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Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions Gullands have decided to continue with the precautions already in place. Therefore social distancing, temperature screening and hand sanitising measures will remain in place for the time being and we would respectfully ask all visitors to continue to wear a face covering unless exempt. Some of our employees will continue to work from home but face to face meetings can be arranged. As always if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you not to come in and to follow government isolation guidelines. Attendance at our Gravesend office can take place by prior appointment only.  All our staff remain fully contactable by email and telephone.  We are grateful for your patience during these difficult times and remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff alike.

  • Monday 26th July 2021

    Employment changes on the horizon, or kicked into touch?

    The Queen’s Speech this year didn’t make any mention of an Employment Bill, despite its inclusion in the last Queen’s Speech in December 2019. A number of employment reforms are believed to have now stalled, so what if anything is likely to change in the ...

  • Monday 26th July 2021

    No jab, no job

    Is it fair to demand all employees have both Covid vaccinations? Pimlico Plumbers are reported to be advertising for new recruits and are including a no jab, no job policy in their adverts. I’m sure up and down the country there will be other examples of employer’s considering ...

  • Monday 26th July 2021

    Gender beliefs in the workplace ruling

    An area of increasing tension in the workplace is around the subject of gender and the Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently ruled that the belief that ‘biological sex is real, immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity’ is a protected philosophical belief under the ...

  • Monday 26th July 2021

    Tribunal ruling serves as a reminder on reasonable adjustments

    A recent ruling in an employment tribunal should serve as a reminder to all employers that they must consider making reasonable adjustments for members of staff. In Mrs S D’Silva V Croydon Health Services, Mrs D’Silva worked in the Chest Clinic at the NHS Trust and following a long ...

  • Monday 26th July 2021

    Employment 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 than two ...

  • Monday 26th July 2021

    Directors duties, a reminder

    There has recently been a wave of new entrepreneurs, and figures from Companies House show that in 2020 there were 24,951 new businesses incorporated in Kent, a rise of 32% on the previous year and nationally 772,002 new businesses, an increase of 14%. Setting up a new business carries with it ...

  • Friday 23rd July 2021

    Charity football match raises £2,500

    A charity football match played on Sunday 18 July at the Gallagher Stadium has raised £2,500 for Heart of Kent Hospice and Kent and Sussex Air Ambulance. The match was played in memory of the late Maidstone and Mid Kent Sunday Football League Committee members Mick Filmer and Ted Towner ...

  • Friday 9th July 2021

    Euro finals – fun for all or a headache for employers?

    Petitions are circulating on social media to make Monday 12th July a bank holiday in celebration of England reaching the finals of Euro 2020 and in anticipation of a victory over Italy. However, fun aside, it has the potential to cause a headache for employers, so how can they deal with the issues ...

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021

    Welcome to InBrief Spring/Summer 2021

    Welcome to In Brief and a selection of legal news and updates, as well as some of our highlights as a firm from the last few months. We will attend our first in person event at Viticulture Live on 10 June and look forward to seeing friends and contacts once again at this and some of the other ...

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021

    Important ruling in rent arrears dispute

    Commercial landlords with tenants in rent arrears will be encouraged by the High Court ruling in Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH v TFS Stores Limited. This is the first High Court ruling on the non-payment of rent and where Covid-19 has been argued as the defence. In this case the ...

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