What to expect in property law in 2014

There are many changes expected in property law during the course of 2014. These cover both commercial and residential property. Some of the key points to look out for include:

Ban on zero hours contracts has been ruled out

Business secretary Vince Cable has ruled out banning zero hours contracts. However, there will be a consultation launched on whether there should be a ban on exclusivity clauses.

Shared parental leave

On 29 November the government published its response to the consultation on how the proposed statutory shared parental leave and pay system should work. This is due to be introduced by the Children and Families Bill in 2015.

Worst in Europe for parental pay

The TUC, which represents 6.2 million working people in Britain, has recently published a report which states we are the worst nation when it comes to parental leave pay.

Plans to toughen up on those who help underage drinkers

The think-tank Demos has stated that the government should introduce tougher punishments for parents, siblings and friends who buy alcohol for children.

Fraser Brown work with Za Za Bazaar again

Walaiti Rathore, a licensing specialist at Fraser Brown has helped Za Za Bazaar open their second restaurant in the UK.

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04.Dec.2013 | Licensing

Why it pays for an employer to have insurance

An insurance policy to cover your business for claims by employees or ex employees is not always top of the list of priorities in board or management meetings.

New orders to tackle domestic abuse

Theresa May has announced tough new powers to tackle domestic violence will be introduced across England and Wales.

Wealthy divorce is tearing a family apart

An intense divorce battle between a couple married for 43 years has split a family in half and rung up a £700,000 legal bill before the case has even entered court.

National Family Dispute Resolution Week

This week it is National Family Dispute Resolution Week. The aim of this campaign is to highlight the alternatives to court for separating and divorcing couples, and raise awareness of all the options available.

Employment Appeals Tribunal considers the law relating to disability discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently overturned a decision of the Employment Tribunal

Personal licence statistics

Recent figures released by The Home Office reveal that there was a 7% rise in the number of personal licences issued in England and Wales in the year to 31 March 2013.

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