Update on whiplash claims

Today, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has backed proposals to make it more difficult for persons suffering injuries to their neck and back (so called "˜whiplash injuries') to bring claims for compensation against the negligent party.

Deregulation of Entertainment Licensing

The government has recently announced their proposal to deregulate some types of entertainment licensing.

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11.Mar.2013 | Licensing

Dealing with a moonlighting employee

The recent case of a nurse being removed from her profession has highlighted the issue of "moonlighting" which employers sometimes have to deal with.

Lexcel success for another year

Fraser Brown has yet again been successful in securing the national Law Societys law management quality mark, Lexcel.

Acas launches settlement agreement consultation

Acas, the conciliation and advisory service, has recently launched its consultation on the new Code of Practice on settlement agreements.

TV broadcasts and copyright are back in the spotlight

The FA Premier League are having a fresh crackdown on foreign football TV broadcasts in licensed venues, following on from numerous civil lawsuits brought about several months ago. In each case at least £25,000 in damages is being sought.

Legal Aid after 1st April 2013

Legal aid for Family Law cases is being very severely cut back on 1st April. After then, even if you are on benefits or a low income you will simply not be able to get legal aid for advice or representation at court about many legal issues.

More flexibility for farmers

There is positive news this week for farmers and owners of farm buildings. The government has confirmed plans to consult on allowing more flexibility for changes of use of existing agricultural buildings.

Empty Nest Syndrome

Recent research by Relate, the country's largest provider of relationship support, has revealed that many couples feel very daunted and unsure of their relationship once their children have left the family home.

Government Back to Work Schemes

The Coalition Government's Back To Work Schemes have suffered a set-back after the Court of Appeal ruled that such schemes were legally flawed.

New Dog Attack Laws

The government has announced that from April 2016, all dogs in England will have to be micro chipped as part of an attempt to cut the number of strays and make pet owners more responsible for their animals.

Bullying at Work

A recent television report revealed some alarming findings, following a survey carried out into workplace bullying.

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