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News: January 2019

During 2018, five notable farming cases have hit the headlines involving children seeking the family farm.  All cases have been based on proprietary estoppel – where, in order to succeed, the children would have to establish that (a) the farm had been promised to them, (ii) that promise had been relied upon and (iii) that […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. 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. Government’s Defeat On 15 January 2019, the government suffered a historic defeat when 432 […]

Freeths are considering the positive steps that manufacturing businesses can take to safeguard their know-how and legitimate commercial interests in post-Brexit Britain. Talented individuals continue to be a key driver to the growth of the manufacturing industry, accelerating innovation and developing businesses’ know-how. However, it is no secret that job mobility has increased rapidly over […]

Autonomous cars, better known as driverless cars, were once a fantasy of Hollywood movies, however in the not so distant future, they will be a reality and be the “normal” way to travel. Whilst the technology utilised in modern day cars has significantly advanced over the last couple of years, such as “connected capability” providing […]

December saw the Supreme Court holding that the definition of “highway” should be wide when assessing the transfer of roads to the Greater London Authority and the High Court considering and re-stating the law regarding whether work in breach of a planning condition can be valid implementation, along with a steady stream of new subordinate […]

Freeths London corporate team has advised the shareholders of London-based mortgage broker Charles Cameron & Associates Limited (“CCA”) on its sale to private equity firm, Lonsdale Capital Partners (“Lonsdale”). Following the transaction, Lonsdale will hold a majority investment in CCA. CCA was launched in 2004 by majority owners Simon Nimmo and Peter Smith.  Simon will […]

This seminar will be an interactive look back at the most important developments in employment law during 2018 and an expert analysis of how these changes will affect your organisation including: The most important legislative changes of the year Case law update: Top 10 Employment cases of 2018 The effect of removing Employment Tribunal fees […]

A cross-office team from Freeths LLP led by corporate partner James Boulton (Stoke) advised BrandSafway, a global provider of access services to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure services on the acquisition of Lyndon Scaffolding plc. Headquartered in Kennesaw Georgia, BrandSafway has approximately 350 strategic locations across 30 countries and around 35,000 employees and is backed […]

With all the inevitability of a car crash in slow motion Brexit will arrive upon us at the end of March this year.   For almost all UK businesses the impact of any final Brexit deal (assuming one is reached) will be a main focus for their organisation for the rest of 2019, potentially impacting on […]

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