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  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    New sentencing guidelines proposed for corporate manslaughter, health & safety and food safety offences

    The Sentencing Council for England and Wales issues guidelines on sentencing which the Courts must follow in the vast majority of cases they deal with. The aim is to promote greater transparency and consistency in sentencing. Until now there has been no definitive guideline for health ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Blair Gulland addresses NRI Business Forum in New Delhi

    Back in 2013 the Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Institute launched its Business Forum to help foster business ties between NRIs and Indian companies. Today, under the leadership of its Secretary General, Manu Jagmohan Singh, the forum plays a vital role in taking India to new heights of growth ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Food for thought

    Today in the UK there are around 90,000 families in temporary accommodation, 122,000 homeless children and 52,000 homeless young people. There are also around 400,000 ‘hidden homeless’ who stay with friends or family as ‘sofa surfers’ until they out-stay their welcome ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Switch for change in Maidstone

    Gullands Solicitors is involved with many different charitable organisations both locally in Maidstone and nationally and Gullands Partner Paul Burbidge is one of the trustees of Switch Café in Maidstone. The charity was recently a finalist at the Kent Charity of The Year Awards and it ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Local race is a 'flipping' success

    Gravesend’s third annual Pancake Day race was another huge success with excited spectators lining the High Street all the way from Greggs to Tesco to cheer on participants competing pan in hand to win the trophy. Emma Haughey, secretary at Gullands, participated in four heats, including ...

  • Sunday 26th April 2015

    Vaisakhi Celebration

    Gullands staff took part in the Vaisakhi celebrations and procession on 18 April in Gravesend. Around 10,000 people took part, which began with a procession through Gravesend before returning to the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara. Rina Pattar, solicitor at Gullands comments: “Vaisakhi ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Twitter comments: Private or Not?

    We address social media issues regularly in this brief as it is a fast changing area of law and of increasing concern to our clients. A recent case has addressed the issue that whilst an employer may legitimately restrict an employee’s freedom of expression at work or in a work related ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Auto enrolment The Department for Work and Pensions has published its annual automatic enrolment evaluation report. Up to the end of September 2014 more than 4.7 million workers had automatically enrolled across nearly 34,000 employers. The level of opt out has been broadly consistent ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Managing retirement in the absence of a default retirement age

    We are increasingly discussing with clients the issue of the absence of any default retirement age. After its removal in April 2011 a dismissal based on a person’s age is unlawful direct age discrimination under the Equality Act, unless an employer can objectively justify it or ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Whistleblowing: The basics

    Employers know relatively little about whistleblowing until the issue comes up at which stage it is quite important to get to grips with it fast. Whistleblowers have two levels of protection. The dismissal of an employee will be automatically unfair if the reason or principle reason for the ...

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