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The issue arises because whilst discussions to settle an actual dispute can be privileged and could not be relied on in the tribunal as evidence, discussions at a stage where there is not yet a dispute are not currently protected and can be brought up at the tribunal.

Sick Or On Holiday?

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What happens if an employee is on annual leave and becomes ill?

Employee Engagement

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It is well established that the level of their performance is directly related to how they feel about the business that they work for.

Worried About Taking On Staff?

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You may find you need taking on staff so that your business can continue to grow. Whilst the success of your business is obviously good news, there are a number of things to consider when taking on additional staff. The Commercial Team at Gardner Croft are on hand to provide legal and practical advice.

Who Owns Your Emails?

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More specifically, who owns the information contained in your emails? You do of course, right?
£35 million is available to businesses in East Kent as a result of an initiative supported by the Regional Growth Fund, Kent County Council, the Sandwich Task Force and East Kent Districts.

A Guide To Personal Injury

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Suffering injury, particularly when it is the fault of somebody else, is a stressful and worrying time.

The So-called Quick Divorce

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The separation of David Walliams and his wife, Lara Stone, the parting of Nigella Lawson from Charles Saatchi and the split of Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux are some recent examples. It was recently reported that ‘nasty Nick’ from Big brother had a divorce hearing that lasted a mere 30 seconds.

Damages Awarded To The Victim Of Sexting

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Whillock was a member of staff at the The New School, an independent Special Needs school near Sevenoaks and abused his position by encouraging the victim, a teenage female pupil, to text him intimate pictures of herself.
If you are separating from your spouse or partner, there are several ways that the arrangements relating to finances and children can be resolved.
You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all joint accounts and divided any savings etc between you. You have also taken care of the payment of any debts. You may be dealing with the divorce process yourselves, without legal assistance and advice.

Stamp Duty Savings for Buyers

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One of the most dramatic announcements by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement was the immediate changes in stamp duty for residential properties.

Overtime and Holiday Pay

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently ruled on a number of joined cases dealing with the question of whether overtime pay has to be included in the calculation of holiday pay.

Tattoo or Not Tattoo?

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The Ministry of Defence recently announced that it is changing its policy on tattoos for Army personnel.
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