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  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Health & Safety - Getting Started

    Time to look at Health & Safety Management New sentencing guidelines contain four levels of culpability for health and safety offences. To illustrate, if there was a fatality in a medium sized company, the starting point fine in a “low culpability” case would be ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Dealing with employee grievances

    How should grievances be handled? A grievance can be any concern, problem or complaint an employee raises with the business. If a grievance cannot be resolved informally, the employee should raise it in writing with a manager. If the grievance concerns their line manager, the grievance should be ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Working Time Regulations: Employers' Obligations

    Obligations A business must take all reasonable steps to ensure that workers’ average working time (including overtime) does not exceed 48 hours each week. If the business fails to make sure these steps are complied with, criminal sanctions can be imposed on the business. However, ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Welcome to InBrief Winter 2016

    As one year has drawn to a close and a New Year begins, there is always such a great sense of optimism at this time of year. In the business community, we are seeing increased optimism and enthusiasm for new projects. These projects vary from individual and multiple franchises, clients looking to ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Obituary - David Caddick

    We are sad to report one of our former colleagues David Caddick passed away in December. David started off his legal career as an Articled Clerk here at Gullands, under the wing of the late, Douglas Gulland. David qualified with the firm and became a Partner, showing great promise as a hardworking ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Don't be misled financially in your divorce

    On 14 October 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that divorcees should have the right to go back to the negotiating table if their ex spouse has lied about or hidden any of their wealth during the divorce. The landmark judgement came as a result of two similar court cases between two women and their ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Co-habitees property rights

    There are many issues that can arise when co-habiting couples decide to part ways, particularly when it comes to ownership of their home and unravelling the financial details. Most co-habitation disputes over property centre on one party asserting that the legal ownership of the property is not an ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Buying a franchise

    Many people want the flexibility and the freedom to run their own business and buying a franchise allows you to start up your own business, but without having to start from nothing. You may have moved to a new area and spotted a gap in the market for the provision of specific services or goods, or ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Business seminar advice

    Partner David Brown and Associate Sarah Astley were both guest speakers at a business seminar hosted by Adams & Moore on Wednesday 21 October in Dartford. The seminar also included talks by Barclays Bank, Invicta Chamber of Commerce and The Hub. Sarah spoke about company and contract issues ...

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016

    Gullands joined forces with 360 Employment Evolution for seminar

    Partner Amanda Finn joined forces with 360 Employment Evolution to host an employment seminar on Wednesday 21 October at The Friars in Aylesford. The seminar included talks on: Managing consequences Back to basics (discipline, performance management etc.) Apprenticeships Amanda ...

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