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News, Articles & Events: November 2021

Regular readers of our blog may recall our coverage of the Government’s Road to Zero strategy and our update on the electric vehicle (EV) charging consultation, which sought views on the proposed requirement to install EV charge points in new and existing buildings in England, and which closed on 7 October 2019. The Government has […]

As hybrid working has now become the new “norm” in many businesses across the Country, employers need to be mindful of their responsibility to ensure the health and safety of staff who work from home just as much as any other worker. As such, it is imperative that employers consider the following basic steps in […]

Freeths are delighted to have advised former Olympian and World Champion, Amir Khan, on his next fight. After a two-and-a-half-year absence Amir Khan is set to return to the ring in the new year after agreeing to a fight against Kell Brook in Spring 2022. The date is still to be finalised but is expected […]

A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we look at a series of cases on the feudal doctrine of escheat, which, much like buses have come along three at once. And of course, we have the obligatory case on restrictive covenants – this time […]

We are often asked about the best way to structure a sub-sale, usually on development transactions. If done correctly, it can bring a wide range of benefits (no stamp duty land tax, avoiding self-funding and hopefully providing a tidy profit). However, it can be a difficult business, so please read our top tips on avoiding […]

In this webinar a panel of experts discuss how working together as a team they can help you organise your wealth to ensure you enjoy your retirement years, leave your family a financial gift and leave a donation to charity in your Will, if that’s what you’d like to do. Filmed at the beautiful Attenborough […]

New AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ services are launched to protect brands from “pornsquatting” Protecting your brand’s reputation online is becoming an increasingly difficult task. Association with pornography, for a brand operating in a dissimilar market, could be very damaging in the eyes of consumers. What can you do if a third party registers your company’s trade […]

On 23rd November, Fiona Powell and Hurmus Oltan, Employment Law Specialists at Freeths LLP will be presenting an exciting employment law webinar on the latest hot topics. Fiona and Hurmus will be looking in particular at the most recent cases now coming through the employment tribunals relating to COVID, and will also be discussing important […]

Freeths corporate team has advised its client, Zertus UK on the acquisition of The Sun Valley Nut Company “Sun Valley” from the Hacking family, who founded the business in 1949, led by James Hacking. The acquisition positions Zertus at the forefront of the snacking and confectionery industry, by building on its already substantial portfolio of […]

IP rights need to be balanced with the need for a competitive market and consumer choice. The exhaustion principle is a mechanism that helps to achieve this aim as it facilitates free movement of goods. Parallel trade is defined as the ‘cross-border movement of genuine physical goods that have already been put in the market […]

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