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  • Monday 2nd July 2012

    Conveyancing services praised at Museum event

    Gullands Solicitors held a spring drinks reception for 130 guests, including members of the Kent property community at Maidstone Museum on Wednesday 9 May. Guests enjoyed a special opportunity to view the recently opened and highly acclaimed Museum extension, with its new galleries and famous ...

  • Saturday 21st April 2012

    Disciplinary procedures for poor performance and capability

    How should misconduct or poor performance be handled? Managing staff can be challenging and sometimes when things go wrong it can prove difficult to tackle problems. Facing up to difficulties and having a calm, planned approach usually leads to the best outcome. Here the Gullands ...

  • Friday 20th April 2012

    Checklist: Online and e-mail risks for your business

    Information that is written on the internet or in e-mails can seriously damage your business’ reputation and the reputation of individual employees. Your employees could lose their job, be sued or face criminal charges and your business could be sued or fined. So what can ...

  • Thursday 19th April 2012

    Job applicants: the burden of proof in discrimination claims

    The law on discrimination applies equally to potential job applicants as it does through each stage of employment. In Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently given an opinion on the burden of proof in the case where a job applicant is ...

  • Wednesday 18th April 2012

    Gullands Sentinel Insurance

    Now available from Gullands is an all inclusive package comprising a complete health audit of policies and contracts, a 9-5 helpline staffed by our specialists and insurance to cover tribunal costs and awards. Gullands Sentinel insurance cover will provide speedy support and advice from those who ...

  • Tuesday 17th April 2012

    Pensions and auto enrolment ? prepare for changes

    Businesses are making preparations for new requirements that mean all employers in Great Britain must automatically enrol eligible jobholders in a pension scheme from a future date after October 2012. Under a four-year staging process, employers must either use their own qualifying pension ...

  • Monday 16th April 2012

    Court acts to protect the majority in shareholder dispute

    Much is said and written about the protection of minority shareholders through the articles of association, shareholders agreement and legislation. A recent court decision serves to remind us that the majority may need protection as well. In the case of Smith v Butler and another, Mr Smith ...

  • Sunday 15th April 2012

    Separating parents and relocation

    When parents separate their relocation either within the UK or abroad can present problems for the children’s primary carer and indeed the ‘absent’ parent. The more so where the primary carer wishes to return with the children to their country of origin. Strictly it is ...

  • Saturday 14th April 2012

    Diamond Jubilee Dilemma

    Employers may want to be patriotic and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee but trading conditions are still very bleak and the prospect of losing a day’s trading is not one that they rejoice in. Given last year saw an extra day for the Royal wedding and periodically discussions are had about ...

  • Friday 13th April 2012

    Keeping mum?

    Many people will be unaware that if a person decides to keep a loved one’s ashes at home then as the owner of those ashes they can direct in their Will what is to be done with them or in the absence of a specific bequest they will become chattels in their estate. The person who inherits ...

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