High percentage of commercial court cases involve foreign litigants

Figures recently published by the Justice Minister show that, since records started in 2008, there has been a year on year increase in the number of cases in the Commercial Court involving at least one party from abroad.

Home Office announce outcome of World Cup consultation

On 13th March, the Home Office launched a two week consultation on the proposal to relax licensing hours nationally for England matches during this summer’s World Cup. Today it has been announced that this has been granted.

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31.Mar.2014 | Licensing

Inheritance Tax Planning

David Cameron has announced that the Conservatives would like to cut inheritance tax suggesting that the party may go into the next election reviving its pledge to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m.

Fee increase for bankruptcy and winding up orders

The Insolvency Service has published the Insolvency Proceedings Order 2014 which details the fee increases for deposits payable on a bankruptcy petition and a petition for the winding up of a company. These will come into force from 6 April 2014.

Differences between separation and divorce

A frequently asked question and topic that can cause confusion is the legal differences between a separation and a divorce.

Fair game for Insolvency case

The recent judgment given by the Court of Appeal in the ‘Game’ computer software store’s case has been hailed as a victory for common sense by both landlords and insolvency practitioners.

Japanese Knotweed - a thug in your garden

The science fiction novel “The Day of the Triffids” by John Wyndham who writes about man-eating plants as a result of a meteor storm springs to mind when considering the issue of Japanese Knotweed which has embedded itself in our gardens.

Fraser Brown power through deal

The corporate department at Fraser Brown solicitors have worked with a newly formed company to purchase the business and assets of Midland Power Distributors UK Ltd, a Worcester based company who supply machinery, engines and replacement spare parts

Fraser Brown licensing roundtable

Members of the licensing team at Fraser Brown recently attended an event to discuss relevant topics and issues currently affecting the leisure sector in Nottingham.

Recession has led to increase in divorce

According to official figures recently released, the number of couples divorcing rose in the aftermath of the recession.

Home Office gives super strength warning to supermarkets and pubs

The Home Office has warned the drinks industry to take more action to tackle the sale of cheap super strength beers and ciders.

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05.Mar.2014 | Licensing

BFA Franchise survey outcomes

The British Franchise Association (BFA) has worked closely with Natwest to conduct research into the franchise industry.

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