Nottingham Auctioneers appoint new Executive Director

Trevor Palethorpe MNAVA has joined the Board of Directors at Arthur Johnson and Sons Ltd, a company with over 100 years of experience as auctioneers and valuers. His remit will be to introduce new divisions and to drive future growth.

Fit notes - have they made a difference?

A recent study conducted by the Nottingham University finds that fit notes appear to have little impact on managing sick leave.

Tax treatment of termination payments potentially simplified

The government has entered into a consultation on simplifying the tax treatment of termination payments, i.e. the payments that are often set out in settlement agreements, or awarded to a claimant at the conclusion of an employment tribunal case.

Equal treatment of agency workers confined to working time and pay

The recent case of Coles v Ministry of Defence saw the Employment Appeals Tribunal consider whether an agency worker, in a temporary role, has the right under EU law to apply for their role, and be preferred over the employer’s permanent employees.

Dangers and legal risks of Social Media in the Workplace

It is widely acknowledged that social media can be an extremely useful communication tool for businesses, however, disciplinary issues arising from comments made on them are becoming increasingly common.

Fraser Brown organise a Rounders Tournament

Fraser Brown organised a Rounders Tournament at the Old Nottinghamians sports ground on Adbolton Lane on Thursday, raising £500 for the Children’s Bereavement Centre.

The recent case of Ilott v Mitson - is my will safe from challenge?

Laura Clark discusses the recent case of Ilott v Mitson and explains why careful consideration must be given when making your will.

Greene King v Gambling Commission

The First-Tier Tribunal has allowed the appeal of Greene King against the decision of the Gambling Commission to refuse applications for bingo operating licences.

The Rank Group Plc v HMRC

On 8 July, the Supreme Court found against The Rank Group plc (‘Rank’) in the latest decision on the long-running litigation concerning the VAT treatment of slot machines between 2002 and 2005.

Fraser Brown promotes trio

Nottingham law firm Fraser Brown has rounded off the end of a successful financial year with the promotion of three senior associate solicitors to partner.

Alcohol licence granted to take away and delivery service despite super strength objections

Walaiti Rathore, a licensing specialist at Fraser Brown, has helped a hot food take away and delivery business get a licence without any restrictions on the sale of super strength alcohol products and other contested conditions

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30.Jun.2015 | Licensing

When cheap divorce goes wrong

A recent case in the High Court has highlighted the dangers of ‘on the cheap’ divorces and what can happen if the legal process is rushed and without full financial disclosure.

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