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News, Articles & Events: June 2022

Freeths Corporate team has advised Carbon8 on its £5m Series A investment led by the French multinational companies Vicat Group and EDF Group, and its venture capital arm, EDF Pulse Ventures. Carbon8, the UK-based clean technology company specialising in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), have a patented an award-winning technology that enables heavy industry […]

It is now more than two years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of national lockdowns, forcing thousands of businesses to close their doors across the country. This led to significant numbers of claims being made against business interruption policies, which many policyholders anticipated would provide them with cover and financial […]

National law firm Freeths has announced further expansion of its national employment team with a number of strategic appointments. The team has been bolstered by Melanie Morton (Managing Associate) joining the Nottingham office and Jesse Tataobuzogwu (Associate) joining the Leicester office. Rena Magdani, National Head of Employment, Pensions & Immigration, said: “I’m delighted to welcome […]

Events draw huge publicity and ambush marketing is a way of associating your brand with an event without being the official sponsor, but the rules and regulations around ambush marketing have been tightened as organisers try to protect their sponsors’ investment. With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games approaching, Freeths experts Simon Barker and Emma Bacon […]

Hot on the heels of the Government food strategy comes the consultation on improved reporting of food waste by large food businesses in England Date: June 2022. It may feel like we’re drowning in consultations in the food and waste sectors. Setting aside the purely waste related consultations, in the food sector we have: Waste […]

Freeths acting on behalf of victim’s family, hopes the findings will be a lesson learned to avoid future tragedy. National law firm Freeths has today called for change in patient records following neglect verdict from coroner. The inquest into the death of 74-year-old Donald Gore, a retired Bristol engineer, heard of failings of medical care […]

National law firm Freeths has appointed family law solicitor Nikki Aston as a Director in its Nottingham office. Nikki joins from Shakespeare Martineau and will look to lead Freeths’ Family Law team in the East Midlands as it continues to bolster the practice nationally. With more than 17 years’ experience, she advises clients on a […]

The UK has seen huge success in its transition away from using fossil fuels to generate electricity, but the heat sector has some ground to make up. Heat networks using gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) are under scrutiny and seen as a burden on the Government’s attempts to achieve its carbon reduction targets by […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we look at cases on adverse possession and what amounts to an unequivocal intention to possess; what issues can arise when a landlord wants to develop the airspace above a building; what happens when an overseas company […]

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