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Freeths is a top 50, full service, commercial law firm.

With 12 offices in the UK, including Sheffield and Leeds, Freeths has a strong financial base with a turnover of over £100m. Their rapidly growing firm has over 800 members of highly skilled and experienced staff.

There is more to Freeths than just figures.  We have specialist sector experts who understand the specific needs and issues within industries.  Some of the sectors we support include manufacturing, energy & renewables, retail, food, drink, hospitality & leisure, care, public sector, and digitalisation which includes, EdTech, FinTech, 5G, data, cyber security and more.

Our team includes experts in employment, dispute resolution, corporate, immigration, pensions, real estate, tax, immigration, regulatory, construction and private client services; a one-stop shop of business and personal support.

We believe honesty and success go hand in hand.  We work to become a trusted adviser, understanding your business needs, issues and drivers, and delivering answers, not options, to help you achieve your objectives. Our lawyers are not only some of the best in the UK, they are also responsive, commercially minded and practical.

We know we will forge a supportive and productive relationship with the Manufacturing Forum and we look forward to offering members valuable insight and tools to support their businesses.

John May, Managing Partner for Yorkshire, said, “It is important to Freeths that we support the business community in Yorkshire as widely as possible.  We are impressed by the services the Manufacturing Forum and International Trade Forum offer their members, and we greatly look forward to adding to that for the benefit of all.”

Full Freeths services are below:

  • Accelerated M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Immigration
  • Business Structures
  • Charities
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Competition
  • Corporate
  • Compliance & Regulatory
  • Construction
  • Debt Recovery
  • Dispute Management
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • GDPR
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Insurance
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property & Media
  • IT & Data
  • Licensing
  • Mediation
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Notary Services
  • Planning
  • Pensions
  • Private client services
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring
  • Tax

Our Partners

Nothing we do would be possible without the support of our principal partners, providing key networking opportunities, trustworthy information and essential business support.
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