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Kitsons Employment Law Updates

Posted by on June 4th 2018 in Employment Newsletters

The Kitsons Employment Law Update is designed to ensure you are up-to-date with the most significant and interesting developments in the world of Employment Law. Our Employment Team highlights relevant developments and cases of interest in a format that is easy to read on a regular basis.

May 2018

This month we focus on dress codes, dismissal's, GDPR and we announce our new Corporate Services Team.

April 2018

This month we focus on apprenticeships, ACAS statistics, occupational pay and what you need to for the...

Kitsons Announce New Joint Managing Partners

Posted by on May 1st 2018 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Devon law firm Kitsons has appointed Nicholas Johnson and Rhodri Davey as its new Joint Managing Partners succeeding long-standing Managing Partner, James Cross.

Head of the firm’s highly-regarded HR and Employment team, Rhodri Davey joined Kitsons in 2007. He is recognised in Chamber’s Guide to the Legal Profession as being “very forward-thinking in his approach” and for providing “brilliant and down-to-earth advice”. Rhodri is the current President of the Plymouth Law Society and sits on Kitsons’ Management Board.

Nick Johnson is a highly-respected Partner working in the field of Professional Negligence. ...

Kitsons Proud Sponsors of the Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2018

Posted by on March 15th 2018 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Solicitors have been named proud sponsors once again for the Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2018.

The well celebrated event, takes place on the 7th July and will see around 2000 ladies, walk 5-10 miles in aid of Rowcroft Hospice. Rowcroft provide comfort, support and specialist services to patient's and family member - be it at home, in the local community or at their inpatient unit in Torquay.

The scenic route will take you through Paington, Goodrington Sands and Torquay, with a start and end at Torbay Lesure Centre. 

Walks take place from 7.30pm - 9pm; sign...

IMPORTANT: Opening Hours

Posted by on March 1st 2018 in Blog Posts, Kitsons News

Update: Our offices are now open as per usual

Due to the Met Office Red weather warning, Kitsons Offices will be closed from 12:30 today March 1st 2018, we have taken the decision to close our offices today to ensure the safety of our staff and our clients.

Please do not attempt to drive or travel to a Kitsons office without first making contact with the office on 01803 202020.

We thank you for your understanding.

Please all stay safe in the snow.

Kitsons Christmas Quiz raises £1,000 for Torbay Charity

Posted by on December 19th 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Kitsons Christmas Quiz raises £1,000 for Torbay Charity

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons hosted its annual charity quiz night on Wednesday 22nd November, bringing local businesses from across Torbay, Teignbridge and Exeter together for a fun evening. 

The event, which was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, raised a total of £1,000 for Torquay based charity, Hele’s Angels

The evening was kindly supported by teams representing: Accounting 4 Everything, Acronyms Ltd, Bettesworths, Bishop Fleming, Bradleys, Charles Royal, Croft Surveyors, Darnells, El Nashar Dental Care, Francis Clark,

Social Media At Work: We Are Still Talking About It!

Posted by on November 30th 2017 in Blog Posts, Employment

Social Media At Work: We Are Still Talking About It!

Whilst reading a recent article on the BBC website, it struck me that there is still confusion for employers and employees.

The individual explains the difficult time she has had since an incident in 2015 when she lost her job due to a post on facebook. It happens that in August 2017 she won her unfair dismissal case. The details of the case are significant in part as it reflects the conversation we frequently have with clients.

We presented last week to a small group of clients, discussing social media and associated policies in the workplace. The article I read today...

Kitsons Demonstrates Continued Success In New Legal 500 Rankings

Posted by on October 31st 2017 in Press Releases

Kitsons Demonstrates Continued Success In New Legal 500 Rankings

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has been recognised in the latest edition of the Legal 500 – the prestigious guide to the UK legal profession. The Legal 500 is an independent legal guide, recommending and ranking law firms and lawyers based on positive client and external feedback.

Kitsons has been ranked in six practice areas in the South West section of the 2017 guide; Employment, Private Client, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Family and Real Estate.   

The number of Recommended Lawyers has increased to 16, with one Partner, David Turner, listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ in this year’s publication....

Kitsons' Employment Practical Leadership Programmes

Posted by on October 6th 2017 in Employment, Kitsons News

Kitsons Employment Team are pleased to announce a series of seminars aimed at those with HR Management responsibility in their organisation.

The seminars are scheduled to run across the course of the next six months, coverting all aspects of HR within the business. Spaces will be limited, with just 12 attendees for each workshop to allow maximum interaction and engagement.

The sessions will be half a day (9.15am start) with lunch, closing at 2.00pm, held at our Exeter office: Exeter: Kitsons LLP, The Forum, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QR

Asking All the Right Questions

Exeter: Thursday...

Teignbridge Sports and Community Awards 2017

Posted by on September 19th 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Nominations are being sought from the community for Teignbridge District Council’s glittering Sports and Community Awards.

With 13 categories to choose from, including team and individual prizes, the deadline for nominations is midnight Friday 22 September. Those short-listed will then be invited to this year’s Sports Personality Awards, sponsored by Kitsons Solicitors, held on Friday 1 December at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren.

Local Solicitor Defends Lasting Powers of Attorney

Posted by on August 23rd 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases, Private Client

Partner and Head of Private Client, Lynn Smith from Kitsons Solicitors in Torquay has defended lasting powers of attorney (LPA) after Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned they may leave elderly people open to abuse.

An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about care and finances on their behalf, in the event of a loss of mental capacity through an accident or illness such as dementia.

In the foreword to a new book on the subject, Mr Lush raised concerns about the...

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