Court of Appeal considers reasonableness of restrictive covenants

The often disputed area of restrictive covenants has come under scrutiny again in Coppage -v- Safety Net Services.

MOJ publishes latest Employment Tribunal statistics

The Ministry of Justice has recently published the statistics for the number of Employment Tribunal claims received between July and September 2013.

Removal of health insurance benefits found to be age discrimination

It has been held that the removal of permanent health insurance benefits once the employee turned 55 is both directly and indirectly discriminatory against the employee, on the basis of his age.

Supreme Court rules on legality of work for your benefits scheme

The Government has lost a Supreme Court appeal over a ruling that it’s ‘back to work’ schemes were legally flawed.

Policy no bar to BZR

The licensing department at Fraser Brown has helped a night club get later hours despite being located in the city centre saturation zone and strong objections from local residents.


13.Nov.2013 | Licensing

Seasonal workers rights

The European Parliament is proposing a new contract to prevent the exploitation of third-country seasonal workers who come to the EU to work.

World Cup 2014 Licensing hours

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the British Beer & Pub Association is calling on the government to offer greater flexibility on licensing hours during the opening and closing weekends.

Pregnancy discrimination to be examined

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have launched a research project into the extent of discrimination among pregnant workers and those on maternity leave.

Drop in employment tribunal claims

The Ministry of Justice has released figures that suggest the number of employment tribunal claims fell to only 1,000 in September, which is a quarter of the usual amount.

Family court discovers divorce scam

Britain’s top family judge has been asked to cancel 180 divorces after being told the UK courts have been exploited in a fraud by Italians seeking a quick end to their marriages.

Fraser Brown appoint new senior associate

Laura Clark, a solicitor in the wills and probate department at Fraser Brown has been promoted to senior associate.

Consultation to abolish personal licences

The Government has launched a consultation entitled "Personal Alcohol Licences, enabling targeted, local alternatives" to seek views on whether the system of personal licences should be abolished.


23.Oct.2013 | Licensing

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