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  • Friday 9th May 2014

    Declarations of Trust1

    Most homes are owned in the joint names of the two adults that live there, but the mere fact that the property is legally owned in two names, does not automatically demonstrate the true ownership intentions. Many people will be familiar with the concepts of Joint Tenants and Tenants in ...

  • Friday 9th May 2014

    Commercial property EPC changes and your guide to being prepared

    In 2012 we saw changes by way of the Energy Act 2011. The most significant change that came out of this was the proposed minimum energy standards requirements. There are proposed legislative changes due to take effect in April 2018 that may affect both residential and commercial property ...

  • Friday 9th May 2014

    Charity board appointment for Blair Gulland

    Blair Gulland, Chairman of Gullands Solicitors, has been appointed as Chairman Elect of the Almshouse Association, to take effect from the 30 June 2014. The Almshouse Association represents 1,700 independent almshouse charities throughout the United Kingdom and offers assistance, advice, guidance ...

  • Friday 9th May 2014

    Flood risk homes1

    Flooding is a growing risk for some British homes and something a number of Kent’s residents have recently had to deal with this winter. Some people will buy a property, especially those in a fantastic location, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However aside ...

  • Friday 9th May 2014

    Auto enrolment

    One of the biggest changes to our pension system started over 2 years ago when employees of larger companies started being auto enrolled into pension schemes. Now is the biggest challenge yet to auto enrolment, as small and medium sized employers reach their staging dates. For many of these ...

  • Friday 9th May 2014

    Gullands team up with 360 Employment Evolutions

    Amanda Finn presented topical employment issues at 360 Employment Evolutions’ latest breakfast seminar on Thursday 27 March at Maidstone United Football Club’s Gallagher Stadium. Topics on the agenda included how to recruit legally, from constructing a job advert to offering a job, ...

  • Tuesday 1st April 2014

    Garden Leave not just a bed of roses

    Employers have long since recognised the problematic nature of post-termination restrictive covenants in their contracts. Nevertheless they still need to protect confidential information and/or prevent competition. This has lead to an increased use over the years of Garden ...

  • Tuesday 1st April 2014

    GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN ON NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

    Until recently employers that broke the National Minimum Wage law had to pay the unpaid wages plus a financial penalty calculated at 50% of the total underpayment for all workers found to be underpaid. The maximum penalty an employer could face was £5,000. Following an announcement by the ...

  • Tuesday 1st April 2014

    How long should we be keeping employee records?

    The Data Protection Act (DPA) provides that personal data should not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is processed. Further detail and the recommended periods for the holding of records are set out in the Employment Practices Code, a guide issued by the ...

  • Tuesday 1st April 2014

    Auto enrolment will present a big challenge for small to medium sized companies!

    One of the biggest changes to our pension system started over 2 years ago when employees of larger companies started being auto enrolled into pension schemes. Now is the biggest challenge yet to auto enrolment, as small and medium sized employers reach their staging dates. For many of these ...

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