Consumer Rights Bill

The government has published the Draft Consumer Rights Bill, which is the most significant overhaul of UK consumer law in decades.

Motorway Services Licensing

Following on from the announcement that J D Wetherspoon is set to open a pub at a motorway services off the M40, it has highlighted issues surrounding the sale of alcohol at motorway service areas.

Settlement Agreements

New legislation enabling confidential pre-termination Settlement Agreements is expected to come into force this summer.

Cap on unfair dismissal compensatory award

A statutory instrument has been laid before Parliament that will impose a new cap on the compensatory award in unfair dismissal claims.

Dilapidations claims update

The topic of supersession in dilapidation claims has been in the spotlight again in several cases in the High Court.

Fraser Brown act for Admiral Taverns

Walaiti Rathore, a licensing solicitor at Fraser Brown, has recently acted for Admiral Taverns in an application to vary the premises licence for later hours at The White Hart in Bridgwater.


13.Jun.2013 | Licensing

Update on landmark family law case

At the end of last year, we commented on a potentially groundbreaking family law case relating to the Court's rights in family cases to "˜pierce the corporate veil' and make orders in favour of a spouse against the assets of a company.

New system of criminal records checks

New legislation has come into force to implement a new system whereby old and minor cautions and convictions will no longer appear on criminal records checks undertaken by employers for certain roles.

Late Payment of Commercial Debts Interest Act 1998

The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (No.2) Regulations (Amended Regulations) came into force on 14 May this year

The Franchise Agreement

Are you considering becoming a franchisee? If so you will require clear and concise advice from a legal team with one of the highest reputations in franchising.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

Lease Negotiation

Finding the right location for your new store is literally the most fundamental action that will spell the success or failure of your franchise.


06.Jun.2013 | Factsheet

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

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