Disciplinary and grievance hearings - the right to be accompanied

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in Toal v GB Oils Ltd recently considered the following:

Consultation on change of use of buildings

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is consulting on proposals to amend the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.

Update on BBC severance pay scandal

In July we commented on this recent high profile case and the culture of large severance payments generally.

Is an employer's use of covert surveillance lawful

A recent Employment Tribunal decision that allowed an employer's use of covert surveillance in dismissing an employee did not breach an employee's human rights, in this case, the right to a private life.

OFT results of study into quick house sales

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has this week published a report highlighting the outcome of a study they had carried out into quick house sales and the practices of businesses involved with these sales.

Government launches consultation to deregulate exhibition of films for community premises

The Government has launched a consultation to partially deregulate exhibition of films in community premises such a church halls, village halls, community halls or other such premises.

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07.Aug.2013 | Licensing

Employment Tribunal fees

From 29th July 2013, applicants to the Employment Tribunal will have to pay a fee to lodge their claims.

Fraser Brown work with UK's biggest restaurant to get licence for later hours granted

Walaiti Rathore, a licensing specialist at Fraser Brown Solicitors, made an application in respect of Za Za Bazaar to vary the premises licence for the venue.

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06.Aug.2013 | Licensing

Changes to National Minimum Wage

The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2013 have been approved by Parliament, so the rates on the National Minimum Wage will be increased in accordance with most of the recommendations from the Low Pay Commission.

Fraser Brown advises Crossfit Nottingham

The commercial contracts team at Fraser Brown has recently worked with the revolutionary fitness and training provider in Nottingham in connection with a joint venture arrangement with fitness equipment supplier Again Faster Equipment.

Deregulation of entertainment licensing

In January the Government announced details of changes to the entertainment licensing regime under the Licensing act 2003.

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01.Aug.2013 | Licensing

Trends suggest children will continue to be born out of marriage

Figures show that the proportion of children born out of wedlock rose in 2012 for the 40th consecutive year. The figure stands at 47.5% of children born to unmarried parents.

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