News, Articles & Events: March 2023
Having an adopted highway exactly where you need it to access your site is almost like development magic. Essentially, often the difference between everyone having access for everything, and no one having access for anything. But how do we know whether the highway fairy has waved their wand over a piece of land? In a […]
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust (the “Trust”) have accepted the findings and pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care and treatment. The Trust admit to exposing a patient to a significant risk of avoidable harm. The Trust has been fined £216,664.88 for failing to look after a dementia patient who absconded […]
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (“UHB”) are currently under review following a BBC Newsnight investigation which highlighted a climate of fear that the Trust was putting patients at risk. The review was commissioned following concerns raised in December 2022 relating to patient safety, leadership, culture and governance. The first review into patient safety and […]
The Freeths Sheffield Employment Team are delighted to invite you to their next in-person breakfast workshop, taking place at our newly refurbished Sheffield offices on 30th March 2023. During this workshop, Tom Draper, Toby Pochron, Lee Williams and Adele Coupland will be looking at recent issues and trends in employment law and HR, and providing useful tips on how to deal […]
According to the ASA, 93% of 11-17 year olds have a personal account with at least one of the major social media platforms. As the scope to advertise to children increases, regulators are clamping down to seek to protect children from misleading, harmful or offensive adverts. The impact of getting it wrong should be front […]
National law firm Freeths has strengthened its Corporate Finance team in the South West with the appointment of Managing Associate Edward Chapman, who joins from Ince. With more than 12 years’ legal experience supporting a wide range of businesses nationally and particularly in the South West region. Ed advises clients on private M&A, joint ventures, […]
It would be fair to say that the law which currently governs surrogacy in the UK is not fit for purpose and does not reflect the reality of those engaged in the process. There are several issues faced by intended parents, most significant of which being the lengthy process which can take many months to […]
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 some of the practical problems faced by our experts when submitting applications to the Land Registry: “Every month, […]
Freeths advises Twenty20 Capital, the leading dedicated investor in the staffing and workforce solutions sector, on the acquisition of seven of the UK’s best-known staffing and workforce solutions brands, bringing them together under the new brand RSS Global. Freeths has advised Twenty20 Capital on the acquisition of brands including high-street names Blue Arrow, Career Teachers, […]
A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. Case Law update: This quarter, the supreme courts both in England and Wales and in Scotland have been busy. We look at the meaning of land having been ‘identified for potential development’ in the context of town or village […]
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