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News, Articles & Events: March 2021

National law firm Freeths, has advised CloudCall Group plc on its latest fundraising of £7.5 million via conditional placing of shares and a retail offer conducted by PrimaryBid Limited. AIM-listed CloudCall Group plc is a cloud-based software business with offices in the UK, USA, Australia and Belarus. Its suite of software products span voice, SMS, […]

Welcome to our March Employment Law update. This month there have been plenty of important decisions for HR and people managers to be aware of. We saw an Employment Tribunal (ET) conclude that dismissing an employee for refusing to attend work due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns was not automatically unfair. See our update […]

So it was music to our ears to hear the announcement in March’s budget that the Government will create eight new Freeports in England. Businesses are set to benefit from more generous tax reliefs together with wider government support. If the Government’s aspirations are to be realised there will be simplified custom procedures, more investment, […]

When you sell a start-up, you are selling your business. The business that started as an idea on the back of a napkin. The business that you have grown and nurtured (not without blood, sweat and tears) and now you are ready to sell. It’s time for that napkin to start paying dividends. Selling a […]

How do you fund and structure a project? This informative series of bite-size vlogs, delivered by Freeths’ National Public Sector team, aims to guide you through the maze of options available. Interested? Please click here to fill out a short 1 minute survey. Vlog Series schedule Episode 1: Public sector funding The past, present and future? […]

As we look forward to 2021, in the hope of the changes it will bring, more couples are starting to look to set their wedding date.  With pre-nup agreements becoming more popular, particularly with celebrities, in general they still seem to have a “Marmite” effect. People either love them or hate them. So when every […]

In a world where self-isolation, social distancing and lockdown are all now very familiar words to us all it was only in the Spring of 2020 that private client practitioners were debating whether or not witnesses of a will had to be physically present when a testator signed their will in order for it to […]

Montagu Private Equity backed Funeral Partners has continued its impressive growth over the last year, completing a series of acquisitions. The acquisitions have bolstered Funeral Partners’ portfolio of funeral homes across the UK and cements their reputation as being one of the most active acquirers in the funeral services industry. Steve Wilkinson, Acquisition & Mergers […]

The government announced on Friday that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve issues relating to children following parental separation. Mediation will be provided by Family Mediation Council […]

Freeths Corporate team in Sheffield have scooped a major industry prize – International/National Deal of the Year Award, from Business Insider magazine – in what has been a record breaking year for deals. This deal category recognises the excellent work done by South Yorkshire advisers for companies that are outside of the area. Linetime is […]

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