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  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Off the record conversations

    Employers have always been cautious about having conversations with employees about sensitive issues, lest that conversation be seen as a breach of contract or prejudice any subsequent capability or disciplinary procedure. Until recently there has been only one way to have a truly “off the ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO BARHAM COURT

    Despite the autumnal weather on the 16th October, the breakfast seminar hosted by 360 Employment Evolution had a distinctly festive feel. Amanda Finn was invited to present some topical employment issues to the employment agency’s clients and contacts at the beautifully restored Barham ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Top five festive questions?

    Without wanting to appear like Scrooge, Christmas can be a huge distraction in the workplace and it is also a time of year that raises many employment questions, both from employers and employees. Here are a few of the common issues that arise at this time of year, which can sometimes lead to ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    IS THERE A FUTURE FOR ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS

    During the Liberal Democrat conference this Autumn, Business Secretary, Vince Cable, announced his decision to launch a consultation on zero hours contracts later this year. His particular concern was related to the so called “abuse” of workers subject to these working ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Is this the end of Chancel Repair Liability?

    Sadly no. The Church still has the right to register its interest in perpetuity except if a property has changed hands post 13 October 2013 for valuable consideration and the title has been registered. Only when the land has changed ownership and the transaction registered at the Land Registry ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    PROPERTY WITH RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

    Restrictive Covenants are usually put in place by the original developers and are legally bound to the property or land and not the owner. Consequently, they are transferred with the property on its sale and despite many covenants being old, they are still valid as long as the property or land is ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Gullands secures Law Society's top quality mark for third year running.

    For the third consecutive year, Gullands has secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. Gullands was one of the first law firms in the country to qualify for the scheme when it was launched in ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    The gift that keeps on giving

    Did you know that a gift in your Will could not only create an enduring legacy to actively support the local Kent causes you care about for generations to come, but can also help provide long-term sustainable funding for local community groups in Kent? Kent Community Foundation (KCF), a ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Christmas gifts and IHT

    A question I am frequently asked is about Inheritance tax (IHT) and the most tax efficient way of making financial gifts in your lifetime, especially to children or grandchildren. PETs Potentially Exempt Transfers are gifts of any value that will be exempt from IHT providing that you live for ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    AC Goatham and Son open new HQ

    Long established relationships underpin the partnership between Gullands and many of its clients. Blair Gulland explains: “In August I was delighted to attend AC Goatham and Son’s opening of their new headquarters at Flanders Farm, near Rochester. Clive Goatham, an old school friend of ...

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