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Derby city centre is in need of an identity. Like many city centres up and down the country, Derby has its fair share of vacant or derelict sites… but change is on the way. The site of the former Debenhams, vacant since 2007, is due for a makeover with demolition works starting later this year […]

Welcome to our July Employment Update. You’ll find links to some brief video clips after some of the cases, which give our commentary on key points to be aware of. Topics we focus on this month include dismissal due to inappropriate promotion of religion at work; reasonable adjustments; perceived disability and holiday pay. Christian employee […]

Welcome to the Freeths’ Farms and Estates team’s Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter. In this edition, Charlotte Digby explains why having a Will is imperative, especially for agricultural property owners, and why it is sensible to regularly revisit the content. Then, Laura Czapski discusses how the freeholder of common land or a town or village green might […]

Freeths recently acted for the owner of a retail store in the Supreme Court hearing in London Borough of Lambeth v the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2019] UKSC 33 which ruled on 3 July 2019 that a planning permission granted by Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act […]

What do the future generations of dealmaker think about the Midlands market, its current state, and how it may change? Insider gathered a handful of tomorrow’s M&A leaders to share their views on how the sector they’ll one day lead stands, and how it’s changing. Andrew Spiers, a solicitor in our corporate team, took part […]

A change in leadership, and, consequently political direction, at a number of Local Authorities has resulted in Local Plans being abandoned prior to adoption. The first example was Amber Valley District Council in Derbyshire, which withdrew its Local Plan from examination by the Secretary of State and will now have to start again.   What’s […]

‘Cyber picketing’ – sounds all snazzy and modern doesn’t it? Cyber picketing does away with the flags and banners of non-cyber picketing (or to give it a less ridiculous name – ‘picketing’). It looks for more online ways of disrupting a business during a workplace dispute. Picketing normally involves protesting outside of a workplace in […]

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