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News, Articles & Events: July 2019

This month saw two Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) surcharges quashed by PINS; in the first decision the works were not viewed as “material operations” implementing the planning permission, whilst the second decision was based on a commencement notice under CIL which did not provide clear enough evidence on how the notice was calculated. Away from […]

The Government’s ‘Road to Zero’ strategy aims to ensure that all new cars and vans are zero emission by 2040. This year, however, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have decreased, partly due to purchasers being deterred by a lack of charge-points for their vehicles. To rectify this issue and in order to achieve its goal, […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the summer edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we look at cases involving business rates, breach of development obligations in an agreement for lease, overage, reverter and, of course, town or village greens! For landlords and tenants, we look at cases involving the termination of […]

The Freeths Care Team advised Anchor Hanover on their recent acquisition of five luxury residential care homes previously owned and operated by Hadrian Healthcare Group. The homes, in Yorkshire and County Durham, provide a total of 382 en-suite rooms for older people, including those with dementia. The deal brings the total number of care homes operated […]

‘Claudia’s Law’ – The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 – set to provide relief for families of missing persons   Why is it needed? “I have got a very good family to support me. If I didn’t have that support… I would probably have had my house repossessed…”1 Every year 180,000 people are reported missing, […]

We would be delighted if you could join us for the next HR Matters at Freeths Manchester Office, 5 New York Street in conjunction with the Greater Manchester chamber of commerce. Who should attend this session: HR Managers, HR Business Partners, Heads of HR, Business Owners What the session will deliver: A round table discussion […]

Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) A large number of businesses will now be subject to new environmental reporting requirements under the new SECR regime. The new requirements will affect organisations across all industries, with the potential to capture large businesses with substantial property holdings (and in particular, those with retained control over parts of […]

Lawyers in the Birmingham office of national firm, Freeths have recently advised the shareholders of Natgraph on their multi-million pound sale to Indutrade, a Nasdaq Stockholm listed company. The sale of Natgraph, a £10m turnover Midlands designer and manufacturer of drying and curing solutions for precision coating and print application, aligns perfectly to Indutrade’s worldwide […]

Derby city centre is in need of an identity. Like many city centres up and down the country, Derby has its fair share of vacant or derelict sites… but change is on the way. The site of the former Debenhams, vacant since 2007, is due for a makeover with demolition works starting later this year […]

Welcome to our July Employment Update. You’ll find links to some brief video clips after some of the cases, which give our commentary on key points to be aware of. Topics we focus on this month include dismissal due to inappropriate promotion of religion at work; reasonable adjustments; perceived disability and holiday pay. Christian employee […]

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