Freeths Solicitors


Freeths is a top 50, full service commercial law firm with 13 offices spread across the UK. The UK’s leading legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners consistently rank our business and private client lawyers in their top tiers.

Our approach to working with clients is rooted in building value through the great service that we provide. This is evidenced by the client feedback we have received in the UK’s leading legal directories, where it was said: “Freeths LLP is a ‘regional leader’, where the team demonstrates ‘consummate skill, client care and relentless attention to detail’, placing it ‘head and shoulders above competitors’.”

There’s more to Freeths than figures.



Freeths strengthens family law offering with partner hire 

Leading national law firm, Freeths LLP, has strengthened its offering in the Southeast with the appointment of Partner Gavin Scott to lead the highly regarded family team in Oxford. This latest appointment will see Gavin expand the team, while working alongside colleagues nationally.  With over 20 years’ experience, Gavin’s expertise spans all aspects of family law, […]

Freeths strengthens insurance offering with new Partner hire

Leading national law firm Freeths LLP has bolstered its insurance offering with the appointment of Dispute Resolution Partner, Nick Sutton in London. He joins from Fletcher Day and previously spent over 10 years at DWF. With almost 15 years’ experience, Nick specialises in legal risk management, dispute resolution, commercial litigation and arbitration in insurance law.   […]

Freeths appoints new partner to its thriving intellectual property and media...

Leading national law firm Freeths has appointed Martin Noble as Intellectual Property (IP) and Media Partner as it continues to grow the practice nationally. He joins from Shakespeare Martineau.  Martin has over 20 years’ experience advising businesses on a broad range of commercial matters, with a particular focus on intellectual property. His appointment will further […]

Freeths announces record financial results in 2022

Leading national law firm Freeths has today published its financial results for 2021/22, revealing a record performance for the year with turnover up by 9.3% to £112m.  As one of the fastest growing UK firms, Freeths has delivered compound organic annual growth of c10% since 2015. Freeths’ continuing success is driven by the dedication and […]

Freeths launches Private Funds practice with new Partner hire

Leading national law firm Freeths LLP has established a new specialist Private Funds department in London with the appointment of Partner George Metcalfe. George joins from Simmons & Simmons. With more than 10 years’ experience, George has a particular focus on infrastructure, credit, private equity, venture capital, real estate and impact funds. He regularly advises […]

Ambush Marketing: Create a Buzz Without Getting Stung

Events draw huge publicity and ambush marketing is a way of associating your brand with an event without being the official sponsor, but the rules and regulations around ambush marketing have been tightened as organisers try to protect their sponsors’ investment. With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games approaching, Freeths experts Simon Barker and Emma Bacon steer you through the opportunities and legal constraints of ambush marketing.

Working with Influencers webinar – 5th May 2022

Influencers are big business and they are here to stay. As influencer reach soars, regulators around the world are beginning to sit up and take note. What should influencers do to stay on the right side of the line? How can brands maximise the impact of influencer content whilst protecting their reputation? At Freeths we […]

New Leadership and Team Expansion for Freeths’ Highly Regarded Oxfordshire Private...

For 15 consecutive years Freeths’ Trust, Estate and Tax lawyers have secured a Tier 1 ranking in the UK’s leading legal directory, Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide. This recognises excellent client service, experience and expertise. Building on this, the highly regarded practice is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Lisa Mark Bell and Louise Lewis as new, joint heads of the Oxford Trust, Estates and Tax team.

Freeths Budget Comment

Whilst Autumn Budget 2021 announced a number of spending giveaways, it was relatively light on new tax measures. In particular, the much-feared increases to rates of capital gains tax, inheritance tax and self-employed national insurance contributions did not materialise. Also absent were new restrictions on pensions tax relief or the introduction of a wealth tax.

How to Build a Brand

On this episode of The Business Brunch, we are joined by guests Andrew Wilkinson, Managing Director of OWB Creative, Simon Barker, Partner and Head of IP & Media and Rhian Banks, Managing Associate IP & Media of Freeths as they discuss the key factors to consider when building a brand.

International Women’s Day – 8th March 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day we ran two special editions of The Business Brunch as we were joined by a cross-section of inspirational women from the B4 community as they discussed their own personal experiences and challenges within the workplace, both positive and negative.

The 9 Building Blocks For Recovery

We’re definitely not out of the woods yet but we’re certainly in a position to start ‘cautiously’ planning for the future. Representatives from B4’s Professional Services Hub got together to discuss what advice they’re giving their clients to build the foundations for recovery and what they’re doing in their own businesses to get in shape to hit the ground running.

Overcoming Our Biggest Challenges

It’s been almost a year of turbulence, a year like no other, certainly a year none of us will ever forget. But, as days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months, the realities of a new business world came into view. When would we see our colleagues again? Would we ever be together under the same roof? Can our business survive this? When B4 members from the Professional Services Hub got together recently, the stand out concern for them was the wellbeing of their colleagues.

B4 Embarks on National Expansion

B4, Oxfordshire’s leading business to business network, launched in 2006 and celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021, has now launched nationally, providing businesses across the UK with fantastic opportunities to connect and secure excellent profile across B4’s growing digital audience.

B4 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Day

It’s B4 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

Freeths LLP celebrates another year of ‘Top Tier’ rankings for its...

This month, The Legal 500 (the Clients’ Guide to the UK Legal Profession) 2021 edition published results on recommended UK law firms. Freeths Oxford, yet again, has received stellar reviews and has been ranked in the top tier of law firms in the south east in seven of its practice areas: Family Law; Contentious Trusts & Probate; Private client (Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate); Clinical Negligence (claimant); Agriculture and Rural Estates; Charities; and Professional Negligence.

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

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 which was to receive ‘milestone payments’ as certain technological milestones were reached.

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 welcome from all my new colleagues via Zoom; Teams; online drinks and quizzes, I have felt far more integrated within my new home than I ever thought was possible back at the end of March.

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!

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 implications of their decisions.

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.

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

Oxford’s leading law firm is acknowledged as a UK ‘Top Tier’...

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 in the country to be commended in these areas of work.

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 after Brexit and how his clients, including large multinationals, rarely discuss the ‘B’ word and that this presentation was something of a first.

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 lake, relentlessly in pursuit of their prize.

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.

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.