A guide to the planning system

When considering setting up a business you may require planning permission. Check with the Council's Planning Department that the premises have suitable permissions for the type of business you are looking to operate from the site.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

Licensing in Franchising

Our Licensing Team provide advice and assistance in applying for a Premises Licence.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

Corporate structure in Franchising

If you decide to take on a franchise then you will need some advice on corporate structure.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

Employment law and Franchising

Employers are rightly concerned about ever growing regulation of businesses in respect of employees, and the ever growing "bundle" of rights for employees that go with it.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

Buying or selling a franchise business

While some franchisees will be looking to start up a new business, other franchisees may favour purchasing a business already in existence. Equally a current franchisee may wish to sell their existing business.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

Debt Recovery in Franchising

Debt recovery is a vital part of any business with supplier agreements and we have a dedicated team on hand to offer comprehensive support and assistance at every stage of the debt recovery process.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

Post Employment Victimisation

Prior to the Equality Act 2010, former employees were protected from victimisation against acts by former employers.

Preparation is the key to cash in on the Ashes

It is set to be a historical summer for Nottingham, with the arrival of the Ashes at Trent Bridge. It should not be overlooked how many opportunities these sporting events present for local business, in particular the leisure sector.

Good faith as part of a long-term contract

In a recent court hearing, the High Court showed a willingness to imply a duty of good faith and fair dealing in a contractual relationship.

Planning reforms aim to reduce number of empty retail units

The government has announced this week they plan to cut red tape and relax the "˜change of class' planning law that will allow shops and restaurants to "˜pop up' and aim to reduce the number of empty retail units on our high streets.

Employment Tribunal fees update

HM Courts and Tribunal Service have announced today that the date for the implementation of fees into Employment Tribunals will be Monday 29th July 2013.

Fraser Brown continues to grow

Leading law firm Fraser Brown has added three solicitors to their growing Nottingham office.

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