What can an employer do when an employee ‘pulls a sickie’?

Many employers have to deal with malingering, which occurs where employees fabricate or exaggerate the symptoms of mental or physical disorders in order to receive pay or other compensation, or to avoid attending work. Can malingering be prevented?

The Lifecycle of a Commercial Lease - Stage 2

Chris Chan of Fraser Brown and Peter Carroll of FHP discuss the 2nd stage of the commercial lease's ‘lifecycle’, giving an overview of issues property litigators and surveyors face when working with tenants and landlords on commercial lease cases.

Fraser Brown help bring a Premier Board Game Café Bar to Nottingham

Ludorati Café Bar, a premier board game venue located in Nottingham’s city centre will be welcoming its first customers at a Grand Opening on Saturday, 19th March. Jo Soar, Fraser Brown's licensing specialist has secured the premises' license.

Employment Law updates

John Buchanan, Partner in the Employment and HR department provides updates on the increase on limits for statutory payments and on postponing Employment Tribunal claims.

“But we are common law husband and wife, so you are protected...”

Laura Clark comments on the recent case of Ms Joy Williams, which demonstrates that a common law husband or wife is not automatically afforded any legal entitlement on the death of their partner.

A fresh approach to resolving customer disputes

Disputes and complaints often arise when you are in business and they can be both costly and time consuming. The EU has recognised this and is responsible for setting up a method of alternative dispute resolution through the ODR Regulation.

Our Top 5 Tips to help Wedding Suppliers Avoid Falling Foul of the CMA

The wedding industry in the UK is said to be worth in excess of £10 billion each year with the average wedding costing around £36,000. All wedding suppliers require payment for the services that they provide, however, what happens if things go wrong?

Fraser Brown advises on sale of Impero Solutions by founder shareholder

Tom Gray, Corporate Partner at Fraser Brown Solicitors has advised founder shareholder and CEO of leading software business Impero Solutions, Jon Valentine, on the sale of his majority stake in the company.

Fraser Brown raise over £11,000 for Children’s Bereavement Centre

Fraser Brown raised an impressive sum of £11,500 for Newark-based Children’s Bereavement Centre throughout 2015.

The National Franchise Exhibition 2016 Survey

Fiona Boswell presents the results of the survey Fraser Brown conducted at the National Franchise Exhibition 2016 in Birmingham among the attending franchisees.

Is it discriminatory to be required to speak English at work?

John Buchanan discusses a recent case which has highlighted the potential difficulties for employers in making rules about the language that an employee is permitted to speak while at work.

New ruling in relation to privacy at work

John Buchanan discusses employees' rights to privacy at work.

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