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.

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.

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