Corporate update

The first half of 2015 has been healthy so far in terms of corporate transactions and deal activity at Fraser Brown.

Fraser Brown expand corporate team

The corporate team at Fraser Brown has continued to expand, with the addition of a new solicitor. This follows on from the recruitment of a partner and newly qualified solicitor to the department last year.

Fraser Brown sponsor art competition

Nottingham law firm Fraser Brown is supporting Nottingham Society of Artists by sponsoring their Annual Showcase Exhibition.

No presumption in favour of natural parent

A recent case in the family court has highlighted the issues of presumption in favour of a natural parent being a child’s primary carer.

Financial settlement and the importance of a clean break

Many people going through divorce mistakenly believe that once Decree Absolute (the final decree dissolving the marriage) is granted by the Court that all financial ties automatically come to an end.

Costs against Claimant - the Tribunal gets tough

Historically the Employment Tribunal has been reluctant to make costs awards. However, in the case of Chadburn v Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Anor, the EAT upheld a decision to award £10,000 of costs against the Claimant.

A challenge to the one year compensation cap for unfair dismissal

Following the Government’s decision to reduce the cap on unfair dismissal compensation from £74,200 to one year’s salary, which came into force on 29 July 2013, a law firm called Compromise Agreements Ltd sought a legal challenge.

Collective redundancy consultation

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently handed down its decision regarding when employers are obliged to collectively consult in a redundancy situation.

Charitable Incorporated Organisations

Kirstin Thompson discusses charitable incorporated organisations (CIO), new corporate structures which came into effect from January 2013.

Deregulation of alcohol and entertainment licensing to benefit businesses

The Live Music Act 2012 created an exemption for premises authorised and open to sell or supply alcohol for consumption on the premises to provide live music between 8.00am and 11.00 pm without the need to give a temporary event notice or be licensed


28.Apr.2015 | Licensing

Fraser Brown advise in Wilfrid Whittington deal

The owners of Wilfrid Whittington, Nottingham’s leading retail and wholesale florist, have completed a deal to sell the entire issued share capital to APAC Packaging Ltd, assisted by Fraser Brown and UHY Hacker Young.

The Small Business Act

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act has recently gained royal assent, meaning a range of new measures aimed at supporting UK’s small business have become law.

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