From accident victim to commodity a short guide from Fraser Brown

The Government has recently announced its intentions to make it unlawful for insurers to take referral fees from legal organisations bidding to handle compensation cases after accidents.

Relaxation of licensing hours for the Queens Jubilee

The Government has now published its draft Order containing proposals to allow the relaxation of licensing hours during a special holiday weekend to mark the occasion of the Queens Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

The Tevez affair and an employers right to dismissal

You would be forgiven for thinking that a Champions League football match would not be the most obvious of settings for one of the most talked about and controversial employment law situations of the last few years.

Social Media. Think: What would your Mother say?

The use of social media continues to be on the increase and whilst it can offer many personal and professional benefits its use can be fraught with difficulties.

Localism Act 2011 Community Right to Bid for Land of Local Significance

The Localism Act 2011 received royal assent on 15 November 2011. The Act, which began to come into force from November, largely deals with changes to local government law and town and country planning.

Sporting Image Rights: Why Are They So Important?

Sporting image rights is now a global, multi-million pound industry. Therefore, control of these is all important. Here, we look at a couple of examples of different kinds of sporting image rights and the key provisions of each.

Employment Law for the Licensed trade

With strong employment and licensing teams, Fraser Brown are in the ideal position to understand and offer advice on the employment law issues that affect the licensed trade.

Live Football screenings from Foreign Broadcasts

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that legal restrictions on the sale and use of foreign satellite decoder cards in the UK are contrary to EU law on free trade.


19.Oct.2011 | Licensing

Government consultation on relaxing the licensing hours for the Queens Jubilee

The Government has published a consultation seeking views on its proposal to relax the licensing hours during a special 4 day weekend to mark the occasion of the Queens Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

Default Retirement Age Set to Be Abolished

From 1st October 2011, employers will no longer be able to retire employees who have passed their 65th birthday, on the grounds of their age; new laws will make such an action an automatically unfair dismissal.

Equal Treatment for Agency Workers

From October 2011, temporary agency workers will have the right to receive the same treatment as full-time employees doing the same job in terms of basic working and employment conditions through the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

New Paternity Rights in Force

Parents are now legally entitled to share time off work during the first year after childbirth. The right also extends to adoptive parents-to-be.

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