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Welcome to InBrief Winter 2020

As we welcome in the New Year and new decade this month there is always a renewed sense of optimism and why not put this to use and start planning ahead for your or your business’ future.

In this edition we cover a range of subjects for business owners, including indemnity clauses in construction contracts, updated land contamination advice and a useful guide to registering as a charity and your legal obligations, a full copy of which can be found on our website.

On page 4 we look at commercial leases and some of the areas where you might be caught out if you don’t take professional advice.

For individuals we look on page 7 at the increasing costs of care for older people, especially here in the South East and ways to plan ahead for you and your family’s future.

Later in January some of our team will bravely sleep overnight to help raise funds for Street Soccer and there are more details about this and how to get involved on page 10.

Also on page 11, news about Her Majesty the Queen’s recent visit to Aylesford and the work of the RBLI. Chairman Blair Gulland who is a trustee of RBLI has been very actively involved in the new village which she opened.

We put Associate Peter Burfoot under the spotlight on page 12 to find out more about him in our staff profile.

We will be attending a number of events throughout 2020, details of which can be found on page 3 and we look forward to chatting with friends and contacts about the latest legal issues.

Wishing everyone a happy and successful 2020.

John Roberts
Managing Partner