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.

Treat Kitchen targets Leicester's sweet tooth

Successful confectionery shop, The Treat Kitchen, has opened a new store in the upper mall of Leicester’s High Cross shopping centre. Law firm Fraser Brown secured the lease for their new premises.

Employment law update for April 2015

Ewan Carr discusses changes to parental leave and other key changes to employment law, which come into force this month.

Clarkson and the BBC - Can violence in the workplace ever be acceptable

You will all have read about the recent incident involving Jeremy Clarkson. However, once the petitions, media storms and egos are stripped away, we are left with a situation where an act of violence has taken place in the workplace.

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.


27.Mar.2015 | Licensing

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