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  • Thursday 4th January 2018

    Notary Public services

    One of the official tasks of the High Sheriff of Kent is to organise the annual Justice Service and Gullands’ Alex Astley and Dudley Cramp attended the service at Canterbury Cathedral in their roles as Notaries Public. A Notary Public is a public officer appointed by the Court of Faculties ...

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018

    Suspension of Employee during Disciplinary Process

    For those whose Christmas parties did not go well, January is traditionally the time of year when issues arising at the Christmas party need to be addressed. Historically it has usually been the case that employers were advised to suspend an employee whilst an investigation took place, rather than ...

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018

    Relationships at Work

    Much is written in the pre and post Christmas season about inappropriate relationships and behaviour at work, but what about those relationships that are consensual and ongoing. Many people meet their life partner in the work place and there are no general legal rules preventing or governing ...

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018

    Gullands Solicitors in The Legal 500 & Chambers Directories 2017

    Gullands Solicitors has once again been ranked highly in The Legal 500 Directory and Chambers Directories, the guides to law firms in the UK published 19 October and 1 November 2017. John Roberts, Managing Partner Comments: “We are once again delighted that several of our practice areas and ...

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018

    Slavery Not an old-fashioned problem

    It is interesting to us how many times when we mention the issue of slavery, many people consider that this is a historic problem and not one that they need to address their minds to today. The fact is that many employers know who they are employing in their firm but have very little ...

  • Monday 13th November 2017

    Gullands Solicitors in The Legal 500 and Chambers Directories 2017

    Gullands Solicitors has once again been ranked highly in The Legal 500 Directory and Chambers Directories, the guides to law firms in the UK published 19 October and 1 November 2017. Legal 500 www.legal500.com Crime: General, Tier 2 “Gullands Solicitors represents clients accused of ...

  • Thursday 28th September 2017

    Supreme Court ruling on Tribunal fees, what next for employers?

    The Supreme Court has ruled that the Government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced employment tribunal fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 and it will now have to repay around £32m to claimants. The Government’s own statistics showed that there were 79% fewer ...

  • Thursday 28th September 2017

    The gender pay gap, a lesson for all?

    Much has been written this summer and a considerable amount of outrage shared on social media about the inequalities in pay at the BBC among its staff, especially those in the public spotlight. About half of the UK workforce are affected by new reporting rules and whilst many businesses have ...

  • Thursday 28th September 2017

    News in brief October 2017

    Tattoo or no tattoo, that is the question We have discussed within these pages the issue of employer attitudes to tattoos previously but recent reports indicate that they are not only a problem for employers but clients too. A recent survey showed that 73% of the public were comfortable with a ...

  • Thursday 28th September 2017

    Common Mistakes When Setting Up A New Company

    When setting up a new company there are sometimes common errors which people make if they don’t take the right advice. Here are just a few of them to avoid but it is best to take advice to make sure you have structured your business in the best way for your longer-term ambitions. Spelling ...

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