Deregulation of entertainment licensing

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


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.

Government launches consultation to deregulate film exhibition 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.


25.Jul.2013 | Licensing

Fraser Brown support successful tapas restaurant

The commercial property department at Nottingham based law firm Fraser Brown have negotiated and secured a lease for Iberico World Tapas to open a new restaurant in Bold Lane, Derby.

Same sex marriage becomes legal

The Marriage (same sex couples) Bill has this week received Royal Assent in England and Wales. This means that the first same sex marriage ceremonies are expected to take place by summer 2014.

Government announces licensing reforms

The Minister of State for Crime Prevention, Jeremy Browne has announced the government's response to the Alcohol Strategy consultation.


23.Jul.2013 | Licensing

The interview process and reasonable adjustments

This recently came before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)

The search is on for Nottingham's next top retailers

Fraser Brown is behind a city-wide competition to find two new Nottingham retailers who will each win £10,000 in funding "“ and business support from some of the city's top business experts.

Redundancy and bumping

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an employee can be dismissed fairly for redundancy where the employee's own job remains, but the needs of the business for different kinds of employees reduces.

Fraser Brown work with new Boilermaker concept bar

The commercial property and licensing departments at Fraser Brown have recently helped Boilermaker, a new "˜hidden bar' concept to open in Nottingham city centre.

New partner at Fraser Brown

Fraser Brown has appointed John Buchanan as a partner in their Employment and HR department.

Directors of failed companies could be held liable

Business secretary Vince Cable is reportedly set to propose widening the circumstances in which people that have run failed companies can be held personally liable for the firm's debts.

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