Execution of your franchise agreement

It is vital to ensure that the franchise agreement is properly executed to ensure that all intended entities and individuals are joined as parties.

Statutory sick pay

On 6 April 2014 a new statutory instrument came into force which meant that it is no longer possible for employers to reclaim statutory sick pay paid to employees from the Government.

Update on ban of cheap alcohol sales

We reported several months ago that the government planned to implement new legislation that would ban the sale of very cheap alcohol. This was originally due to come into force on 6th April, but actually only came into effect on 14th May.

Search engines crack down

Google has cracked down on websites that charge a “service fee” on top of the standard government charges for official documents such as driving licences, tax discs and European Health Insurance Cards.

Is enfranchisement right for you

Enfranchisement is an option available to many flat owners. The process gives tenants the right to buy the freehold of their building.

The right to be forgotten online

The topic of what information is stored in search engines on the internet has hit the news this week following a case that has set a major precedent over what is referred to as ‘the right to be forgotten’.

Fraser Brown help change the face of Bingham

The commercial property department at Fraser Brown has recently worked with a number of independent retailers to establish premises in Bingham town centre.

Family court reforms

On 22nd April a number of significant changes were made to the family law process.

Attack launched on zero hours contracts

Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee recently published an interim report on zero hours contracts, contributing to the Government’s current consultation on such contracts.

No direct TUPE claim

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that an employee cannot bring a direct claim against a transferee for failure to provide information to a transferor when a TUPE situation arises.

Failure to provide toilets held to be disability discrimination

An employee suffering from multiple sclerosis has been awarded compensation of almost £14,000 following a successful claim against Boots Opticians for constructive unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments

Acas early conciliation set to become mandatory

Claimants wishing to lodge a tribunal claim will now be required to contact ACAS, who will attempt to promote a settlement before the claim is lodged.

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