Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders

Most of the licensed trade will now be aware that two of the more controversial measures under the Police and Social Responsibility Act 2011 are due to come into force on 31st October 2012.


09.Oct.2012 | Licensing

Fraser Brown harvests growth of restaurant chain

The commercial property department of leading Nottingham law firm Fraser Brown has recently completed the property transaction for a new Harvester Salad and Grill restaurant.

Licensing Update

There are some changes on the horizon that will affect licensed premises.

Proposed Codes of Practice will allow young volunteers to lie in alcohol test purchase operations

The Government has launched a consultation on a draft Code of Practice for all age restricted products and services, including alcohol.


28.Aug.2012 | Licensing

The Energy Act and what it means to landlords

Under the Act, the Secretary of State is under an obligation to make regulations whereby private Landlords or domestic and commercial premises must achieve a certain level of energy efficiency before being able to let their property.

Fraser Brown help BZR move across city centre

The commercial property and licensing departments at leading Nottingham law firm Fraser Brown have worked with BZR bar to re-locate at a new site in Nottingham city centre.

Licensing Act Reforms - October 2012

There are several changes to the Licensing Act being introduced this October, which licensed venues and the public need to be aware of. David Lucas provides an overview of these and how they will affect licensed premises.

Post termination competition

The Court of Appeal has recently ruled in the case of Customer Systems Plc (CS) v Ranson (R) [2012] that a fiduciary duty is not implied by law, but depends on the content of the contract.

Proposals for Employment Tribunal Fees

The Ministry of Justice has recently published the results of its consultation on the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal.

Employment Tribunal Claims Fall

The annual employment tribunal statistics have been published.

Redundancy: reduction in numbers of staff not required

In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Packman -v- Fauchon, the EAT confirmed that a reduction in the number of employees carrying out work of a particular kind is not required to satisfy the legal test for redundancy.

Franchise industry survey results

The latest annual NatWest bfa Franchise survey shows that franchising has continued to thrive and buck the national economic downturn.

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