Execute your Franchise Agreement correctly- tips for both the franchisor and franchisee

Having been a long and sometimes arduous process, you have managed to successfully negotiate the terms of your Franchise Agreement! However if it has not been executed (signed) correctly it could potentially mean it’s invalid and unenforceable.

Black Friday 2017: Key considerations for business owners

In recent years, the American institution of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has made its way across the Atlantic to become an annual event for British retailers.

GDPR – considerations for employers

Most businesses will now be aware of the forthcoming Data Protection Bill which brings into effect the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) and modernise our data protection laws.

Legal Update: Brand Infringement and Unjustified Threats

In October 2017, the new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 came into force. The purpose of the Act was to amend the law governing unjustified threats to commence legal proceedings for infringement of intellectual property rights.

Online Divorces - Sound Simple?

A £1billion reform to the justice system has meant that Nottingham is now one of three places to pilot an Online Divorce scheme. The Ministry of Justice has announced that it is looking to extend the incentive to other centres.

Debt Claims: Delay, Delay, Delay

On October 1st the new "Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims" came into force. These delays could pose some obstacles for those looking to recover debts from individuals or sole traders.

Nottingham host first Property Litigation Association event in the East Midlands

A great turn out and opportunity to develop existing talent for property litigators in the region.

Expected new law could offer paid leave to bereaved parents

At present, whether or not to provide leave for bereavement leave is down to the individual employer, though perhaps not for long in some cases...

East Midlands Business Community get in the swing to raise money for life saving equipment

The inaugural Pros and Cons golf day took place at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club. The winning team announced that the £1500 raised will contribute towards two new defibrillators in the Derbyshire area.

TUPE - What you need to know

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) provides for the transfer of employees following the transfer of a business or where services are outsourced.

Update: An employees right to privacy

This unique case tells the story of when a line was drawn between professional and personal communications, and what access the employer had the right to...

Nottingham professionals turn detective for charity Espionage event

When 12 teams of Nottingham professionals come together to raid a rainy Nottingham city centre in search of clues, this happens...

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