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News, Articles & Events: November 2018

Freeths has advised Crown Worldwide Limited (“Crown”) on its acquisition of Premier Moves Limited, trading as Premier Workplace Services (“PML”). PML is a commercial fit-out and relocation services company boasting a £20m turnover and having a wealth of blue-chip businesses as its clients. Combined services will include: workplace consultancy, space planning and interior design, fit-out […]

Snack manufacturers Walkers are the latest food business to face an allergen product recall in recent weeks in an incident which emphasises the need to get food labelling correct. The recall of their Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli crisps arose as they contain gluten; although this was on the ingredients list on packs, the information was […]

Legal specialists in the public sector, Freeths, have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services Wider Legal Services panel, to provide legal services to public sector bodies across the UK as part of the three-year contract. CCS helps government, public and third sector organisations buy common goods and services to achieve cost savings. Freeths were […]

Date Thursday 22 November Venue Freeths, The Colmore Building , 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham  B4 6AT Time Registration and refreshments from 16:30   The Law Society of England and Wales and Freeths are delighted to invite you to our special event celebrating Diwali. Diwali is an important religious festival in the Hindu calendar and in […]

Stephen Lewis, Partner in the Freeths Real Estate Team has led a team which was involved in securing H&M as a tenant of the former BHS Store in Liverpool and advised on the delivery of the complex refurbishment programme culminating in it’s opening on Friday 30th November. Sporting a new shopfront, a multi-million pound refurbishment, […]

No doubt everyone will be aware that the UK government has now reached agreement with the EU on a draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. Although a good chunk of the 585 pages deal with retaining the existing legislative and administrative position through the transition period to 31 December 2020 (which can be extended by agreement between […]

Welcome to the November edition of Freeths’ Employment Law Update This month we take a look at how refusing to postpone a disciplinary meeting to allow a companion to attend may make a dismissal unfair and whether the removal of a contractual benefit following a TUPE transfer was void under TUPE. We also consider whether […]

The Withdrawal Agreement Nearly 29 months after the UK’s referendum to leave the EU, the UK and EU have finally come to a draft agreement. The agreement is subject to approval from the House of Commons and the other EU member countries. What’s in the deal? At a hefty 535 pages, the agreement is not light reading. […]

The Corporate team at Freeths has advised Rutland Partners-backed Omar Group on its acquisition of family-owned UK Sundecks. Suffolk-based Omar Group is the UK’s leading manufacturer of park homes and luxury lodges. The acquisition will complement Omar’s existing services by adding an even more comprehensive offering, including PVCu decking, skirting and steps. Dean Westmoreland, Omar […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the autumn edition of the Real Estate Bulletin. This quarter, we look at cases involving assets of community value, town and village greens, exceptions to business rates, abandoning easements (or not, as the case may be), oral variations to written contracts, relief from forfeiture under a licence, rights […]

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