexit Day is only 6 months away! We’ll help you plan for Brexit to ensure you retain your valued workforce, despite the uncertainties of negotiations in the run up to Brexit. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Crunch Time for Theresa May […]

Freeths have recently been accredited as a platinum member of the Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP) Employer Partnership Programme. Many of the private client legal team at Freeths are STEP qualified so when the firm was invited to become part of its Employer Partnership Programme it was a great opportunity. The programme recognises the firm’s […]

In July 2017, Amber Rudd, the then Home Secretary, requested a report from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on the current and likely future patterns of EEA migration. An interim update on this report was published in March 2018. On the 18th September, they published the 140-page final report.  The report focuses on assessing the impact of […]

Not always: Employers can change the terms and conditions of employees who transfer under TUPE if the reason is not related to the transfer If you have fact-based reasons for wanting to change something in the contractual terms of employees who have transferred to your organisation under TUPE, then it may be possible to change […]

Landowners and Leaseholders Beware: CMA cracks down on anti-competitive clause in Heathrow Airport’s hotel car park lease In a significant first enforcement decision involving a ‘land agreement’, on 18 September 2018 the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) imposed a fine of £1.6 million on Heathrow Airport over the lease of an airport hotel that breached […]

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), has published its final report on the current and future impact of EEA migration on the UK. The report not only looks at a number of economic and social factors of EEA migration, such as employment, productivity, the public purse and individual well-being, but goes further to recommend how it […]

Freeths Advises on the Sale of JGA Group Freeths has recently advised the shareholders of JGA Group Limited (JGA) on the sale of the JGA Group, which includes subsidiaries in the UK and Ireland to Jensen Hughes Inc. JGA was founded in 1993 by Jeremy Gardner with a sole focus on fire safety. Since then, […]

Advertisers in the food sector face a challenging regulatory landscape, and can quickly be brought to task by the ASA if they are deemed to be in breach of codes of practice which protect the consumer. Recent trends and hot topics: The regulatory landscape in brief The Advertising Standards Authority has a broad remit, covering […]

A recent penalty issued by the Information Commissioner (ICO) on 3 September 2018 serves as a reminder of just how specific consent must be, when used to justify marketing by e-mail. Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, direct marketing may be sent by e-mail to individuals (that is, to a non-business e-mail address) […]

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