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January saw new infrastructure planning legislation coming into force regarding changes to definitions for nationally significant infrastructure projects for water supply infrastructure. Further court cases on the matters of: CIL regulations, DIY builders, lawful development certificates for outbuildings as annexes, as well as the High Court concluding that a nursery is not a school. In […]

Welcome to our February Employment Update. In this bulletin, we outline the Government’s Good Work Plan. We also consider two interesting cases on disability discrimination and whistleblowing and we highlight key employment legislation changes to expect in 2019. We also provide some guidance on retaining European employees during and post Brexit. Our Spring HR update […]

Minimising risk is critical for any business owner. So how does one go about limiting the possibility of being sued, and what steps can be taken to deal with claims if they cannot be nipped in the bud? In this article, Richard Coates takes a look at the actions which you can take today to […]

During 2018, five notable farming cases have hit the headlines involving children seeking the family farm.  All cases have been based on proprietary estoppel – where, in order to succeed, the children would have to establish that (a) the farm had been promised to them, (ii) that promise had been relied upon and (iii) that […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. 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. Government’s Defeat On 15 January 2019, the government suffered a historic defeat when 432 […]

Freeths are considering the positive steps that manufacturing businesses can take to safeguard their know-how and legitimate commercial interests in post-Brexit Britain. Talented individuals continue to be a key driver to the growth of the manufacturing industry, accelerating innovation and developing businesses’ know-how. However, it is no secret that job mobility has increased rapidly over […]

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