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News, Articles & Events: October 2022

National leading law firm Freeths has announced the launch of a new office space at CEG’s Exchange Station in Liverpool following a period of record growth. Located in the city’s thriving business district, the new suite, at Third Floor, Core 3, Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, aims to accommodate Freeths’ continued expansion as well as enhance […]

The rapid rise in energy costs over recent months is concerning for businesses of all sizes across all sectors of the UK economy. The announcement of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme in September was a welcome lifeline, but the reality is bills will continue to be far higher for the foreseeable future than they were […]

The introduction of the Consumer Duty is the biggest regulatory shift in financial services in recent years, with a very tight timescale for implementation set out in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) policy statement of 28 July 2022 (PS 22/9). We have scrutinised each of the FCA’s consultations leading up to its final rules and […]

When acting for any person or business in a claim against their professional advisors, be they solicitors, accountants, or architects for example, it is often the advisor’s insurer that runs the defence. It is the insurer who will instruct solicitors and, ultimately, it is the insurer who will pay any award or settlement and determine […]

With record increases in the costs of raw materials, higher interest rates for borrowing and rapidly rising inflation, many businesses are coming under relentless supply chain pressure. In many contracts, especially long-term supply agreements or where there are lead times between orders and delivery, these issues can lead to tensions between buyers and sellers. Manufacturers […]

SMEs make up the majority of businesses in the UK. Therefore, their (i) combined use of resources and (ii) output in emissions can make a huge difference to the UK’s environmental strategy. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) offers a range of tools for SMEs to help make their businesses more energy […]

The introduction of the Consumer Duty is the biggest regulatory shift in financial services in recent years, with a very tight timescale for implementation set out in the FCA’s policy statement of 28 July 2022 (PS 22/9). We have scrutinised each of the FCA’s consultations leading up to its final rules and engaged with clients […]

What is the emerging Natural Capital Economy? Developers and commercial operators are increasingly reliant upon the emerging “natural capital economy” to obtain consent for activities with potentially adverse environmental impacts. In this economy, landowners create and sell natural environment enhancements to developers and operators who are required to offset (and even create overall gain from) […]

In the second of our webinars looking at the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, we take a closer look at hydrogen’s potential in the transport sector.   Date: Tuesday 18th October Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Location: Zoom In 2021, the transport sector accounted for around 30% of all UK carbon emissions, so it […]

National law firm Freeths has advised Btomorrow Ventures, the corporate venturing unit of British American Tobacco, on its investment in Feel, a digital health start-up. Wellness brand Feel offers a broad range of science-led, high-quality nutritional products. Feel offers consumers the convenience of a subscription service, ensuring that wellness is only ever a click away. […]

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