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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.

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

B4 Article

Oxford’s Place in the Global Market. An evening with Lord Digby Jones

Business leaders representing leading global companies based in Oxfordshire recently attended an evening dinner with Lord Digby Jones at the prestigious Divinity School within the Bodleian Library. The event was hosted by leading law firm, Freeths Solicitors and Accountancy and Business Advisory firm, James Cowper Kreston. With over 60 guests in attendance representing industries ranging […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Business Services, Events, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

28th February 2020

Press Release

New management team reflects growth and success of firm

New management team reflects growth and success of firm

Freeths announced today a new management team, effective 1 April 2020, following the retirement of Peter Smith, Chief Executive, at the end of this financial year after 20 years in the role. The new structure will see Karl Jansen, current National Head of Corporate, appointed as National Managing Partner. Philippa Dempster, Managing Partner of the […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

19th February 2020

Press Release

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

Advice, Legal

Oxfordshire

28th January 2020

B4 Article

Freeths Solicitors

A Little Freethinking Delivers Results

It has been another successful year for Oxford’s freethinking law firm, Freeths. Over the past year the firm continued investing in its legal teams with the recruitment of 9 additional lawyers to help meet demand for legal advice and support from businesses and private individuals in Oxfordshire. A notable new member in Freeths’ Family Wealth […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

18th December 2019

B4 Article

Guiding your success: A case study by Freeths

Jos Pink, the director of startup proptech business Thovex Limited, had a bright idea. But he also knew that he had an issue. When he contacted us in early 2019, Jos and his team already had the concept of a platform that was going to revolutionise the way that land developers researched strategic land acquisitions. […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

18th December 2019

B4 Article

B4 Freeths Solicitors

If you are going to divorce, why not have a balanced divorce?

The cost and stress of divorce is often a big worry for people. The horror stories of expensive divorces in the press, often for the rich and famous, can give a very distorted view about the financial options available for people who are separating. Over the last 10 years there has been a growing momentum […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

27th September 2019

B4 Article

Another tournament in the back of the net

On a summer’s afternoon on the 8th August, Freeths Solicitors’ Annual Football Tournament was under way. This year saw the tournament grow to 20 teams with over 170 people attending, which made for one big BBQ, all in aid of charity. Freeths’ Football Tournament comprises of a men’s league and a women’s league, with five […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

27th September 2019

Member Event

Freeths’ Professionals of Oxford Informal Networking Thursday (POINT)

POINT is an evening networking event targeted at the established and rising members of the Oxford professional community. We hope that you will be able to join us for networking, scenic views, drinks and nibbles on Thursday 11th July from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. The event will take place on the rooftop garden at the Malmaison. […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal

Oxfordshire

4th July 2019

Member Event

Initiate Breakfast Morning Talk – Meet John Wilkinson

We would like to invite you to our Initiate Morning Breakfast Talk on Thursday 26 September at our offices. This will be a special occasion for you to meet John Wilkinson and hear his insightful, inspirational and honest story about his battle against cancer. John had a very aggressive, large and very rare cancerous tumour […]

Stewart Elliston

Charities, Healthcare

Oxfordshire

3rd July 2019

B4 Article

Development & Growth

Demand for innovative legal solutions from Freeths Solicitors has resulted in a record year of development and growth for this leading law firm. Freeths Solicitors is proud to announce another year of development and growth with the Oxford office growing its headcount to over 115 staff since last year and includes the recruitment of 8 […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

29th April 2019

Press Release

International Women’s Day event OXFORD – #BalanceforBetter

Celebrated annually on March 8th, the theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter which focuses on driving gender equality across the globe. We are hosting the event to network with like-minded people and meet women leading, building and growing their businesses within Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley. Organised by a small group of Oxfordshire […]

Stewart Elliston

Art and Culture, Charities, Events

Oxfordshire

15th February 2019

B4 Article

Are you still the best owner of your Business assets?

At the time of writing Brexit looms large on the horizon, with businesses working to protect themselves from the potential negative effects should there be a “no deal” exit. As a (slight) silver lining, it occurred to us that should the worse-case scenario prevail and asset values fall, this may be an opportunity for gifting […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

14th February 2019

B4 Article

The long and winding road

If the GDPR was supposed to clarify companies’ data privacy compliance obligations, the recent fine levied by the CNIL against Google underscores how far we still have to go – writes Will Richmond-Coggan, director specialising in data privacy issues at Freeths LLP As everyone is (surely) now aware, new data protection legislation came into force […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Business Services, IT Security, Security

Oxfordshire

14th February 2019