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News, Articles & Events: March 2019

Two recent cases have seen the Court take starkly different approaches to applications for permission to issue 1975 Act claims out of time and the practice of entering into standstill agreements. The case of Cowan v Foreman made waves last month after Mr Justice Mostyn pulled no punches with his criticism of standstill agreements, whereby […]

This article looks at two recent cases with very different outcomes for applications under section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the “Inheritance Act”) to issue claims outside of the normal time restrictions.   The general rule on limitation under the Inheritance Act is set out in section 4 of […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the spring edition of the Real Estate Bulletin. This quarter, we look at compensation for listing a property as an asset of community value, a couple of cases on expert determination and a couple of cases on service of notices. We consider a different angle when it comes […]

The margins in the food sector are tight and set to get tighter; so being able to out-perform your competitors is key to growth or even survival. You cannot carry out work in total isolation however, so how do you protect yourself when working with partner companies? A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) often arises when a […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. There is only a fortnight until the 29th March 2019. Will this or will this not be Brexit Day? We’ll help you plan for Brexit, whenever it happens, to ensure you retain your valued workforce, despite the uncertainties in Parliament. Sign up here to stay informed with […]

I have registered EU trade marks – What do I need to do? Our Response The Government has passed legislation to create a new UK national trade mark from each registered EU one. This will happen automatically on Brexit so that you will have two separate registrations for each live EU trade mark that you own: […]

Freeths LLP is proud to have advised DivideBuy on its £60m investment and debt financing from private equity investors and UK banks. DivideBuy is based in Stoke-on-Trent and has a technology based approach to lending, the financing will enable the business to continue to develop technology in offering interest free credit to both retailers and […]

When you look at buying or leasing a new site for your business you need to make sure that the building has planning permission for your intended use – or that such planning permission can be obtained. You should also be aware of planning requirements if you open a business falling into one planning category, […]

Welcome to our March Employment Update. In this bulletin we observe the new guidance published by ACAS regarding age discrimination for employers. We look into how a four day working week may be beneficial to both your business and employees. And we also examine a number of upcoming and potential employment changes, such as mental […]

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