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News, Articles & Events: October 2020

Last updated – 4:30pm, 22 December 2020 In Spring 2020, global events arose of such significance they eclipsed developments in the negotiation of UK’s departure from the European Union. The spread of Coronavirus and the global response to this health crisis resulted in Brexit losing its prominence in the news headlines. The Brexit process has […]

Leading national law firm Freeths LLP has advised VIPR Limited on investment by Tenzing. VIPR Limited are a clear market leader in the insurance sector for software solutions providing a suite of software products for the insurance industry, including bordereaux and coverholder management and a comprehensive reporting tool. Their unrivalled market insight has secured the […]

Last updated 2pm, 11 January 2021 In The impact of Brexit on commercial contracts Part 1: the potential disruptors we considered the various aspects of Brexit where uncertainty remains in the UK’s business environment following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. The most significant impact of Brexit on commercial contracts, at […]

Last updated, 4:40pm, 23 February 2021 Although Brexit itself took place early in 2020, little changed in practice during the transition period. However, with the transition period coming to an end on 31 December 2020 and the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement having been agreed, businesses should now be in a more informed position to […]

Retail stores are assets. Not just in terms of sales, but for relationship-building, brand awareness, marketing and so much more. There’s a reason that so many pure-play digital companies from Amazon to Warby Parker have opened stores over the years. Physical retail still holds a lot of power. Like many other businesses though, retail stores […]

Last Updated: 09:30, 25 November 2021 In this article we look at the status of the UK and the law governing it as a result of the conclusion of the Brexit process with the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. Naturally the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, agreed in principle on 24 […]

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) has been extended until 31 March 2021. The introduction of the Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus have been postponed indefinitely. Please see Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for further details. Eligible employees can continue to have their wages subsidised. Key dates and details of the available schemes […]

Environmental professionals will no doubt be planning ahead for the practical implications of Brexit with the transition period coming to an end at 11pm on 31 December 2020. In this article, we unlock the key concerns on what the end of the transition period will mean for the Habitats Regulations Assessment (“HRA”) regime. Will the […]

The recent decision of Master Whalen in the case of Re PLK, Thakur, Chapman & Tate (SCCO Refs: 13080340, 12177963, 11775290 and 11620036) is a landmark decision to be welcomed not only by Court of Protection practitioners, but all those litigating on behalf of protected parties. The case involved a detailed look at the application […]

Join the Freeths Sheffield Employment Team, Tom Draper and Toby Pochron, for their next HR Matters webinar via Zoom, where they will be discussing how to manage employee absences. The webinar will cover: Sickness absence: a recap of the key legal issues Dealing with long term vs short term absence Absences arising from COVID-19 A […]

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