Fraser Brown is a cut above the rest

The commercial property department at Fraser Brown have been working with a local businessman to help grow his empire of hair salons in Nottingham city centre.

Fraser Brown help licence city bar

The licensing department at Fraser Brown has recently helped a city bar in Nottingham to obtain a new premises licence after it was closed by the police following allegations that the premises were being used to host a “cannabis party”.


07.May.2014 | Licensing

Buying a property at auction

Buying a property at auction is increasing in popularity, largely because it can cut down the potentially lengthy conveyancing process and the deal is done as soon as the hammer falls.

New Lakeside owners have grand plans

The commercial property department at Fraser Brown has recently worked with the Lakeside Tower on Mansfield Road, which has been acquired by a new owner.

Grounds for divorce

It is a bit of a myth that you can file for divorce for any reason you desire. In reality, in UK law there are only 5 grounds that you can choose from. They are:

Digital legacies and wills

The Law Society has produced updated advice for writing wills in the 21st century, which focuses on leaving a digital legacy. Emma Small, a solicitor at Bingham based Fraser Brown Solicitors explains this in more detail.

Additional searches for home buyers

Alongside the standard searches that most lenders require homebuyers to undertake, there are some additional searches that are optional and can provide a more in depth picture of the property and local area.

Inspection of ex-employees computers

A recent case in the High Court has ordered that an employer may instruct an independent computer expert to inspect and take images from the computers of two former employees.

Civil proceedings fees in force

New court fees for the County Court and High Court will come into effect from 22 April 2014. Fees in the Court of Appeal remain the same.

Penalties to increase for employing illegal workers

A draft order has been laid before Parliament which would see the maximum civil penalty increase for illegally employing an immigrant worker, from £10,000 to £20,000.

Changes to recovery of commercial rent arrears

Businesses that rent their commercial premises should be aware that the landlord’s right to implement the common law self-help remedy of distress for arrears of rent was abolished on 6th April.

Know your limits for Category B machines

Operators of newer Adult Gaming Centres (AGC) and bingo premises need to be aware of the changes to regulations which came into effect on 1st April.

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