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Concerns have been raised over the taxation of lump sum pension fund withdrawals over and above the 25% tax-free allowance. This is because unless the planholder supplies their pension provider with a P45 form obtained from their employer, HM Revenue and Customs will apply emergency coding which will assume payments of the same magnitude will […]

Solicitors from national heavyweight Freeths attended a drinks reception at The House of Lords to launch this year’s Vitalise Women of the Year Awards (WOTY) search for Business Woman of the Year. Freeths are once again a headline sponsor. Former businesswomen of the year Karren Brady and Hilary Devey are leading the call for the […]

National leading law firm Freeths LLP and the University of Derby Business School have teamed up to develop a series of exciting new business debates. On Wednesday the 15 April the pair hosted the first debate at Derby University, with the subject being “The EU – Is it good or bad for British business?”. High […]

Leading national law firm Freeths LLP has advised listed infrastructure fund International Public Partnerships on another acquisition within its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) portfolio. International Public Partnerships Limited (INPP) has acquired an additional 40% investment in the Lewisham BSF project from Babcock Project Investments, increasing its overall investment to between 40% and 50% […]

National leading law firm Freeths has announced the appointment of Stephen Lewis further expanding their national real estate team. Stephen joined the Manchester office on April 10 as a partner after 14 years at Brabners Chaffe Street in Liverpool. Stephen has extensive experience in real estate and advises on a wide range of commercial property […]

Buy-to-let has been one of the most successful investment opportunities over the past decade, and now there is to be complete flexibility as to how pension funds should be invested or spent, it is being suggested a potential net rental yield of perhaps 5% makes buy-to-let an option well worth considering. Since withdrawals in excess […]

Solicitors acting respectively for concerned patients of suspended maxillofacial consultant Roger Bainton and for his employers the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust have reached agreement on a scheme to consider and resolve claims cost effectively and wherever possible avoid the need for patients to go to court. The Trust’s medical director Mr Robert […]

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