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Freeths Solicitors

Freeths is the new name for Henmans Freeth. We are Oxford’s leading law firm with a national reputation for handling commercial and personal matters for a wide range of individuals, businesses, institutions, and third sector organisations.

Our clients face complex challenges in various environments and they come to us because they need lawyers that have the experience and expertise to solve problems quickly and successfully. More than half of our partners are acknowledged as legal experts within their fields.

We pride ourselves on giving clients consistently excellent service wherever and whenever they need it. It is not just what we do that sets us apart from other law firms, but the way we do it and this is why we are our clients’ most trusted adviser.

B4 Article

Freeths Masternaut

Without a good lawyer, dealing with a commercial dispute can be a minefield

Navigating a tech dispute: A Case study by Freeths Solicitors International fleet telematics company, Masternaut, was developing a technological solution for insurers which included claim management and fraud detection services. Their plan was to integrate standard telematics equipment with a hosted Software-as-a-Service application and an end-user app for drivers. They worked with a specialist developer/supplier […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

4th August 2020

Press Release

B4 Postive Steps Eleanor Arscott

Positive Steps with Eleanor Arscott of Freeths

1. We have a weekly Family Wealth team magazine which has been great at keeping spirits high – it’s more about personal experiences like baking and great walks. We’ve been particularly busy in the team so it’s been great to have some light relief each week and to stay connected to colleagues…and get to know […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

3rd August 2020

Press Release

Ben Filmer Freeths

Positive steps with Ben Filmer of Freeths

Team Working. At first, it felt like a big change that we were no longer going to be in an office environment with colleagues in shouting distance for any queries. However, it now feels like usual service has been resumed as we pick up with colleagues who, via Microsoft Teams, are back in virtual shouting […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

3rd August 2020

Press Release

Positive Steps with Kelly Sawyer

Positive steps with Kelly Sawyer of Freeths Oxford

1. Excitement of starting a new job – I finished with my previous employer in March and then subsequently joined Freeths at the end of April. Although starting a new job in the middle of a pandemic is probably the most unusual thing to do, my introduction into the Freeths family has been anything but […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

3rd August 2020

Press Release

Philip Gray Freeths

Positive Steps with Philip Gray, Partner at Freeths

1. Having left a firm after 20 years and joining Freeths during lockdown, you might think that this could pose a unique set of problems. Completely the opposite as whilst I have only very recently “physically” met my new colleagues after 3 months, the firm’s switch to online induction and the incredibly positive and warm […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

29th July 2020

Press Release

Positive Steps with Claudia Lacey of Freeths

Positive Steps with Claudia Lacey of Freeths

1. Charitable and social initiatives: Despite being physically separated, the Freeths Charity and Social Committee has been extremely active; we have kept the Freeths community spirit high through organising a variety of virtual social initiatives such as Zoom quizzes, Microsoft Teams lunches and a firm-wide monthly book club! These activities have helped to bring the […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

27th July 2020

Press Release

Freeths celebrates top rankings in Chambers HNW Guide 2020

Freeths LLP has received outstanding reviews in this year’s publication of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide with five ranked individuals and fantastic regional rankings. Chambers & Partners HNW (the guide to the Top Professional Advisers to High Net Worth Individuals) published their results on recommended law firms and individuals. Freeths LLP has, yet again, […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

17th July 2020

Press Release

POSITIVE STEPS TO RECOVERY WITH…… Freeths Head of Corporate, Leon Arnold

1. I have met, started and completed transactions with clients that I’ve never met in person. 2. I’m now the Head of Freeths Corporate nationwide and whereas it would take me days, if not weeks, to complete Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds meetings, I’m now doing all three before Monday lunchtime! I am also speaking to […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

17th July 2020

Press Release

POSITIVE STEPS TO RECOVERY WITH…… Freeths Oxford Managing Partner, Sarah Foster

1. We opened the office this week and although we have a capacity of 20%, it’s a great opportunity for me to get around and speak to everyone and find out how they are. We’ve found the majority of our staff are happy working, very productively might I add, from home, but for those that […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

17th July 2020

B4 Article

Freeths solicitors expands its real estate team with new hires

Freeths solicitors expands its real estate team with new hires

Freeths is delighted to announce it has recruited two property lawyers into its highly regarded Oxfordshire commercial property team, which is ranked as one of the South East’s Top Teams for commercial property work by The Legal 500, a leading UK legal directory. Written by: Sian Hewitt, Freeths Solicitors Philip Gray joins the firm’s commercial […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

1st July 2020

B4 Article

Freeths solicitors expands its highly regarded family wealth practice with new senior hires

Freeths solicitors expands its highly regarded family wealth practice with new senior hires

Freeths is delighted to announce the recruitment of two senior private client specialists into its Oxfordshire family wealth practice. The family wealth practice at Freeths is ranked in the Top Tier of private client teams in the UK for its expertise by the UK leading legal directories; Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

30th June 2020

B4 Article

Freeths - Protect yourself and your duties as a director

Protect yourself and your duties as a director

As the chaos caused by the coronavirus outbreak continues to impair global markets, creating unprecedented challenges that may prove to rival the 2008 financial crisis, directors are having to consider not only how to cope with the immediate effects on their business, such as supply chain disruption and employee retention, but also the potential long-term […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

28th June 2020

Press Release

Rachael Oakes

One of the UK’s leading family lawyers is appointed a Deputy District Judge

After a rigorous interviewing process that started in March 2019 and involved various screening tests and interviews, Rachael Oakes, Partner and National Joint Head of Freeths’ highly regarded UK Family Wealth Practice has been appointed Deputy District Judge and will sit on the Midland Circuit. Rachael Oakes is no stranger to giving sound judgements and […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

12th June 2020

Press Release

Freeths solicitors expands its highly regarded family wealth practice with new senior hires

Freeths is delighted to announce the recruitment of two senior private client specialists into its Oxfordshire family wealth practice. The family wealth practice at Freeths is ranked in the Top Tier of private client teams in the UK for its expertise by the UK leading legal directories; Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

5th May 2020

Press Release

Freeths Corona Virus help page

Since the first indications of the potential impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on international trade, Freeths have been advising our clients on how to manage that impact within their business. In addition to providing both detailed and strategic advice, we have created articles and appeared on BBC News advising on the impact of coronavirus. […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

24th March 2020

B4 Article

Corona Virus – Is your supply chain affected?

It will not have escaped the attention of most readers that the world’s largest manufacturing territory is currently undergoing an outbreak of a virulent and deadly virus. At the time of writing, significant parts of China are on lockdown, with the Chinese government extending the Lunar New Year holiday, quarantine measures being put in place […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

28th February 2020

B4 Article

A Freethinking approach to separation

With the start of a new decade, for many it is a time to reflect on their life and changes they want to make for the future. For some, these reflections will lead them to conclude they have reached the end of their relationship. The media coverage of ‘divorce day’ at the start of January […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

28th February 2020

B4 Article

Penningtons Manches Cooper hires immigration specialist to support oxford market

The highly ranked immigration practice at top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has appointed Kelly Tomkinson as a senior associate to support increasing demand for its services in Oxford and the wider region. With more than 20 years’ experience as an international immigration lawyer, Kelly joins from the Warwickshire firm of Wright Hassell LLP […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

28th February 2020