Novel Coronavirus, now termed officially as “COVID-19” (“COVID”), was on 30 January 2020 declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organisation. Over the past few weeks, COVID has spread on a global scale, causing the lockdown of major cities, travel bans being put in place and the cancellation of major […]
Back in December 2019, the Queen’s speech re-affirmed the UK’s commitment to achieve a net zero carbon target by 2050. The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, introduced MEES in 2016 as one way of targeting the UK’s carbon emissions in the built environment. Who does MEES impact? From 1 April […]
Important changes are coming into effect on 6 April 2020 concerning the information that employers must provide to its employees and workers. The changes will apply to all employees and workers commencing work on or after 6 April 2020, so action should be taken now to ensure that you are ready for these changes. At […]
There will be fundamental changes to our immigration system for skilled workers. The most significant being the inclusion of European nationals. For the first time businesses who have relied on a European workforce will need to understand the requirements of the Immigration Rules to recruit any overseas nationals, including Europeans. Time to secure an […]
Meet the Team: Maxine Endicott How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join this firm? I’ve worked here for one and a half years. I relocated to Oxfordshire with my husband in 2017 and was drawn to Freeths because it has a very well established local reputation in Oxford […]
As touched on in Part 1, a typical ‘route’ for a care operator (buyer) to purchase a new care home is to purchase the home at ‘practical completion’. This is the so called ‘turnkey’ route meaning all the care operator needs to do is ‘turn the key’ and the care home is open, ready for […]
As recently reported, the long-running group litigation Bates v Post Office Ltd settled in late 2019. Whilst details of the settlement remain confidential, the outcome in this case highlights the strength in numbers that group litigations hold. Group actions are becoming more commonplace as they allow individuals with a similar grievance to group together. In […]
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