News, Articles & Events: January 2022
The Freeths corporate team has advised Hanover Investors on the acquisition of international certification agency eCOGRA. eCOGRA is a leading independent and internationally approved testing and certification agency for the online gambling industry. eCOGRA focuses on using its in-house certification methodologies and expertise to enable player protection, fair gaming and responsible conduct by operators and […]
EM LawShare, one of the largest local authority legal consortia in England and Wales has recently named their panel. Freeths are pleased to be re-appointed as one of the 10 law firms who will continue to advise over 220 public sector bodies for the next four years. The consortium was set up in 2006 in […]
We are delighted to announce that Richard Broadbent, Solicitor and former Head of Legal Services at Natural England, will be joining Freeths’ Environmental Law Team on 31 January 2022. Richard will be a huge asset to Freeths’ Environmental Law team, particularly in further strengthening our already market-leading, national “natural environmental law” practice (covering topics such […]
There has of course been widespread disquiet with regard to the Government’s processes for allocating contracts for COVID PPE in the early stages of the pandemic. Beneath the general concerns about deals done with those friendly with Government Ministers and a general sense of unfairness has been the impact of public procurement law which, of […]
The PFI Handback team have opened a survey to get full insight into the PFI market from both the public and private sector viewpoint. If you are an investor, FM organisation, or public sector body, or anyone with an interest and insight into PFI/PPP assets, please do take part. The survey can be completed confidentially, […]
Wishing a very happy new year to all our readers. The year 2022 promises to be another exciting year in the world of immigration. We aim to provide you with quarterly updates covering any new immigration routes, new guidance and new rules being implemented by the Home Office so that you are kept up to date […]
Most people will have heard of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and many people now have their own cryptocurrency portfolio and are either trading in these assets or have just invested in these to see what will happen to them. There are thousands of cryptocurrencies in existence and they are currently the most prevalent type of […]
The retail world will have breathed a huge sigh of relief on hearing the recent announcements regarding the COVID rules and the Plan B measures ending on 26 January. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that the government are no longer asking people to work from home and that from Thursday 27 January, COVID […]
The process for dissolving a company had significant potential for misuse with the powers of investigation and disqualification under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 not applying to directors of dissolved companies. This resulted in a costly and time-consuming procedure that the government had to follow in order to investigate the conduct of a director […]
With the Omicron wave believed to have passed its peak nationally, the Government has confirmed that ‘Plan B’ restrictions in England will be lifted. These changes are set to be staggered in the weeks to come, with some guidance effective immediately, alongside a long-term view to end self-isolation by, or before, 24th March 2022. As […]
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