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News, Articles & Events: December 2022

National law firm Freeths has advised TIM Group Holdings (TGH) on the purchase of a subsidiary of lifestyle brand Joules Group, saving over 50 jobs. THG, a private equity house, founded by Tim Whitworth, which uses independent capital to invest in and partner with businesses, purchased the business and assets of The Garden Trading Company […]

The controversy around Balenciaga’s latest advertising scandal highlights a serious question for fashion and luxury brands. They would do well to stop and ask, “What are you doing?” If brand owners want to avoid a Balenciaga blunder, then observing the 4 tenets of the ASA’s Codes of practice is a great start: Make sure advertising […]

On 9 December, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced The Edinburgh Reforms – a regulatory shake-up designed to “drive growth and competitiveness in the financial services sector”. On the same day, the Treasury released its first consultation on reforming the Consumer Credit Act 1974, one of the key parts of its Edinburgh Reforms strategy of […]

National leading law firm Freeths has appointed Alison Ogley as Partner in its prestigious planning and environment team. She joins from Walker Morris LLP. Alison has over 15 years’ experience spanning all aspects of planning and environment law. She brings with her an established advocacy practice, representing a wide range of developer clients in major […]

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (‘the Regulations’) are set to come into force in England on 23 January 2023. The Regulations impose duties on the ‘Responsible Person’ for any building (in England) which contains two or more domestic premises and contains common parts which residents would need to evacuate in the case of emergency. […]

National leading law firm Freeths has appointed real estate partners John Flathers, James Hart and Alice Dockar into regional leadership roles in the Northern, Midlands and Southern regions. Each of John, James and Alice are responsible for coordinating real estate teams in these three regions across the 12-office strong firm, all of which provide real […]

Welcome to our latest employment law update bringing you up to speed with this month’s key cases and developments. In this month’s bulletin, we discuss two notable Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions: a claimant who had been unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing was found to have acted unreasonably in failing to mitigate her loss, and it was […]

If you are an owner or occupier of a commercial property, when was the last time you reviewed your insurance cover? Recent research has concluded that over 40% of commercial properties are currently underinsured, with this mainly being down to the rising costs of building materials and the cost of labour. In the last 12 […]

Residential Reflections Each quarter, we ask our experts in the Residential Conveyancing team to reflect on an interesting piece of news, work or a case within their sector. In this edition of the Residential Newsletter, we consider fixtures and chattels: “As part of a residential conveyancing transaction, sellers are required to complete a ‘Fixtures and […]

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