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We are pleased to introduce Freeths’ Farms and Estates team’s Autumn newsletter for 2018. In this we manage to avoid the B word altogether and instead we present some interesting (we hope!) articles on a range of subjects. Firstly Sepideh Doostgharin analyses some of the consequences in a change of use from agricultural to residential […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. Has anything important happened recently? We’ll help you plan for Brexit to ensure you retain your valued workforce, despite the uncertainties of negotiations in the run up to Brexit. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Mixed Signals Over Right to Work Earlier this month, […]

In 2018, one could be forgiven for thinking that many business-focused publications use terms like “data breach”, “malware” and “GDPR” as an easy way to strike fear into the hearts of savvy business-owners across the UK.  At the same time, the cloud sector is going from strength to strength, and is expected to increase by […]

The purpose of this article is to answer some of the questions employers often raise in relation to right to work checks. Annex A sets out the documents which must be checked by the employer prior to commencement of employment. The contents are correct at the date of publication in October 2018. Q.1) What is […]

This month saw the government introducing a new Shale Environmental Regulator Group to help resolve regulatory issues on fracking sites, with Caudrilla Bowland Ltd commencing fracking on its Lancashire site. In addition they have introduced further planning reform to make the planning system more efficient to provide more homes and improve building safety. We update […]

One of the quirks of the British calendar is every 5th November we celebrate gunpowder, treason and plot, or rather, a failure of the same. A point sometimes forgotten about Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators’ plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, is the plot failed because some of those involved realised innocents could […]

Introduction The Centre for Strategic and International Studies has calculated that cybercrime costs the global economy as much as £600bn a year with the Cabinet Office reporting the cost to UK business alone totalling £41bn in 2018. The majority of businesses operating today have to operate online effectively to survive, yet alone prosper. Customers and […]

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