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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.

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

B4 Article

How to raise your game this Christmas and not your voice

The Christmas season is approaching and can be a time of real stress and anxiety for couples who might already be talking about whether they are going to stay together. We are often asked whether there are any common themes we come across as family lawyers working with couples going through separation and divorce. We […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Legal

Oxfordshire

11th December 2018

B4 Article

Oxford’s leading law firm is acknowledged as a UK ‘Top Tier’ firm for its legal experience and expertise

Freeths Solicitors has received stellar reviews in this year’s publication of the UK’s leading legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In addition, The Times has commended Freeths for inheritance and succession (private client) and family law in their recently published Best Law Firms 2019 supplement. Freeths are one of only 24 firms […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

11th December 2018

Press Release

Freeths’ Top 50 ranking aligns with office growth

As Freeths celebrate becoming a top 50 UK law firm in The Lawyer magazine’s recent Top 100 ranking, the London office of this national commercial practice also has hit a 50 milestone too!! From just 2 lawyers in April 2013, 5 years ago, the office has expanded rapidly and now exceeds 50, prompting a move […]

Stewart Elliston

Legal

Oxfordshire

9th October 2018

B4 Article

Freeths Solicitors

The Shape of Things to Come

In Issue 53 of B4 we covered Freeths’ roundtable discussion at Pembroke College where we first met Tom Cheesewright, the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future and creator of the Applied Futurist’s Toolkit, a suite of strategy and storytelling tools for agile organisations. Tom recently visited Freeths’ offices to present about life […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

24th September 2018

B4 Article

Freeths Solicitors

Summer promotions announced at Oxford’s leading law firm

Freeths Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of nine of its outstanding lawyers to senior positions; five lawyers have been promoted to Senior Associate while a further four lawyers were promoted to Associate. Laura Hodgson, who sits in the firm’s top-ranked and highly regarded real estate team, has been promoted to senior associate. Laura […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

24th September 2018

B4 Article

Freeths Corporate 8s

Corporate VIIIs with Freeths

One of the highlights of many Olympics over the past twenty to thirty years has been the GB rowing team powering to Gold – seemingly always early on a Saturday morning – leaving plenty of defeated crews in their wake. What a sight it is to behold, eight rowers in perfect sync, gliding over the […]

Stewart Elliston

Entertainment, Events, Fitness, Health and Fitness

Oxfordshire

24th September 2018

B4 Article

Freeths Solicitors

Demand for Freeths Solicitors’ Top Ranked Thames Valley Corporate Team has Resulted in a Record Year of Growth.

Written by: Freeths Solicitors Photography by: Tom Weller The corporate team at Freeths solicitors is a major player not only in the local market but also in the south east region, having completed 18 major transactions in 2017. The team’s outstanding ability to drive deals to completion on time and on budget has resulted in […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

19th July 2018

B4 Article

Meet Freeths’ Family Team

Our team of specialist family lawyers advise clients on all aspects of family law. We work with each client to identify the best approach for their particular circumstances. Our team also offers alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation, collaborative law and arbitration. As well as our expertise in financial settlements on divorce or separation, we […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

20th June 2018

B4 Article

Freeths Solicitors

Sexual Harassment at work

As more and more media stories emerge of sexual harassment in the film industry, the fashion industry, and in politics, I have been approached by HR managers concerned about the possibility of similar allegations in their business, as well as by individuals who are contemplating taking action for sexual harassment against their employer. Coupled with […]

Stewart Elliston

Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

7th March 2018

B4 Article

Freeths beneficiaries

How can the beneficiary of an estate be sure that they have received what they are entitled to?

Are you dealing with the estate of someone who has died, and want to know what records you must keep and what information you must give to the beneficiaries? Written by: Sally Goodger and Rachel Wos Photography by: Freeths Solicitors Personal representative’s duties When someone dies, the Will or the intestacy provisions determine who is […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Services, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

8th February 2018

B4 Article

Freeths Solicitors

Freeths expands its commercial team with lateral partner hire

Freeths Solicitors is delighted to announce that it has recruited a commercial contracts specialist in to its Oxford offices on Cowley Business Park. Rebecca Howlett joins the firm’s highly regarded commercial team as a partner having previously worked at law firms such as Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Mackrell Turner Garrett, and RLS Law. Rebecca is a […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

31st January 2018

B4 Article

Freeths IP

Six things you need to know to protect and promote your intellectual property

Failing to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights can impact considerably on your finances. Even worse, if you don’t own control over the rights that your business was founded on, this could destroy it. Yet many companies only address the issue of IP when something has gone awry and needs to be fixed. Written by: […]

Stewart Elliston

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

Oxfordshire

18th December 2017

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