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News, Articles & Events: September 2023

National law firm Freeths has advised Keepmoat on the acquisition of an historic former Boots factory site in Nottingham. Located on Thane Road, Beeston, the land sits within the 286-acre Nottingham Enterprise Zone and Alliance Boots Campus, which formed part of the health and pharmacy chain’s operational headquarters where it developed and manufactured the Ibuprofen […]

Safety of Maternity Unit care at both Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital has been rated as inadequate by the Care Quality Commission which inspected the hospitals earlier this year. The Commission found this has put women and their babies at risk. In February and March 2023, the Care Quality Commission inspected both Leicester […]

Freeths one of the UK’s leading national law firms, advised ZetaDisplay (AB), a leading provider of digital signage solutions in Europe, on its acquisition of Austrian digital signage company Peakmedia GmbH. The acquisition strengthens ZetaDisplay’s position as a leading player in the European digital signage market and expands its geographical footprint in the DACH region […]

Behind some of the current political headline-grabbing which signals that a general election may not be too far away, Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recently provided further detail on a key pillar of the government’s long-term housing plan, revealing a strategy of prioritising urban regeneration. In his speech, […]

As we look forward to National Inclusion Week on 25 September, a lot of attention will be paid, quite rightly, to human behaviours in the workplace and how we can provide more inclusive workplaces. The theme of National Inclusion Week this year is “Take Action Make Impact”, which is a message designed to get organisations […]

This is an interesting decision of the Chancery Division, which is a hybrid between the ordinary principles of contract law applicable to the proper construction of property documents and covenants and the principles of public law (and particularly those relating to the lawfulness and rationality of decisions) where the parties to a property contract are […]

National law firm Freeths has advised on the sale of Consilium Strategic Communications to ICR, a US based global strategic communications and advisory firm. Consilium Strategic Communications is a leading international strategic healthcare and communications and investor relations firm focused on Europe and headquartered in London. Over the past 10 years, founders Mary-Jane Elliott, Amber […]

With some key differences to the eligibility criteria from the previous round, local authorities and bus operators will want to understand how the Department for Transport (DfT) expects to see this further opportunity to invest in zero emission buses work in practice. As before, the process involves a funding competition – with preference given to […]

Testamentary freedom is a well established and important principle in English law. It enables Testators to leave their estate to whomever they wish, without forced heirship rules. Testators in the UK are under no obligation to leave their estate to their spouse or wider family, unlike in European jurisdictions, where there are forced heirship rules. […]

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