Upcoming changes in Employment Law

HR practitioners and lawyers alike will be relieved to note that 2014 is expected to be far less busy than 2013 when it comes to changes in employment law. However, there are a number of changes expected to come into force this year

Prenuptial agreements could be given legal status

Until now, pre-nuptial agreements have not been automatically recognised by English courts.

Post termination restrictions on employees

Many employers understand the value of having carefully drafted restrictive covenants in contracts of employment.

Super strength objection labelled as academic and hypothetical

Walaiti Rathore, a licensing specialist at Fraser Brown has helped a convenience store get a licence without any restrictions on the sale of super strength alcohol products despite objections.


06.Feb.2014 | Licensing

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.


14.Jan.2014 | Licensing

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