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  • Friday 16th August 2013

    WHAT PRICE JUSTICE?

    You all know the old adage, "there are lies, damned lies and statistics". Never has this been more true than today when access to all sorts of information has never been easier. The wise amongst us, however, will know to look behind the figures to get to the real truth. A few weeks ago ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Government help for buyers of new-build properties

    Despite there being an advantage for buyers in the current housing market, getting onto the property ladder, or even relocating, can be a daunting task, especially for those who are struggling to put together a sufficient deposit. However, in a bid to boost the housing market and to encourage house ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    LinkedIn

    LinkedIn and other social networking sites can be a minefield for employers. On the one hand it is usually important for employees to be well-connected to market the business and talk to customers, but on the other hand employers need safeguards in place to deal with social media issues. Whilst ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Internships Aug 2013

    Strangely there is no legal definition of internship despite the fact that over the last few years there has been a significant rise in their usage. Organisations using interns or volunteers need to be careful how they treat individuals, as legal status determines the rights the individuals ...

  • 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 ...

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