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News, Articles & Events: May 2019

A series of cases have arisen for food and drinks sector businesses. A round-up follows – full versions of these can be found in the Spring issue of Freeths IP magazine, IPSO FACTO. Brand names which imply health claims In May 2018 the ASA ruled that Pukka Herbs’ mustn’t make use of the DETOX TEA […]

Food waste in the UK totals 10.2 million tonnes per year, of which 1.8m comes from food manufacturing. To put this in context, 1m tonnes comes from the hospitality sector and 260,000 from retail. DEFRA’s response to tackling this included the publication last December of their Resources and Waste Strategy. Also included was the statutory […]

Leading National Law Firm, Freeths LLP, are pleased to announce Chris Ali has been promoted to Partner. Chris joined Freeths in 2009 as a solicitor and has played a pivotal role in helping grow the Manchester office. He specialises in all aspects of transactional restructuring and insolvency and has been recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ […]

April was a quiet month for planning law with nothing in the way of non-brexit related legislative changes. There was also a slow-down in planning appeal decisions being released. This is a result of the local elections and PINS taking care not to influence these. That said, there was an interesting case regarding agricultural occupancy […]

National law firm Freeths has awarded Ronald Dadey from The Royal Latin School their 2019 Legal Scholarship Now in its seventh year, Freeths’ Legal Scholarship Scheme provides aspiring law students with a bursary toward their studies as well as paid work experience. This is undertaken at the national law firm’s Milton Keynes office and provides […]

For several months significant delays have been experienced with Probate Registries in England & Wales, resulting in many estates being in limbo pending the issue of a grant. STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning, met recently with HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to discuss the […]

The changing face of the labour market: implications of the Good Work Plan for the food sector An increasing spotlight has been placed on modern working practices and how new models can work in practice. The publication last July of the report, Good Work: The Taylor review of modern working practices, included a long list […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. The Brexit delay continues. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Brexit Extension With no prospect of Theresa May’s Brexit deal being passed by Parliament, she returned to Europe in April to request a further extension to the […]

Welcome to our May Employment Law Review. In this bulletin we look at: workplace parties and to what extent employers are liable for injuries stemming from the festivities; when a director can be personally liable for breaches of an employee’s employment contract and how unexplained unreasonable behaviour can give rise to unconscious bias. We will […]

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