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  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Gullands Cricket Report - By our cricket correspondent David Brown

    At the time of writing, Gullands have played three matches this season at The Mote in Maidstone, with another three scheduled during the rest of the summer. Read on to find out how the team have fared. The first match was on 4th June against our friends from Lambert and Foster. Gullands got off to ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Chilham Chase

    The beautiful setting of Chilham Castle during the weekend of 17th, 18th and 19th of May 2013 played host to a weekend re-enacting history, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Castle culminating in the Dudley Digges memorial Chase, last run over 150 years ago. Blair Gulland, in his capacity ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Weald of Kent Ploughing match

    Whilst not wanting summer to end, at this time of year we begin to look forward to the Ploughing Matches that take place across Kent in September. The largest, the Weald of Kent Ploughing match takes place on Saturday 14 September 2013 at Reed Court Farms, Chainhurst, Nr Marden, TN12 9SX. We look ...

  • Tuesday 25th June 2013

    Establishing Employment Status

    The question of whether an individual is an employee comes up time and again in the employment tribunal and it is not easy to answer. There are lots of factors which indicate employment and some that don’t, and it is impossible to list a clear set of defining criteria against which an ...

  • Monday 24th June 2013

    Statutory Minimum Notice Periods

    An employer must give at least: • One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more but less than 2 years. • One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more than 2 years. • Once an employee has more than 12 ...

  • Sunday 23rd June 2013

    Restrictive covenants

    In tough economic times employers are likely to want to protect themselves by including restrictions in employment contracts to apply when employees leave. In the absence of express clauses setting out an employee’s obligations after termination, the restrictions implied into employment ...

  • Saturday 22nd June 2013

    What protection does the law give to whistleblowers?

    There is no financial cap on compensation in whistleblowing claims, and no requirement for a minimum period of service. Two levels of protection exist for whistleblowers: Unfair dismissal. Dismissing an employee will be automatically unfair if the reason, or main reason, is that they have made a ...

  • Friday 21st June 2013

    A Compromising Position

    It is often thought that Compromise Agreements are only relevant to situations where employment has been or is shortly to be terminated. It is true this is where they are most common but an employer and employee can enter into an agreement to settle claims in circumstances where employment is ...

  • Thursday 20th June 2013

    Thoroughly Modern Maidstone

    A Seminar about the regeneration of Maidstone Town Centre for local businesses Date & Time: Thursday 20 June 2013, 8.00-10.00am Location: Spitfire Lounge, Maidstone United Football Club, Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ What can be done to improve the outlook for Maidstone? These are ...

  • Thursday 20th June 2013

    YMCA Is Born Again In Maidstone

    These are exciting times for the YMCA in Maidstone as they look forward to the opening of two new community centres, costing in excess of £4 million. Although the ribbons are not due to be cut for another two years, architects’ designs have left the drawing board and planning ...

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