In a recent judgment, the High Court has delivered a far-reaching and critically important judgment for automotive dealers across the United Kingdom, finding that a Franchise Finance Provider is entitled to terminate financing services – which dealers depend upon to survive – and contracts on only seven days’ notice. Background to the judgment Freeths LLP […]
The lawyers that secured the landmark victory in exposing Britain’s largest miscarriage of justice will help hundreds of postmasters by supporting the design and implementation of a new scheme funded by the UK Government. National law firm Freeths has been appointed by the Government to work with Justice for Postmasters Alliance (JFSA) to support the […]
The Commercial Dispute team at Freeths’ Birmingham office has made a further hire. Oli Jackson join the team as Associates. Oli recently qualified at a regional firm having read law at Birmingham University. Richard Coates who leads the Birmingham Commercial Dispute Team said: “Oli joining the team widens our ability to continue to provide clients […]
Are your terms and conditions good enough to stop you paying out £1.7m? This was the question the court had to decide in yesterday’s case where an online Blackjack player successfully sued Betfred for the £1.7 million jackpot that he ‘won’. Betfred denied the player was entitled to the winnings, claiming there was a software […]
Litigation funding is a substantial industry and, for many, a necessity without which they would be denied access to justice. Third-party funders provide the resources to claimants to prosecute claims, who otherwise would not be able to. The case of Paccarr & Others – Paccarr & Others – v – Road Haulage Associate Ltd & […]
As a result of the stance taken by many insurers not to pay out on COVID-19 business interruption insurance (“BII”) claims, the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) brought a test case in the High Court against a number of insurers. In September 2020, the High Court found in favour of some policy holders, potentially giving […]
Top 50, national law firm, Freeths LLP, have scooped a top prize at The Lawyer Awards 2020, the largest recognition of legal excellence in Europe. Freeths saw off stiff competition to take away the Litigation Team of the Year award for their major victory in the High Court, acting for over 550 postmasters against government […]
Freeths have been recognised again in The Times annual Best Law Firms list for 2021. The table comprises the top 200 firms across England and Wales, and the top 40 in Scotland. These have all been chosen by lawyers, who were asked to recommend lawyers across 26 categories covering business, public and private client sectors. […]
An analysis of the recent decision in Umrish Limited and others v Bobby Gill Material Facts Mr Gill operated an investment company, known as Swisspro Asset Management AG (“Swisspro”), in which he claimed that investors would receive a fixed return of 2% per month. The Claimants, acting via Mr Venkatesh, were introduced to Mr Gill […]
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