BFA Franchise survey outcomes

The British Franchise Association (BFA) has worked closely with Natwest to conduct research into the franchise industry.

Flood support guidance is published

The government has published guidance informing local authorities, businesses and homeowners of schemes intended to help those who have been affected by flooding since 1 December 2013 to recover.

Housing builds at a six year high

According to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the number of new houses being built in England last year was the highest for six years.

New code of conduct for personal injury claims

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has unveiled its new voluntary code of conduct for members dealing with road traffic accidents.

Patersons Licensing Acts 2014

Two members of the licensing team at Fraser Brown have been acknowledged in Patersons Licensing Acts 2014.


18.Feb.2014 | Licensing

New partnership rules

The corporate department at Fraser Brown is warning firms that are operating as partnerships that they need to be ready to comply with proposed taxation rules from 6th April.

Guidance on ill health dismissals

(BS v Dundee City Council [2013] ScotCS) One of the biggest problems employers face is managing employees who are off sick. A Scottish decision has recently provided some useful guidance.

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.

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