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News, Articles & Events: January 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of Commercial Education Brief. I am delighted to bring you the latest edition of our briefing for the education supplier sector. In this edition we preview some events that will make 2023 a notable year, take a look at important developments in the area of marketing and data protection. We […]

In conjunction with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, we are delighted to invite you to our first HR Matters webinar of 2023! To kick us off this year, our Manchester Employment team will be discussing ‘The rising cost of sickness related absence in the workplace: How to support your employees and manage the long […]

Last year, the National House Building Council (NHBC) made a significant change to the insolvency cover available under Section 1 of its Buildmark Choice policy. Buildmark Choice is a new build warranty and insurance product, specifically designed to help Registered Providers manage development risk. Insolvency cover is a key aspect of this protection. This article […]

In an unprecedented move, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have been fined £800,000 after pleading guilty to two charges brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The prosecution centres around the death of baby Wynter in 2019. Wynter died from hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy  (loss of oxygen to the brain) – which could have been prevented […]

Donna Ockenden has recently released a further update on the review into the maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. It is understood that since the end of November 2022, the Trust have sent out over 1000 letters to families who may be relevant to the review. In addition, over 250 current and former […]

John Springford, the Deputy Director of the Centre for European Reform, and Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy; Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe, have published a report following their examination of the post-Brexit immigration system and its impact on labour shortages In their analysis, the pair compare labour shortages in […]

Sustainability and sustainability plans form a large part of the “E” part of ESG. However, the majority of businesses are still at the start of their ESG “journey” and are learning how to make sense of these requirements. So, firstly if your customers are demanding to be told your Net Zero Target and to see […]

Freeths is delighted to announce that it has advised LACE Partners, a fast-growing HR transformation consultancy, on a £10.2m investment from Mobeus. Founded in 2014 by Aaron Alburey and Cathy Acratopulo, LACE Partners has established itself as a specialist leader in the HR consulting market to support HR Directors and CPOs to deliver on their […]

On 20 December 2022, at the Conference of the Parties (“COP 15”) of the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, an agreement was reached by the almost 200 member states on a new Global Biodiversity Framework (“GBF”). This document replaces the previous Aichi Biodiversity Targets (1), agreed in 2010. A core theme of the conference was […]

Leading national law firm Freeths has announced the launch of a new office space at Colton Square in Leicester, continuing its period of record growth. Located in the heart of city centre, Colton Square offers close transport links and networking and event space amenities which aims to accommodate Freeths’ continued expansion across the UK as […]

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