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News, Articles & Events: January 2020

This term, the theme at my daughter’s school is “traditional tales” and she has been telling me all about the Three Little Pigs and that (spoiler alert!), no matter how hard he huffs and he puffs, the Big Bad Wolf can’t blow down a house made of bricks. But would the pigs still have been […]

The most gifted minds can fail to reach their full potential due to factors outside of their control. Now in its seventh year, the Legal Scholarship Scheme at Freeths gives aspiring lawyers an invaluable opportunity at the very start of their careers. Freeths is offering students in the Milton Keynes, Bucks, Beds and Northants area […]

With the epidemic of coronavirus spreading throughout China and onto our screens, the devastation caused by the virus is inescapable. Not only has the virus produced disastrous detriments to human health, but its destruction has also seeped into supply chains. Without carefully considering this, businesses run the risk of contractual breach and substantial financial loss. […]

Once a suitable site has been identified, a couple of years can pass before a new care home is ready to open. Many care operators (buyers) looking to open new homes get involved in new projects shortly after outline planning permission has been obtained. Typically, the care operator will exchange a contract to purchase the […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. The UK is leaving the EU this month. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Brexit Finishing Line The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (“WAB”) continued its journey through Parliament. The House of Lords scrutinised the WAB […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the winter edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we revisit cases on expert determination, forfeiture of licences, landlord’s consent to planning applications and what exactly is a ‘mast’, all of which have been back before the appeal courts since previous bulletins. We look at new […]

It now seems certain that the UK will leave the European Union on 31 January 2020. The remaining 11 months of this year will be a transition period with current European law and free movement remaining in place. During this time the British government will attempt to negotiate a trade agreement with the EU to […]

On 27 January 2020 the Prime Minister announced the launch of a fast track UK visa for scientists, mathematicians and researchers. The visa route will be open from 20 February 2020. The intention is to provide a streamline route for international scientists and researchers to work in the UK. Johnson has said in his announcement […]

The Dear CEO Letter In the wake of a number of mis-selling scandals, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been alerted to the fact that some financial advisers do not meet the standards it expects. Now, all financial advisers are under the spotlight. The FCA’s focus will not only affect those financial advisers that are […]

The month of December was somewhat quiet, most likely due to the distraction of the General Election. However, we saw many new PINS decisions this month including the change of use from a field to a residential garden being classed as appropriate development in the green belt. In another decision, a ‘detached’ house was considered […]

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