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  • Monday 30th June 2014

    Confidentiality during employment and after termination

    In what appears to be one of the few times that a judge has felt justified in allowing the inspection and imaging of employees’ computers, the High Court has ordered that an employer may instruct an independent computer expert to inspect and take images from the personal computers of two ...

  • Monday 30th June 2014

    Constructive Dismissal and Notice

    Constructive dismissal claims are risky for employees at the best of times. Aside from proving that the employer breached the employment contract and that the breach was sufficiently serious, the timing of the resignation is also key and they will need to show that they resigned in response ...

  • Monday 30th June 2014

    Is Obesity a disability?

    Recent press coverage has returned to this debate, which is not a new issue for employers. There have already been cases involving employees being unable to fit in uniforms and being able to drive due to issues of size Under the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability for discrimination ...

  • Thursday 26th June 2014

    Update: Zero hours contracts

    The Government has now responded to its consultation on the use of zero hours contracts. Whilst accepting in part the usefulness of the flexibility that these contracts can give both employer and employee, the Government proposes to ban the use of exclusivity clauses which prevent the employee from ...

  • Monday 9th June 2014

    Holiday Contact

    As the summer holidays approach, I am likely to see an increase in approaches from existing and new clients about how to resolve issues over holiday contact arrangements for children. In April this year, a significant change took place with regard to the way that disputes over children issues are ...

  • Tuesday 27th May 2014

    Disco dancing against Cancer

    Come and dance the night away at the Hilton Hotel Maidstone on Friday 18th July from 7.30pm to 1am to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK. The perfect opportunity to relive your school days, ‘Once Upon a Time: Dance the Night Away’, with Spectrum Disco, will feature music from the ...

  • Wednesday 14th May 2014

    The history of Maidstone?s stag

    The statue once described as “a dramatic, rampant stag, rearing up on its hind legs, full of masculine raw energy” is well-known by all Maidstone residents and locals, but less well known is where it came from. The Stag was sculptor Edward Bainbridge Copnall’s largest piece of ...

  • Wednesday 14th May 2014

    Putting your faith in trusts

    As families become more fragmented with the ever-increasing number of divorces and remarriages, deciding how best to bequeath your estate can become a tricky affair. Many people who remarry for a second or more time may be concerned that in time their estate will benefit their spouse or ...

  • Wednesday 14th May 2014

    Gullands Solicitors donate £1,000 to mcch

    In lieu of sending out Christmas cards this year, Gullands Solicitors presented a cheque of £1,000 to the Kent charity mcch. The charity, which celebrated its 25th birthday last year, supports approximately 2,000 people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and autism throughout ...

  • Wednesday 14th May 2014

    Walk Tall appoints first lawyer to board of trustees

    Aman Sandhu, trainee solicitor at Gullands Solicitors, Maidstone, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Kent charity Walk Tall to provide legal expertise as the charity moves to develop a corporate strategy. Aman specialises in Charity and Commercial law at Gullands and was chosen by ...

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