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News, Articles & Events: November 2022

It has now been confirmed that more than 1,000 families’ cases are being considered as part of the review into the Nottingham Maternity Services. It is widely known that Donna Ockenden previously uncovered 200 avoidable baby deaths within the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, however the cases in Nottingham are looking to be in excess […]

A surprising number of retailers and consumer goods businesses have found the recent introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax 2022 (PPT) to be an unpleasant wakeup call in that, in addressing their obligations under the PPT, they’ve discovered for the first time that they have been failing to comply with their obligations under the existing […]

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Freeths Data Protection Update. In this edition we look at the Information Commissioner’s new guidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations / Direct Marketing, update you on the state of the EU / US Data Privacy Framework / Data Adequacy discussions, look at some recent DSAR reprimands […]

National law firm Freeths has advised the managing shareholders of Stone Technologies Group on their sale to a Canadian-based company, Converge Technology Solutions Corp. In 2019 Souter Investments invested alongside the company’s management. Since the investment Stone has grown strongly and expanded its range of products, services and solutions. This includes the roll out of […]

Businesses are often faced with the difficult position of employees leaving who may be in possession of confidential material and trade secrets. There is a risk that current or former employees (and/or directors) may seek to use that material to their advantage, for example, by competing with their former employer. When faced with that scenario, […]

On 22 November, Fiona Powell and Hurmus Oltan, Employment Law Specialists from our Leicester office at Freeths LLP will be presenting an exciting employment law webinar in conjunction with Hays, which will be the fourth of its series of ‘key hot topics’, following popular demand! Fiona and Hurmus will be looking in particular at how […]

Endeavours obligations are common provisions in property contracts (and many other commercial contracts). They are entered into where a party is only prepared to attempt to achieve an outcome, rather than to commit to it absolutely, usually because it is dependent on a 3rd party. The most common types of endeavours obligation are: Reasonable Endeavours […]

The Civil Procedure Rules were updated in October 2022 (1), and with those amendments came an increase in the amount a successful party can be awarded in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC). The overall IPEC cost cap has remained static since being introduced in 2010, until now. Under the previous regime, successful litigants could […]

National law firm Freeths has advised the UK’s first budget hotel chain, Travelodge Hotels Ltd on £19.4m development funding to deliver a new, purpose-built hotel scheme in Chiswick. Travelodge currently operates 598 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain, and 79 hotels in London. The Group is one of the largest budget hotel chains in […]

The introduction of the Consumer Duty (the 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 […]

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