Divorce fees could be on the rise

The government has proposed plans to increase the court fee for a divorce. This would see the cost jump from £410 to £750.

Errors should not affect validity of wills

A recent case in the Supreme Court has ruled that a mix up in signatures on mirror wills should not be allowed to disinherit a couple’s intended heir.

Post Jackson Reforms

We have previously written about the rule changes brought about by the “Jackson Reforms” in April 2013. This heralded a new landscape for litigation, especially from the point of view of funding and costs.

Jane joins Fraser Brown's property team

Fraser Brown’s commercial property department continues to expand with the addition of Jane Anderson.

Same sex marriage gets the go ahead

From 29 March this year, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 comes into force. This means that same sex couples will be able to be legally married in a religious or civil ceremony.

Minimum wage fines to target rogue employers

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced plans to toughen the regulations to crack down on rogue employers who fail to pay workers the national minimum wage.

Compensation for TV presenter

A television presenter has been awarded £3,250 compensation by a Birmingham Employment Tribunal after she was sacked for making an obscene gesture whilst on air in response to producers calling her a "whore" through her ear piece.

Policy no bar for later hours for Long Island

The licensing department at Fraser Brown has helped a late night venue get longer hours and to increase its capacity by almost 95% despite being located in the heart of a city centre saturation zone.

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Should holiday pay include commission

A few recent cases have brought to light the issue of how holiday pay is calculated and whether it should include commission/bonuses.

What to expect in property law in 2014

There are many changes expected in property law during the course of 2014. These cover both commercial and residential property. Some of the key points to look out for include:

Ban on zero hours contracts has been ruled out

Business secretary Vince Cable has ruled out banning zero hours contracts. However, there will be a consultation launched on whether there should be a ban on exclusivity clauses.

Shared parental leave

On 29 November the government published its response to the consultation on how the proposed statutory shared parental leave and pay system should work. This is due to be introduced by the Children and Families Bill in 2015.

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