Consumer Rights overhaul

Andrew Pilkington discusses The Consumer Rights Act, which has received Royal Assent and will be a major part of the government’s reform of UK consumer law.

Fraser Brown helps grow Buy to Let business

The commercial property department at Nottingham law firm Fraser Brown has recently worked with a local business woman to grow her Buy to Let Property Investment business.

Personal licence conditions announced

The government has finally clarified that publicans with personal licences expiring on or after 1 April 2015 will not need to apply for renewal.

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Retention of Title

Chris Chan, a solicitor in the dispute resolution department at Fraser Brown, explains why Retention of Title is particularly important in construction law.

Fraser Brown handles land exchange

The commercial property department at Fraser Brown has been involved in a recent transaction involving an exchange of land between the London Midland Railway Clubs Association (Colwick branch) and Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited.

Income threshold to be increased for charity audits

The government has recently announced that the income threshold at which charities are required to have their accounts audited will be increased from £500,000 to £1 million, with effect from 31 March 2015.

Landmark case could see large pay out

This week has seen a landmark case in the Supreme Court, which could potentially open up the flood gates for similar claims.

The mansion tax explained

Wendy Hooley explains the implication of introducing a 'mansion tax'.

Important Update Court costs to increase from 9 March

From 9 March 2015 there will be a significant change to the fees claimants will pay to issue a litigation claim in court where the value of the claim is greater than £10,000.

National minimum wage recommendations

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has published its recommendations in respect of the national minimum wage (NMW), recommending that the NMW for adults (those 21 and above) be increased by 3%, from £6.50, to £6.70 per hour.

Number of zero hours contracts continues to rise

A survey recently conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that approximately 697,000 individuals were employed on zero hours contracts as their main employment during the period of October to December 2014.

Failure to engage in ADR could reduce costs awarded

The High Court has recently penalised a successful defendant for failing to engage in ADR (alternative dispute resolution) by only awarding it two-thirds of its costs.

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