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Freeths has today announced record year-on-year growth since launching in Liverpool in 2018, revealing a revenue increase of 46.2% in the last year. Well known for advising clients such as Lloyds Banking Group, Harworth Group and JSM Property Group, the Liverpool office has expanded steadily over the last six years. As one of Freeths 13 […]

After many years in the making, Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) comes into force in England from today, Monday 12 February 2024.[1] Because Mandatory BNG only attaches to new planning applications made after today, there are not anticipated to be any immediate fireworks and this week will likely not feel a great deal different to […]

How the Dennis case has closed down one strategy to address Hillside case restrictions on amendments to planning permissions. I am a solicitor. I love complexity and my livelihood is, to a large extent, dependent upon it. I am also a planning solicitor. Planning should be about pragmatism and practicality. One of the first things […]

National law firm Freeths has continued to expand its market leading Planning and Environment Group with the appointment of Chris May as Partner in the East Midlands. Chris joins from Howes Percival. With over 15 years’ experience, Chris advises both private and public sector clients on complex planning matters. His experience covers all aspects of town and country planning law with a particular focus […]

As of 16th January 2024, the alert has been updated to include reference to the CMA’s first informal guidance on a Green Agreement. On 12 October 2023, the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) issued its new ‘Green Agreements Guidance’. This explains how UK competition law applies to environmental sustainability and climate change agreements (‘Green Agreements’) […]

The Freeths’ Environmental team are delighted to host a webinar on the current status of marine protection in England and will consider some of the key priorities and next steps for enhancing nature recovery and biodiversity in the marine environment and how this can be aligned with offshore industry growth. Date: Tuesday 3 October 2023 […]

National law firm Freeths has advised Keepmoat on the acquisition of an historic former Boots factory site in Nottingham. Located on Thane Road, Beeston, the land sits within the 286-acre Nottingham Enterprise Zone and Alliance Boots Campus, which formed part of the health and pharmacy chain’s operational headquarters where it developed and manufactured the Ibuprofen […]

Discussions of “nutrient neutrality” have been all over the media, following Michael Gove’s recent announcement that further proposed amendments were being inserted into the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill (LURB) to help kick start housing development in areas of the country suffering from nutrient pollution. The new proposed amendments to the Levelling Up and Regeneration […]

Join us for our next webinar where we’ll provide an overview of the legal issues surrounding nutrient neutrality and the implications these are having for development across the country. This will include the recent Court of Appeal case “C G Fry & Son Ltd v Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities”. Date: […]

C G Fry & Son Ltd vs Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities, an important case for housebuilders, was handed down by the Administrative Court last month. It has confirmed that, despite the UK having left the EU, developers are still required to comply with Natural England’s (NE) nutrient neutrality advice for […]

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