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News & Events: February 2020

Novel Coronavirus, now termed officially as “COVID-19” (“COVID”), was on 30 January 2020 declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organisation. Over the past few weeks, COVID has spread on a global scale, causing the lockdown of major cities, travel bans being put in place and the cancellation of major […]

The team behind Scotch Corner Designer Village has revealed an array of major names signed up to the first £90m phase of development of 92 units including 10 eateries.   The biggest of the 23 letting deals so far is to Adidas, taking a 10,225 sq ft unit. Clarks and Gap have agreed to take […]

IR35 – Are you prepared? From April 2020 IR35 is changing. Under the new IR35 rules the onus will be on your business to make an assessment about whether the contractors you engage are caught by the IR35 off-payroll working rules. If they are they should be paid through PAYE. If you have existing relationships […]

We invite you to join us for the upcoming property and economy review seminar in conjunction with RSM. The UK Real Estate sector in 2019 is set to be among the country’s top five best-performing industries, which from our perspective, is unsurprising. Shifts in foreign investment levels and geographical focus areas, coupled with changes in […]

To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March 2020, Freeths have decided to support Sharewear, a charity who provide emergency clothing and shoes to people currently in crisis or unable to buy their own. The particular initiative we are supporting is to help get women in the UK back into work when they may have […]

Back in December 2019, the Queen’s speech re-affirmed the UK’s commitment to achieve a net zero carbon target by 2050. The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, introduced MEES in 2016 as one way of targeting the UK’s carbon emissions in the built environment. Who does MEES impact? From 1 April […]

Important changes are coming into effect on 6 April 2020 concerning the information that employers must provide to its employees and workers. The changes will apply to all employees and workers commencing work on or after 6 April 2020, so action should be taken now to ensure that you are ready for these changes. At […]

Our client, now 9-years old, who suffered brain damage at birth will receive approximately £2.5million after settlement was negotiated by the parties and approved by the court. The girl, referred to as IY, suffered permanent and severe brain damage during her birth at John Radcliffe Hospital. She now has cerebral palsy, severe learning difficulties, severe […]

IR35 – Are you prepared? From 6 April 2020 IR35 is changing. Under the new IR35 rules your business may have a new responsibility to make an assessment about whether the contractors you engage are caught by the IR35 off-payroll working rules for the private sector. If they are they should be paid through PAYE. […]

Meet the Team: Maxine Endicott How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join this firm? I’ve worked here for one and a half years. I relocated to Oxfordshire with my husband in 2017 and was drawn to Freeths because it has a very well established local reputation in Oxford […]

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