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We are delighted to inform you that, in line with non-essential retail reopening on Monday 12th April, our offices will also re-open on that date. In accordance with Government guidelines, many of our employees will continue to work from home where possible but face to face meetings can, where necessary, also now be arranged. Social distancing and temperature screening measures will be in place and we would respectfully ask all visitors to wear a face covering unless exempt. Hand sanitisers are available in the reception area. As always if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you not to come in and to follow government isolation guidelines. Attendance at our Gravesend office can take place by prior appointment only.  All our staff remain fully contactable by email and telephone.  We are grateful for your patience during this difficult time and send our best wishes to you and your family.

  • Monday 12th April 2021

    Covid reopening 12 April and beyond – an important time for non-essential retail

    A milestone is reached today (12 April) as a number of businesses will be able to reopen following the new Covid guidance. With the emphasis for pubs and restaurants on outdoor drinking and dining there are likely to be some issues for licensees over the coming weeks and months. One Maidstone have ...

  • Wednesday 3rd March 2021

    No jab, no job?

    Employers and employees are keen to see a return to normality now the roadmap out of lockdown has been announced by the government, but one question many employers are asking is how should they deal with the issue of vaccination and those employees and workers who decline having a vaccination ...

  • Monday 1st March 2021

    No fault divorce update

    The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 was passed into law on 25 June 2020 however, there is still no clear timeframe as to when no-fault divorces will be introduced. It is anticipated that the new legislation could be applicable from autumn 2021 once various court procedures have been ...

  • Monday 1st March 2021

    Divorce in later life and retirement planning

    We are living longer and it is no surprise that the divorce rate amongst older couples has been rising here in the UK. According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, divorce increased by more than 20% in the over 60’s in the last decade. It is therefore essential that separating ...

  • Monday 22nd February 2021

    Uber drivers are ruled workers by Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has ruled (19 February 2021) that Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than as being self-employed which means thousands of drivers are set to be entitled to receive the national minimum wage and holiday pay. This ruling is likely to have wider consequences for the ...

  • Thursday 21st January 2021

    Business Insurance Claims ruling – good news for thousands of small businesses

    Thousands of businesses across the UK could be offered a financial ‘lifeline’ following the judgement handed down by The Supreme Court in the FCA Business Interruption Test Case. The Court has now dismissed appeals by insurers and this final word on the meaning of various business ...

  • Monday 18th January 2021

    Welcome to InBrief Winter 2021

    Whilst at the time of writing this we find ourselves back in a national lockdown, I believe we can confidently look ahead to the end being not too far away thanks to the dedication of those who have developed a vaccine in record time. With that in mind we look ahead to some of the 2021 events ...

  • Monday 18th January 2021

    Christmas charity

    Each Christmas instead of sending Christmas cards we make a donation to a charity chosen by the teams in our Maidstone and Gravesend offices. For 2020 we decided to give both donations to support the work of Porchlight here in Kent. Porchlight is Kent’s largest charity for ...

  • Monday 18th January 2021

    Events for 2021

    Whilst there is still a gap in all of our 2021 diaries for attending face to face events, there are two coming up which we very much hope will take place and we will hopefully be there in person. Farm Expo Wednesday 21 April 2021, Kent County Showground Free to attend this is an excellent ...

  • Monday 18th January 2021

    Celebrating family businesses

    We are celebrating the many successes achieved by family owned and run businesses who dominate the UK economy. According to the Institute for Family Business State of the Nation report on the UK Family Business Sector 2019-20, family businesses here in the UK make up over 87% of the UK’s ...

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