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News, Articles & Events: August 2022

With energy bills soaring, a wider cost of living crisis and the prospect of a lengthy recession, PFI handback is unlikely to feature high up on the new Government’s to do list. Most commentators have been focussing on managing the PFI expiry process, but as detailed in the recent IPA guidance (see my previous article here), […]

Looking to plan a destination wedding? Here’s what you need to know regarding the legal side of getting married abroad to ensure your dream wedding doesn’t become a nightmare. Do I need any documents to get married abroad? In England, you need to ‘give notice’ of your intention to get married or form a civil […]

Overview The registration provisions of the ECTEA are now in force. The aim of the ECTEA is to make ownership of property in the United Kingdom by overseas entities more transparent, by identifying the beneficial owners/people with control. ‘Overseas entities’ owning ‘qualifying estates in land’ must register with Companies House on or before 31 January […]

Introduction Following our recent article on the Climate Change Committee’s (“CCC”) 2022 Progress Report to Parliament, in this article we examine the Climate Change Committee Report findings in relation to the rail industry. What is particularly striking is that references in the report to the rail sector are relatively sparse, when compared with other transport […]

Life in the metaverse presents most, if not all of the same opportunities and problems as any other place where people come to gather – whether for fun, entertainment, or indeed work. For employers it presents myriad opportunities, but like any working environment, there should be a set of rules in place to ensure it […]

In February 2022, the Public Accounts Committee (“PAC”) published an update on the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. PAC found that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) alone is anticipated to result in a loss of around £5.3bn due to fraud and error. This equates to 8.7% of all monies issued under the CJRS. PAC […]

Leading national law firm, Freeths LLP, has strengthened its offering with the appointment of Partner George Metcalfe from Simmons & Simmons to lead the Private Funds Team. This latest appointment will see George establish a new team in London, while working alongside colleagues across the firm. Chris Freeston, Head of Banking & Finance said: “We […]

Freeths Sheffield Real Estate team has advised strength and fitness clothing company SBD Apparel Limited on the acquisition and construction of its new £12m 100,000 sq ft premises at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. SBD Apparel is a world-renowned sports brand manufacturing premium performance clothing and strength supports which are worn by elite strength […]

UK Dedicated Ltd is a managed dedicated server business made up of 2 core brands, GURU and UKDedicated. With Freeths support, this successful acquisition has been one of’s fastest to date. The Freeths team was led by Lottie Hugo (Director, Corporate), who was supported by Charlotte Hartwright (Senior Associate, Corporate), Victoria Price (Associate, Corporate), […]

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