News, Articles & Events: April 2022
The ten-acre site has been brought together as a result of a partnership between Leicester-based developer GS Developments, NCHA, Pelham and My Pad Developments, with support from Melton Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council. The homes at Lake Terrace will be a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom properties providing a mix of shared ownership and rented dwellings for […]
Families involved in the review of Nottingham’s maternity services are unhappy about the appointment of their newly announced leader, Julie Dent, and call for her to reject the appointment. The appointment has come about without any prior consultation with the families involved, which has left them “feeling severely let down, confused and further traumatised.” Those […]
Welcome to our April Employment Law update. In this month’s update, we concentrate on guidance issued in a number of areas: reducing the spread of respiratory infections in the workplace, guidance for providers of single sex services and guidance on the levels of discrimination awards for injury to feelings. We also anticipate the proposed Code […]
Iona Silverman, Intellectual Property & Media partner at Freeths, attended a talk recently, the title of which was: Influencers, is the bubble about to burst? It won’t surprise you to know that the short answer was, no, influencers are here to stay. However, as influencer reach soars, regulators around the world are beginning to sit […]
In the wake of the horrific events in Ukraine, the UK Government has recognised the volatility in depending on Russian oil and gas. In response, the UK Government issued its “British Energy Security Strategy” (the “Strategy”) on 7 April 2022, which looks to secure clean and affordable British energy for the long-term. Below, we examine […]
Welcome to the Spring edition of the Freeths Data Protection Update. In this edition we discuss the current crisis in Ukraine, and its implications on cybersecurity risk to organisations and companies operating internationally. We will also consider how the UK’s new data transfer agreements apply to your international data transfers, the crackdown on cookie notices […]
Last year the Government passed the Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI2021/1368) (Food Regulations), which places restrictions on the sale (both in store and online) of certain food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS and HFSS foods). The new rules are set to come into force in October 2022 with […]
The consumer team at leading national law firm Freeths has advised The White Rabbit Pizza Co. Limited, a leading free-from brand, on £1.1m funding to boost growth. White Rabbit was founded in 2014 by Nick Croft-Simon and Matteo Ferrari and supplies free-from, plant-based Italian foods to supermarkets and retailers nationally including Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Planet Organic, […]
As has been widely publicised, the maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) were reported as being “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) back in December 2020. Since then, it is believed that the necessary changes still have not been made and patients are not being listened to, leading to devastating consequences. […]
The full and final report arising from the independent review into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has today been released. Today’s final report, released by Donna Ockenden, Chair of the Review, makes for devastating reading, identifying that at least 210 deaths could have been avoided and that nearly 100 babies suffered injury as a […]
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