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  • Tuesday 14th August 2018

    “Smash and Grab” Adjudications – Where are we now?

    Smash and grab adjudications happen when the paying party fails to give either a payment notice or a pay less notice. If neither of these notices are given then the full amount applied for by the payee can be adjudicated even if it is not owed in a true valuation. Following the ...

  • Tuesday 14th August 2018

    SUMMER 2018 CRICKET ROUNDUP

    Unsurprisingly in this glorious summer all three of Gullands’ games at the Mote were played in hot and sunny weather. Our results against our friends from Lambert and Foster, Savills, and Crowe were equally consistent. Our first game was against Lambert and Foster and this proved to ...

  • Monday 16th July 2018

    Gullands’ guide to children

    The approaching summer holidays can sometimes cause friction between separated and divorced parents and there are a number of principles which should be considered. The welfare principle: Under the Children Act, the welfare of the children is the Court’s paramount consideration and their ...

  • Monday 16th July 2018

    Gullands supports rural business event

    Gullands was delighted to support a Rural Business event today, Thursday 12 July, held at Kenward House, Yalding, home of the Kenward Trust and hosted by Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and the Weald. Guests heard from Mr Terese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DEFRA, Matthew ...

  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Dress codes and sex discrimination a guide for employers

    The Government has published new guidance (May 2018) for employers who set dress codes in the workplace and job applicants who may have to abide by them. The guidance has been published following a recommendation from the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Select Committee and the Petitions ...

  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Disputes amongst directors

    The high-profile departure of Sir Martin Sorrell earlier this year from WPP, the advertising agency he started surprised many people and it is unfortunately common that at some point there will be a serious disagreement or issue to deal with at board level for most businesses. If directors no ...

  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Employment news in brief - July 2018

    Bereavement Leave Consultation closed in June on the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill. It’s intention is to give employees who lose a child below the age of 18 (including a still birth after 24 weeks) certain statutory rights the key ones being the right to: At least two ...

  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Minimum Wage and the difficulties of “On Call” workers

    Further to last quarter’s article on calculating the right wages to pay to avoid being named and shamed for failure to pay minimum wage we deal below with the thorny issue of how to deal with what is working time when the workers are “on call”. Time spent on call has been the ...

  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Heating Engineer wins employment status claim against Pimlico Plumbers

    A much-anticipated ruling in the Supreme Court, (13 June 2018), could have major significance to other freelance workers and the businesses that employ them. Gary Smith worked solely for Pimlico Plumbers for six years and despite being VAT registered and paying self-employed tax, the court has ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Welcome to InBrief Spring 2018

    Welcome to our spring and summer edition of InBrief. Please don’t let this be the last issue that we send to you. If you haven’t yet replied to our email or filled in and returned the form, see the article on page 6 which details how to let us know your preferences. We take a look at ...

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