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  • Wednesday 3rd April 2013

    Case illustrates importance of signing employment contracts

    A recent High Court case highlights the importance when issuing new employment contracts of making sure that employees sign and return a copy of the contract. In the case of S.W. Farnsworth Limited v. Lacy, the employer sought to enforce restrictive covenants which prevented the employee from ...

  • Tuesday 2nd April 2013

    Seminar: The A-Z of Sickness and Absence Management

    What’s the right solution when a member of staff is regularly absent from work or is away for a long period? Absence can be very expensive and choosing the correct intervention can make a major difference to morale and a successful outcome. There was a good turnout and excellent ...

  • Tuesday 13th November 2012

    Gullands Proud Match Ball Sponsors of Maidstone United FC

    Gullands Solicitors are proud to announce that they are match ball sponsors for the following Maidstone United matches: Date Opponants 09/10/2012 ...

  • Saturday 10th November 2012

    Youth crime and consequences

    A child getting into trouble with the law is every parent’s worst nightmare. The fact of the matter is that your child is much more likely to be a victim of crime than a perpetrator. However, if you suspect your child is at risk of offending or has already done so, you need to be aware ...

  • Friday 9th November 2012

    How to survive redundancy

    When it comes to stressful situations, redundancy can be right up there with moving house or divorce. The thing to remember is that it is not about you or your capability or the way that you do your job. The point is that the job has disappeared or that your employer has found that it ...

  • Thursday 8th November 2012

    Challenging a Will

    When a person makes their Will they must be able to understand the nature of the act of making a Will, who they should consider leaving their property, possessions and money to and what property, possessions and money are theirs to bequeath. They must not be suffering from any disorder of the ...

  • Wednesday 7th November 2012

    Gullands solicitors rated best in Kent by independent guides

    Maidstone law firm Gullands has been toasting a double success in the UK’s best known independent legal guides which have named them as outstanding sources of advice on criminal and construction law. David Brown has been recognised as a ‘Band 1’ practitioner in Chambers directory ...

  • Tuesday 16th October 2012

    Redundancy Selection Pools Revisited

    In July’s Brief we reported on redundancy selection and two cases which looked at whether employers are able to run a redundancy procedure with only one employee in the redundancy selection pool. In that article we pointed out that employers should proceed with care when singling out just ...

  • Sunday 14th October 2012

    Employment News in Brief

    What’s new for autumn Consultations are expected shortly on the proposals to rewrite the employment tribunal rules and the government’s plans to change the use and format of settlement agreements. The government is due to issue its response to the Modern Workplace Consultation, which ...

  • Saturday 13th October 2012

    Hiring an employee: The key legal issues

    Before advertising Make sure all staff involved in the recruitment process have had equal opportunities training and that they continue to receive it while working for your business. Draw-up the following documents: a job description which sets out the title and ...

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