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News, Articles & Events: April 2021

Like many firms, Freeths is developing their agile working protocols, but what are the impacts of working in a high pressure, high stress world when home life collides with work life? Join NEW ambassador and Commercial Partner, Lisa Gilligan, as she introduces this session with digital wellbeing expert, Laura Willis. Inboxes pinging, live chats streaming, social […]

The UK has met its first and second carbon budgets and is currently on track to meet its third carbon budget (2015-2022). The UK’s success in meeting its carbon budgets to date has largely been attributed to the spectacular decline of coal-powered generation – coal accounted for only 1.6% of the electricity mix in 2020 […]

In the absence of forced heirship in England & Wales, the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”) is often referred to as the greatest restriction on testamentary freedom in this country. It enables various categories of applicant – to include children of a deceased – to bring a claim under […]

THE END OF CLASS O – CHANGE OF USE FROM OFFICE (NOW PART OF CLASS E BUT PREVIOUSLY CLASS B1) TO RESIDENTIAL (CLASS C3) – AND THE NEW CLASS MA – CHANGE OF USE FROM COMMERCIAL, BUSINESS AND SERVICE (CLASS E) TO RESIDENTIAL (CLASS C3) This article sets out details of the new permitted development […]

Operators in the hospitality sector have been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, with numerous national lockdowns and local tiered restrictions disrupting trade. Even for those able to innovate and adapt, trading has been a disaster, despite the support measures introduced by the government. The objective has been to survive. Unfortunately, many have […]

Residential Newsletter – Spring 2021 Meet the team: Claire Yarrow 1. How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join the firm? I have worked at Freeths since March 2019. I decided to join the firm as I wanted to work for a national firm with an excellent reputation. 2. […]

Last week, the Government launched a 5-week consultation looking at requiring adult care providers to deploy only those workers who have received their COVID-19 vaccine, to ensure protection of their vulnerable residents. This is a sweeping change from the current public health policy. Experts in the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) social care working […]

The Nottinghamshire Coroner has ordered that an inquest is to be held later this year into the deaths of four patients who underwent procedures conducted by the same gastroenterologist. All four deaths occurred between April and November 2020 following endoscopic procedures carried out at Queen’s Medical Centre Hospital (part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust). […]

Leading UK surveyors, Plowman Craven has announced it has become an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) on 23 March 2021, following the sale of investors’ shares to its employees. Plowman Craven has since joined the likes of Arup, Mott MacDonald, Black & Veatch and Triton Construction by moving to an employee ownership business model.    Announcing the EOT, Andy Molloy, MD of Plowman Craven said: “As our continuous success and growth of […]

The Corporate team at national law firm Freeths have advised Egis on its recent acquisition of Galson Sciences Limited. Galson Sciences provides a range of nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management services and carries out studies covering all aspects of radioactive waste such as inventory, treatment, conditioning, packaging, transport, warehousing and disposal. Egis is an […]

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