News, Articles & Events: February 2019
For the second time running national law firm Freeths have been placed in the Sunday Times UK Top 100 Companies to Work, in the mid-sized companies category. The results, compiled from surveys of staff satisfaction, rank Freeths at number 57 the list. Freeths has also retained its two star accreditation from Best Companies, representing an […]
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. One Month to Go?! Are we only one month away from Brexit Day? Donald […]
For the first time a challenge to HMRC’s hard line approach to loss of lifetime allowance protection following a mistake has had some success. In the recent case of Hymanson v HMRC in the First-Tier Tax Tribunal, HMRC were directed to issue a new certificate of fixed protection to the taxpayer. In 2011/2012 Mr Hymanson […]
The team at Aylesford, Kent-based Digital Pipeline are celebrating one of the biggest donations of IT equipment in the charity’s history. The donation, of 736 laptops and PCs from national law firm Freeths will now be processed and refurbished at Aylesford before being shipped to emerging economies around the world – Digital Pipeline supplies schools, […]
January saw new infrastructure planning legislation coming into force regarding changes to definitions for nationally significant infrastructure projects for water supply infrastructure. Further court cases on the matters of: CIL regulations, DIY builders, lawful development certificates for outbuildings as annexes, as well as the High Court concluding that a nursery is not a school. In […]
With the recent collapses of corporates such as Carillion and BHS, the role of directors and governance is once again being put under the spotlight. All directors, whether they are the directors of an owner managed business or a major public limited company, are subject to certain duties under the legislation of England and Wales. […]
Welcome to our February Employment Update. In this bulletin, we outline the Government’s Good Work Plan. We also consider two interesting cases on disability discrimination and whistleblowing and we highlight key employment legislation changes to expect in 2019. We also provide some guidance on retaining European employees during and post Brexit. Our Spring HR update […]
The Milton Keynes office of national law firm Freeths is once again offering a brilliant opportunity to A-level students with the ambition of pursuing a career in law. Freeths are committed to providing opportunities to those that are interested in a career in law but may benefit from some assistance. Their commitment to ensuring and […]
Minimising risk is critical for any business owner. So how does one go about limiting the possibility of being sued, and what steps can be taken to deal with claims if they cannot be nipped in the bud? In this article, Richard Coates takes a look at the actions which you can take today to […]
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