News, Articles & Events: July 2022
The government has published a policy paper – Women’s Health Strategy for England – which contains a 10 year action plan to raise awareness of female specific health issues and tackle gender health inequality. This is the first women’s health strategy of its kind which sets out key commitments to research, improving fertility services and […]
At Freeths we have been supporting funeral plan providers in preparing for regulation, with funeral plan providers becoming regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority from 29 July 2022. Regulation has been looming for the sector since the government Call for Input in 2018, which arose from the demand for funeral plans growing significantly in recent […]
Freeths’ London Corporate team has advised the shareholders of Vero Screening Limited to Accurate Background, the largest privately held provider of compliant background checks, drug and health screening and monitoring solutions in the USA. Vero is the UK’s leading independent employment screening provider and provides screening services to clients across the financial services, legal, banking […]
Following the recent addition of Nikki Aston as Director in the Nottingham office, National leading law firm, Freeths is pleased to announce further expansion of its highly successful Family practice with the appointment of new lawyers to its London offering. The London Family team has been bolstered by the appointment of Fiona Wilson as Partner, […]
A multi-discipline cross-office team from Freeths has advised longstanding client, EH Smith Holdings Limited (“EH Smith”), on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Builders’ Supply Stores (Coventry) Limited (“BSS”). BSS has been trading in Coventry since 1931 and was run by the third generation of the Ballinger family before completion of the […]
On 29 June 2022, the Climate Change Committee (“CCC”) laid its annual progress report before Parliament. Whilst the CCC’s annual progress report makes for vital reading every year for anyone interested in the UK’s progress in tackling climate change, this year’s report is of extra significance for a couple of key reasons: Firstly, this report […]
Freeths Bristol Real Estate team has advised Holbrook Lane Investment LLP in relation to the sale of its Coventry’s Holbrook Park to Westbrook Partners. The team advised on the joint venture between Chancerygate and Bridges Fund Management on the sale of its a multi-let scheme which comprises of a total of 254,678 sq ft across […]
Buying a care home in the UK is a unique transaction. Not only is legal advice required on the corporate, real estate and employment aspects, but expert knowledge on funding options and practical experience in the health and social care sector is so important. If you’re considering buying or investing in a care home, the […]
The highly regarded corporate team at Freeths Oxford have advised Critchleys Financial Planning LLP on its sale to Wren Sterling, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist financial planning advice to private and business clients. The acquisition provides Wren Sterling with a new hub in Oxfordshire to complement its seven other locations across the […]
Welcome to the Summer edition of the Freeths Data Protection Update. In this edition we consider the potential impact of the new Data Reform Bill, the Information Commissioner’s new approach to enforcement in the Public Sector, the regulatory position for using personal data beyond the UK GDPR / DPA, and the recent multi-million pound fine […]
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