February 5, 2019

SNS Solicitors are proud sponsors of Maidstone’s Young Artist of the Year award. We are also very lucky and even prouder in being invited to provide a Judge for this prestigious event. Therefore, perhaps it is time to take stock and consider the position of Art and the...

December 10, 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority have introduced a new digital badge for authorised law firms to show that they are regulated by the SRA. The public can be assured when they see the badge that are dealing with properly trained and qualified solicitors. The badge can...

August 24, 2018

The European Court of Justice, remains our highest court (at least until next March). A recent judgment from that Court clarifies what we already knew but is a welcome reminder to those Social Media gurus as to what can and cannot be done and what should or should not...

May 17, 2018

There is a great deal of uncertainty as to what is going to happen for both employers and employees insofar as how Brexit will affect workers who are EU Nationals after 19 March next year. So, let’s see what we do know. On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the Europe...

March 9, 2018

Data Protection was introduced as a legal concept, beyond confidentiality rules in 1998 when the Data Protection Act was passed and the ICO was set up.

At Christmas 2017 there were about 100 employees at the ICO. When the changes to the rules are introduced on 25 May, t...

October 31, 2017

SNS Solicitors have no doubt that the Kent business community is prepared for the considerable changes to the handling of data that is to be introduced from 25 May 2018, however a gentle reminder to ensure that one is compliant could be helpful.

The European Union Gener...

July 31, 2017

In July 2013, the government introduced fees for applicants bringing claims in the Employment Tribunals. Since then, SNS Solicitors in Maidstone have been advising clients who may have claims against their employers that, although they have a good case, the fee for bri...

April 3, 2017

A recent judgment from the European Court of Justice has empowered Employers with the right to ban religious clothing and symbols in the workplace.

This power has always existed where there has been a Health and Safety issue and an employee might be putting themselves o...

February 24, 2017

There has been a certain amount of panic amongst small businesses now that the enrolment scheme has reached even the smallest of employers. Some businesses thought they were safe by contracting with the self-employed but this may not be so. Employers need to put workpl...

February 2, 2017

Uber Cabbing

Maidstone’s Taxi drivers have been under pressure recently from the “Uber” sensation. Uber drivers provide an unlicensed and cheaper service without the extensive training, disability access considerations, safety and insurance that is mandatory for a regul...

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