Christmas questions: Understanding consumer rights

With many of us finding Christmas a particularly expensive time of year, it is vital that businesses and consumers are up to date on consumers’ rights and obligations in respect of Data Protection in relation to any goods or services supplied.

Employment Law Resolutions 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017 and return to the office following the festivities of Christmas and New Year what will dominate the focus of HR departments in 2018?

New specialist courts set to resolve timely financial divorce claims

Katie Beal, Head of Family Law at Fraser Brown Solicitors, has seen an increased pressure on the courts to process divorces quicker and more efficiently.

Christmas cheer and seasonal woes in employment law

Here we look at what common pitfalls to avoid, what happens if staff bonding goes wrong on various levels, and how to ensure that your business is protected from certain headaches of a legal nature during the festive season.

GDPR FAQ’s

The aim of GDPR is to clarify the law in the area of data protection, and bring the laws protecting individual’s data and rights into the current digital age.

Warning to employers over National Minimum Wage

260 employers, including Primark and Sports Direct, have been named and shamed by the UK government for paying staff below the national minimum wage. Publicising cases in this way is part of the Governments wider strategy to crack down on companies b

Execute your Franchise Agreement correctly- tips for both the franchisor and franchisee

Having been a long and sometimes arduous process, you have managed to successfully negotiate the terms of your Franchise Agreement! However if it has not been executed (signed) correctly it could potentially mean it’s invalid and unenforceable.

GDPR – considerations for employers

Most businesses will now be aware of the forthcoming Data Protection Bill which brings into effect the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) and modernise our data protection laws.

Legal Update: Brand Infringement and Unjustified Threats

In October 2017, the new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 came into force. The purpose of the Act was to amend the law governing unjustified threats to commence legal proceedings for infringement of intellectual property rights.

Online Divorces - Sound Simple?

A £1billion reform to the justice system has meant that Nottingham is now one of three places to pilot an Online Divorce scheme. The Ministry of Justice has announced that it is looking to extend the incentive to other centres.

Debt Claims: Delay, Delay, Delay

On October 1st the new "Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims" came into force. These delays could pose some obstacles for those looking to recover debts from individuals or sole traders.

Nottingham host first Property Litigation Association event in the East Midlands

A great turn out and opportunity to develop existing talent for property litigators in the region.

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