News, Articles & Events: May 2022
The Freeths Corporate team advised a number of the shareholders of three industry-leading environmental companies (Environmental Monitoring Solutions Limited, Ecus Limited and Envirocare Technical Consultancy Limited) on a significant investment from Palatine Private Equity into the newly merged Cura Terrae group. Cura Terrae, which means ‘take care of the earth’ in Latin, aims to build […]
Leon Arnold, Malin Svanberg Larsson and Ben Filmer from Freeths’ corporate team are delighted to have advised the shareholders of Geotek Holding Limited and Geotek Coring Limited on the transaction. They were supported by specialists from Freeths’ tax, employment and real estate teams. Freeths has advised the shareholders of Geotek Holding Limited and Geotek Coring […]
Part 4 of 4 – The consequences for real estate transactions Transactions that will not be caught Licences to occupy. Leases of less than seven years (potentially including subsequent leases to the same tenant) Loans by an overseas lender (unless the overseas lender subsequently becomes the owner of a qualifying estate, at which point registration […]
News has finally broken that Donna Ockenden, who led the inquiry into maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford, will now chair the inquiry in the services at Nottingham. This follows uproar from affected families when Julie Dent, former NHS Trust Chair, was previously appointed as chair without consultation, which triggered them to write a series […]
Parental Order Applications for children born through surrogacy outside the UK. The child A parental order will only be made in respect of a child who has been carried by a surrogate and has a genetic link to one of the applicants. The applicant or applicants If the application is made by two people they […]
An ACAS-commissioned YouGov survey has found nearly 1 in 5 employers are likely to make redundancies in the next 12 months, and 3 in 10 organisations employing more than 250 employees. We know from experience that multiple redundancies can lead to significant risk for business. Come and join our webinar which will provide you and […]
Part 3 of 4 – The operation of the Companies House register An overseas entity must apply to become registered by submitting information to Companies House about itself, its beneficial owners, and its officers, whenever registered as the legal owner of a freehold or leasehold interest in UK property, or risk significant criminal penalties. The […]
The Government published its Planning White Paper “Planning for the future” in August 2020 proposing radical reforms. In early February 2022, the Government’s latest planning proposals were published in its Levelling Up White Paper which shifted emphasis. This has left some people thinking where is planning going? Are the Government’s proposed planning changes the bold ones that some people think are needed, repackaging of past […]
Businesses should now be conducting a competition law review of their supply and distribution contracts as the UK (and EU) rules that apply to such ‘vertical agreements’ are changing imminently. The UK’s retained EU block exemption, the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (VABER) expires on 31 May 2022. It will be replaced on 1 June […]
Part 2 of 4 – The impact on registration of UK property purchases HM Land Registry will be entering restrictions in the registers of title to qualifying property if satisfied: that an overseas entity is registered as the proprietor of the property; and that the entity became registered as the proprietor pursuant to an application […]
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