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News & Events: September 2019

In response to a recent Freedom of Information Request the Home Office has provided revealing data about the numbers of successful and unsuccessful applications for Tier 1 Exceptional Promise endorsements from two of the five Designated Competent Bodies. Applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Promise and Tier 1 Exceptional Talent must be endorsed by a Designated […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates.   What Prorogation? As mentioned in our last Bulletin, the prorogation of Parliament began in September 2019. The decision to suspend Parliament was challenged in the courts. The first challenge […]

The real estate team at Freeths have recently worked with Glenbrook on the acquisition of the former Marks & Spencer building in Stockport. Located within Merseyway Shopping Centre, the site comprises 80,551 sq ft over the lower ground, ground and two larger upper floors. The store closed in April 2018 and has been vacant since. […]

 Meet the Team: Lesley Pollock How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join this firm? I joined Freeths in 2008. I realised straight away that the ethos of openness and honesty meant that I would be working with like-minded people. I still love working in a culture that is […]

  Readers may know that in order for a landlord to enter premises leased to its tenant, it will generally need to have reserved itself a specific right to do so in the lease. This was the case in New Crane Wharf Freehold Limited v Dovener, where the tenant was subject to an obligation: “To […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates.   The Rebel Bill Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, lost control of Parliamentary business when the House of Commons voted to take control. A bill was introduced by MP Hilary Benn, […]

Regulatory And Statutory Challenges For Providers In The Social Care Sector This event will address the challenges regulation and compliance place on providers within the social care sector. While regulation is seen by many as a negative experience and inspections in particular are a source of anxiety, our experts will show how to engage with […]

Whilst no new planning legislation was passed this month there have been a number of new court and appeal decisions issued as well as new guidance published.  In the High Court; a case for a judicial review application on EIA grounds was dismissed and clarification given that an extension of time under a prior approvals […]

Keith Gilbert, Andrew Spiers and a cross-service team at Freeths LLP have advised the management team on the acquisition of Harrison Castings. Harrison Castings is the largest aluminium sand foundry in the UK, employing 95 staff and producing over 1,500 tonnes of castings each year. After 108 years of family ownership, Mick Jenney and his […]

2019 Midlands Dealmakers Awards Freeths are delighted to have advised LDC on their investment in SMH Fleet Solutions which was recognised as the “2019 deal of the year” at the Midlands Insider Dealmakers Awards which took place on Thursday 12th September 2019! Congratulations to LDC and SMH Fleet Solutions. What else have we been up […]

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