Changes to EPC regulations

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 6th April 2014. These amend and correct the regulations from 2012.

Ban on cheap alcohol is introduced

The government’s legislation which will ban the sale of very cheap alcohol, is to come into force on 6th April.

Fraser Brown helps to re-open iconic hotel

The commercial property and insolvency departments at Nottingham based law firm Fraser Brown have worked with liquidators to re-open the iconic Izaak Walton hotel in Derbyshire.

Beer, Bingo and the Budget

Among the many measures and policies announced in the Budget 2014, there are several that will have an impact on the leisure sector as well as the general public.

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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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

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