Divorce centres

2014 saw the introduction of the single Family Court. Following these significant changes in family law, a network of centralised divorce centres will now be established. Sara Tomlinson explains the purpose of these in more detail.

Fraser Brown advises on changes to Intestacy Rules

The Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 (ITPA 2014) affects the way in which assets of those people who die without making a will are shared between their relatives. Joanne Buckley of Fraser Brown Solicitors explains this in more detail.

Shared Parental Leave - the new regime

April 2015 sees a big shake up of parental leave rights in the UK, as explained by Ewan Carr.

Obesity as a disability - an update

Ewan Carr discusses the Danish case of FOA (Kaltoft) v Billund.

Unfit to return to work

Miss Doran worked for the DWP and went on sick leave from 10 January 2010 owing to stress. She submitted a medical certificate and asked if part-time hours could be considered going forward. John Buchanan discusses the case.

What can constitute a settlement

In the case of Bieber and others v Teathers Limited a court held that an exchange of emails between the claimants' solicitors and the defendant's solicitors constituted a binding settlement.

Fraser Brown work with Trent Instruments

The commercial property department at Fraser Brown has recently assisted a Nottingham based company to purchase larger premises.

A view on Nottingham's skyline

At the recent Nottingham Professional Services (NPS) panel event, the skyline of Nottingham (or lack of) was discussed in the context of developing the city and future infrastructure investment.

Landlords face new energy efficiency standards

From 2018, new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) will come into force. This could lead to landlords facing financial penalties and being unable to let their properties if they fail to meet the standards.

Fraser Brown work with Promethean Particles

Fraser Brown are Nottingham’s oldest independent law firm. That pedigree comes from working with innovative clients inventing and re-inventing themselves over many years.

Fraser Brown has two members on NJLD committee

Two members of staff from Fraser Brown have been appointed to the committee of Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD), part of the Law Society.

Family law representation costs

Courts now have the power to direct the HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to bear the costs of legal representation, according to a High Court judge.

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