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News, Articles & Events: July 2020

When is a guardian needed? Every year thousands of individuals are detained in prison or sadly reported missing. Whilst these individuals are away from home, their property is essentially ownerless as family members have no automatic legal authority to make financial decisions or access their money to pay ongoing expenses. The recent Guardianship (Missing Persons) […]

Scottish Futures Trust encourages public authorities to prepare for PPP (PFI) contract expiries In the current pandemic, it has probably not escaped your attention that the approach of the Scottish Government to the removal of lockdown measures, has been rather more cautious and measured than that of England. In just the same way, a cautious […]

Last month, as part of his “Build Build Build” agenda, the Prime Minister indicated that the Government would reform The Town and County Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as previously amended) to provide “total flexibility” of use for the majority of commercial premises by removing “unnecessary red tape“. The Government objective is for a greater […]

Our series of Green Breakfasts continues on Tuesday 28th July with a webinar on Financing EV Charging Infrastructure. Freeths’ James Larmour will give an introduction to key project risks, drawing on our detailed EV Charging Infrastructure risk matrix which you can download via the link at the bottom of the page. Our panel of experts […]

Tuesday 28th July – Employees as an asset – 3pm – 4pm Join us for our second instalment of a series of webinars, on de-risking for growth. Toby Pochron discuss protecting your business through contracts of employment: Protecting confidential information Preventing unfair competition Ensuring ownership of employee created intellectual property Stopping preparations to compete during employment Common […]

If your firm or company provides debt funding, receives debt funding or has entered into derivative transactions linked to such debt funding then it is likely that amounts payable under some of those contracts will be determined by reference to LIBOR. 1. What is happening to LIBOR? Currently LIBOR is calculated by reference to quotes […]

Following the approval of the new World Anti-Doping Authority Code (“WADA Code”) in November 2019, FIFA has revised the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations (“FIFA ADR”) with the revised version due to come in to force on 1 January 2021. FIFA is a signatory of the WADA Code and so is obliged to incorporate the new rules […]

The 2019/20 Premier League and Championship seasons have now reached their successful conclusion following the shutdown imposed in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This return to competitive action followed a carefully phased return to contact training in accordance with Government guidance issued to make elite sport “COVID secure”. That included measures such […]

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