Family court fees on the rise

As of 1st July this year, the court fees payable in family law cases have increased. In some cases, these rises will be quite considerable and have been introduced at relatively short notice.

Fraser Brown represent off licence store

The licensing department at Fraser Brown has recently represented an off licence store at a licensing hearing.

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03.Jul.2013 | Licensing

Changes to whistleblowing laws

The topic of whistleblowing has hit the headlines again with the case of Edward Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor.

Discrimination in employment

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that an individual with a close connection to an organisation may be capable of making comments that amount to a prima facie case of discrimination.

New air conditioning regulations for landlords

From January 2015, the use of a type of cooling gas found in many air conditioning systems and chillers will be banned.

Guidance on social media advertising

Online advertising continues to grow in popularity as a cost-effective way for companies to reach their target audience.

Fraser Brown host East Midlands Food Group meeting

On Monday 15 July, Fraser Brown will host the next meeting of the East Midlands Food Group at their Friar Lane office in the city centre.

Collective agreements

The Court of Appeal has held that a trade union would not have agreed to a provision in a collective agreement that provided an employer with an unfettered right to choose between two possible rates of pay.

Consumer Rights Bill

The government has published the Draft Consumer Rights Bill, which is the most significant overhaul of UK consumer law in decades.

Motorway Services Licensing

Following on from the announcement that J D Wetherspoon is set to open a pub at a motorway services off the M40, it has highlighted issues surrounding the sale of alcohol at motorway service areas.

Settlement Agreements

New legislation enabling confidential pre-termination Settlement Agreements is expected to come into force this summer.

Cap on unfair dismissal compensatory award

A statutory instrument has been laid before Parliament that will impose a new cap on the compensatory award in unfair dismissal claims.

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