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  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Staff profile Legal eye on John Roberts

    Name: John Roberts Position: Managing Partner and Head of Criminal & Regulatory Areas of expertise: I have worked in the field of criminal litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in 1992. In that time I have represented clients charged with everything from motoring offences to ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Employee devices, use and safeguards

    It is increasingly common for staff to have personal mobile devices which they can and do use for business purposes. This has many benefits with regard to flexibility, but the use of such devices gives rise to an increased risk in terms of companies’ security for the protection of ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Company PSC Registers

    From 6th April 2016, every company has been required to maintain a register of people with significant control (PSC) over it as part of its statutory registers. The obligation on the company is to take reasonable steps to identify any individual or other legal entity, such as another company, who ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Tribunal fees

    The recent Ministry of Justice review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT has now been published. The review concludes that the fees regime is working well and is meeting the original objectives for the introduction of fees. It acknowledged that the introduction of fees ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Publication of Employment Tribunal Judgments

    In early February 2017 the Ministry of Justice formally launched its website of employment tribunal decisions. Presently the website contains decisions from 2015 onwards. Future tribunal decisions handed down in England, Wales and Scotland will also be uploaded onto the website. Previously those ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Essential documents for employers

    When starting up a business what are the absolute minimum documents that an employer is required to have in place? Most are aware they need contracts for their employees, but what about the Staff Handbook. Is this full of unnecessary memos or legal requirements? There are in fact very few written ...

  • Monday 20th March 2017

    Surprise increase in Probate fees

    The 2017 spring budget has a sting in the tail which many people won’t feel until they are dealing with the death of a loved one. In what is being called a £300m stealth tax, probate fees once previously capped at £215 or £155 if the application was made through a solicitor ...

  • Friday 17th February 2017

    Viscount Bearsted returns home at last

    Blair Gulland, Chairman of Gullands Solicitors has helped to ensure the return of a very important painting of Viscount Bearsted to Mote Park, Maidstone in his role of Trustee of the Maidstone Trust. Marcus Samuel, Viscount Bearsted was a very important name in British Commerce during the latter ...

  • Friday 10th February 2017

    Plumber's workers - rights battle implications'

    Plumber’s workers’ rights battle could have implications for other employers The Court of Appeal has today agreed with an earlier tribunal decision and ruled that a plumber was entitled to basic workers’ rights despite being self-employed. The case has focused on whether the ...

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017

    Welcome to InBrief Winter 2017

    Happy New Year to all our clients and contacts. 2017 looks set to be a year which is dominated by the ongoing discussion of Brexit terms. Here at a county level we don’t fully understand the implications this will have in the short term, but we hope it will eventually bring opportunities for ...

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