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News, Articles & Events: 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 […]

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 […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the winter edition of the Real Estate Bulletin. This quarter, we look at cases involving ‘occupation’ for the purpose of business rates, how long a beneficiary has to enforce collateral warranties, what it means to be ‘ready, willing and able’ to complete, where the duty of care lies […]

Welcome to the first employment bulletin of 2019 Whilst the headlines continue to be dominated by Brexit and its potential ramifications there are a number of hot topics that employers should be aware of as we embark on a new year. In this bulletin we cover new case law relating to employee status, age discrimination […]

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