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  • Monday 19th February 2024

    Quick reference section

    Statutory minimum notice periods: An employer must give at least: • One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more, but less than two years. • One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more ...

  • Monday 19th February 2024

    The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023

    The Government aims to introduce the first set of changes under the new Act on 4 March 2024, following the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022. The Act came into law in 2023 and saw the establishment of a new Companies House register of overseas entities that own real estate in ...

  • Monday 19th February 2024

    Politics - Can you keep political discussions out of the workplace?

    With 2024 likely to be a General Election year here in the UK, employers might want to think about how a change in government might immediately affect their business operations. For example, will there be a shake-up of workers’ rights and could zero-hours contracts be banned, will there be an ...

  • Monday 19th February 2024

    Flexible working requests

    As highlighted in our round up of 2024, flexible working regulations change from 6th April 2024. Here is a reminder for employers regarding dealing with flexible working requests now. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working known as making a statutory application. ...

  • Monday 19th February 2024

    Employment law 2024, what’s changing?

    There are several changes to employment law which employers should be aware of this year. Here is our round up of the key changes and some of the other issues on the horizon and timings to be aware of. National Living Wage rise From April 1, The National Living Wage rises take ...

  • Monday 15th January 2024

    Gullands welcomes four new fee earners to growing teams

    Gullands is delighted to welcome four new fee earners who have joined our growing Corporate and Commercial and Private Client teams in recent months. Aman Kaur is Associate Solicitor in the Commercial team, and she deals primarily with commercial property matters ...

  • Monday 15th January 2024

    Gillingham Street Angels

    Each Christmas we donate to charities local to our Maidstone and Gravesend offices in lieu of sending Christmas cards and this year our combined donation went to Gillingham Street Angels. A relatively new charity which was set up in 2018, Gillingham Street Angels are having a huge impact in ...

  • Monday 15th January 2024

    Chambers Legal Directory

    Our Criminal department has once again been recognised as a Tier 1 law firm in the annual Chambers Legal Directory. Whilst we don’t actively make any legal directory submissions as a firm, it is still good to receive the positive acknowledgement of the wider industry. John Roberts ...

  • Monday 15th January 2024

    Charities and land disposal changes for trustees to be aware of

    Trustees should be aware that sections of The Charities Act 2022 came into force in June 2023 which amends some of the rules relating to the disposal of charity land. There are still some final sections of the Act, namely 18 and 23 which at the time of writing this article are still due to come ...

  • Monday 15th January 2024

    Pension Sharing Orders

    Emotions run high when a relationship ends, and mediation can help to discuss some of the practical issues such as finances and arrangements for children and pets. Mediation provides the forum and the process, but it must be a voluntary process. A surprising number of people don’t tie up ...

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