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News, Articles & Events: January 2021

Join Freeths and Radcliffe Chambers as they recap 2020’s key contentious trust and probate cases. As we come into this new year it seems only right to look back on the year we’ve had. Join Freeths Sarah Foster and Sally Goodger, alongside Radcliffe Chambers Barristers Tom Dumont QC, Daniel Burton and Sophia Rogers who will […]

From 1 January 2021, in relation to imports and exports of waste, the UK will be treated by the EU in the same way as any other member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or any country party to the Basel convention. Prior to shipping waste to, or receiving a shipment of […]

Freeths’ Oxford Initiate group would like to invite you for a virtual Escape event, where you will have 60 minutes to solve the clues to crack the code and break free, all before you run out of time! Initiate is a group within Freeths who comprise of fee earning lawyers below partner level. Initiate work together to connect with a network […]

In the second of our national Snakes & Ladders webinars, we look at those issues most pressing to UK corporates right now in their aim to remain competitive. From employment to property, from finance and banking to M&A, including strategies to ensure a robust business, we invite you to hear our experts talk about real […]

Last updated 15:00, 8 February 2022 Transport and haulage is an area in which the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was keenly awaited, given the critical nature of movement of goods and people between the UK and the EU at the end of the Brexit transition period. Since the TCA was concluded, it has helped to […]

On 9 December 2020 the Climate Change Committee (“CCC”) released its Sixth Carbon Budget (the “Budget”) and accompanying policy report which aims to map out the UK’s path to ‘Net Zero’. The Budget represents the legal limit for UK net emissions of greenhouse gases between 2033-37. The CCC has set an ambitious target of a […]

What was the EU ETS? Prior to 1 January 2021, the UK participated in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The EU ETS was set up in 2005 and applies to carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and perfluorocarbons. It operates in all EU countries and was the world’s first emissions trading system. The EU ETS […]

Key takeaway from the Supreme Court’s ruling In a major boost to insurance policyholders, the Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment that paves the way for thousands of policyholders to claim insurance pay-outs for losses suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Background to the Supreme Court’s judgment Business interruption insurance policies traditionally […]

An Alternative Asset Class? In our final article on electric forecourts, we look at some of the factors that may influence whether electric forecourts are to become a new real estate asset class, different to that which has existed with traditional petrol forecourts. If Government aspirations in terms of the green energy agenda are to […]

Against the backdrop of increasing expectation of a no-deal Brexit, the UK and EU reached a trade agreement in principle on 24 December 2020. The 1,246-page early Christmas present and accompanying explanatory summary contained wide-reaching provisions in areas including trade, intellectual property, taxation and public procurement. For those involved in the electric vehicle and/or renewable […]

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