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News, Articles & Events: August 2021

Regulations mandating COVID-19 vaccines for those entering care homes became law on 22 July 2021. The Regulations require CQC registered care homes in England providing accommodation together with nursing or personal care, to ensure that no one over the age of 18 enters the premises without evidence that they have received a complete course of […]

A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we revisit a number of cases we’ve seen before, including cases about triggers for option notices, the interplay between commercial use of land and use as a town or village green, and reverter of sites. And of […]

Freeths LLP has expanded its Restructuring team with the appointment of Associate, Grace Millar, into the Birmingham office. Grace joins the Birmingham team after nearly 10 years at Weightmans, and specialises in corporate and personal insolvency, and commercial litigation. Freeths have experience in a wide range of sectors including media, technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, leisure […]

Freeths Corporate Team in Leeds has provided Legal advice to passive fire protection specialist Checkmate Fire who has joined forces with Rosse Systems –  enabling the enlarged group to offer a more extensive portfolio of solutions for the active and passive fire protection industry and increasing its access to the market across the UK. Checkmate […]

Further to the sale of London-based mortgage broker Charles Cameron & Associates Limited (“CCA”) to private equity firm, Lonsdale Capital Partners (“Lonsdale”) in January 2018, the Freeths London corporate team has again advised the management shareholders of CCA on its sale to Socium Group (“Socium”). Following the transaction, Socium will hold a significant controlling stake […]

What is changing from 16 August 2021? From Monday 16 August, those who are under the age of 18 years 6 months, fully vaccinated (and beyond 14 days from their second vaccine dose), part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial or unable to take the vaccine for medical reasons will be exempt from the legal […]

Tree Felling and Hedgerow Removal. This briefing is relevant to anyone who owns, develops or manages land. Freeths Environment Team have produced this guidance note outlining the restrictions in place and procedures to be followed when felling trees or removing hedgerows on land. Please note that this note only forms a brief summary of the […]

Last updated 20 August 2021, 15:00 Last week finally saw England move to step 4 of the Governments roadmap out of lockdown. From 19 July, the Government are no longer instructing people to work from home if they can. Instead, and despite the high prevalence of the COVID-19, they now expect a gradual return to […]

According to recent statistics, approximately 31% of all registered deaths from COVID-19 were care home residents. This, coupled with low rates of vaccinated care workers in certain areas of the Country (in particular, London and the South East where the number of homes who have at least 80% of staff vaccinated is a mere 23% […]

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