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Employment Health Check

Employment Health Check

Published: 27 October 2013  |  Category: Employment News

With UK employment law continuing to develop at a rapid pace, it is important to ensure that your employment contracts and procedures are fully compliant and up to date so as to avoid unanticipated liabilities for your business...

Managing Absenteeism in the Work Place

Published: 27 October 2013  |  Category: Employment News

The London 2012  Olympic and Paralympic Games have come and gone and are becoming a distant memory.

Consent Orders and Family Mediation

Published: 27 October 2013  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Many couples think that a consent order ensures that all financial links have been severed. This is not necessarily the case

Off-Licence Saved from Revocation

Off-Licence Saved from Revocation

Published: 21 October 2013  |  Category: Licensing News

Whether you agree with the practice employed by Trading Standards officers to make undercover test purchases to catch out the unwary, it remains a tried and tested way for local councils to ensure that their licensees are complying with the law.

Property Pearls of Wisdom

Property Pearls of Wisdom

Published: 21 October 2013  |  Category: Property News

PCE Investors Ltd v Cancer Research UK (2012) made an important ruling in favour of landlords so far as break clauses are concerned.

Fletcher Day's Brazil Desk Delegation in the News

Published: 15 October 2013  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Our Brazil Desk delegation of lawyers last year, has won them another mention in the press, this time: the trade publication MD Communications White Paper.

Basement Vaults: What Lies Beneath?

Basement Vaults: What Lies Beneath?

Published: 18 June 2013  |  Category: Property News

There are many properties in central London with basement vaults under the pavement or the roadway, with no clear indication at all on who (if anyone) owns them.

Fletcher Day Appoints a New Partner

Published: 17 June 2013  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Fletcher Day is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Abrahamian as a Partner in our Property Team. Paula joined Fletcher Day as a Senior Associate in August 2012 and is a welcome addition to the management team at Fletcher Day, as we continue to build on our success and future growth.

Luiz Costa appears with President of the Brazilian Law Society

Luiz Costa appears with President of the Brazilian Law Society

Published: 4 March 2013  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Solicitor Luiz Costa from our Brazil Desk, appears (middle) with the recently elected president and vice-president of his city’s Brazilian Law Society. This photo was taken during a ceremony Luiz attended in January.

The editor of the local Gazette has invited to write a series of articles explaining the differences between the Brazilian and English legal systems, which he gladly accepted.

Conference: Doing Business with the BRICS: Legal and Business Perspectives

Published: 20 February 2013  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Solicitors Luiz Costa and Dominic Minett, from our Brazil Desk, will be speakers at the conference “Doing Business with the BRICS: Legal and Business Perspectives."  This is a one-day, CPD-accredited conference, providing delegates with key legal and commercial insights into doing business with or in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the “BRICS”).  Each BRICS country will be covered by a qualified lawyer, or other legal and/or business affairs expert on the BRICS market. There will be also be Q & A time.  This will be an excellent networking opportunity for delegates, both during and after the conference.

Date:  Friday 19 April 2013 ▪ 6 CPD hours/points

Venue: The Regency Room, Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London WC2N 5HX.

For more information please email Luiz Costa by clicking here

Employment Health Check

Published: 18 February 2013  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

To mark Julian Cox's arrival at the firm as our new Head of Employment we are offering businesses a free, complimentary employment health check.

With UK employment law continuing to develop at a rapid pace, it is important to ensure that your employment contracts and procedures are fully compliant and  up to date so as to avoid unanticipated liabilities for your business. We appreciate that you may have little time available to do this.

We can help your business by providing you with a free employment health check.  We will come to you and review your employment documents and procedures to ensure your business is compliant with the latest developments in employment law.  At the same time we will work with you to ensure your documentation and processes are tailored to the particular needs of your business. Based on this report we will then send you a complimentary report setting out our recommendations with no obligation to you.

Please contact Julian either by telephone (0207 632 1442) or email to make an appointment.

The Permanent Guide to Temporary Events Notices

Published: 16 February 2013  |  Category: Licensing News

It should be relatively simple to get a TEN, but the application process is paved with pitfalls.  Maria Guida,Partner and Head of Licensing explains the problems which range from not giving enough notice, service on the wrong parties and misunderstanding the rules on late applications.

Warning: High Value Property Tax

Published: 16 February 2013  |  Category: Property News

Here is a serious health warning to all property investors.  Just when you thought you had enough complications and taxes to deal with, the Government are soon to introduce the Annual Residential Property Tax (ARPT) which will come into effect from 1st April 2013.

Property Taxes and the Overseas Investor

Published: 16 February 2013  |  Category: Property News

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has had the overseas investor in UK property in his sights for some time and in particular the anti-avoidance schemes, that some investors adopt.  Yasmin Uddin, a Solicitor in our Property Team, considers the implications.

Live Music Act Reprise

Published: 23 January 2013  |  Category: Licensing News

As we reported on in our earlier artcle on live music and recorded music, the Live Music Act came into effect in October last year.

Music to My Ears (Reprise)

Published: 17 January 2013  |  Category: Licensing News

As we reported on in our earlier artcle on live music and recorded music, http://fdlicensing.com/2012/10/06/music-to-their-ears-musicians-and-pubs-alike-celebrate-as-restrictions-on-live-music-are-lifted/ the Live Music Act came into effect in October last year.

Irresponsible Drinks Promotions

Published: 8 November 2012  |  Category: Licensing News

In these difficult trading times many clubs and bars like to offer cheap drinks offers in order to boost sales.

Planning Laws to be Relaxed

Published: 8 November 2012  |  Category: Property News

You may have read recently that planning restrictions on home and business extensions are to be eased by the Government as part of a package of measures to help kick-start the economy.

The End of Chancel Repair as we know it?

Published: 27 October 2012  |  Category: Property News

The subject of chancel repair is set to become a hot topic of conversation in the property market, because an age old tradition will soon be changing

Fletcher Day's Brazil Desk has been featured in the Law Society Gazette

Published: 25 October 2012  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Click here to read the article.

Solicitors from our Brazil Desk were warmly received by representatives of the Brazilian Bar Association and dignitaries last week when they accompanied the visits of the Law Society and Lord Mayor of London, to Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Not only did partner Carolina Uribe and solicitors Dominic Minett and Luiz Costa take part in consular reception parties, they were also involved in a series of high-level meetings with partner law firms and companies.  Our Brazil Desk has put companies in Brazil and the UK in touch with each other and catalysed growth for both countries.

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