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Devon Law Firm Shows Support For Local People

Posted by on June 11th 2015 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Kitsons Solicitors has shown its ongoing commitment to making a difference to vulnerable local people by awarding Jasmyn House Technology £1,000.

The grant will support volunteers in Torbay to enable blind and visually impaired people to learn skills on computers, increasing their skills and building confidence in their abilities while helping to reduce the isolation often felt by those suffering from sight loss.

Kitsons, which has offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth, set up a Fund with local charity Devon Community Foundation a number of years ago to enable the firm to support community projects...

Mego Employment & Kitsons Solicitors

Posted by on June 5th 2015 in Employment, Kitsons News

The Employment Team have revamped the existing HR Breakfast Club, run in the South Devon area, and are launching HR Toolkit Talks.  Aimed at both HR professionals and business managers, the talks will be focussing on one topic per session, driven by legislative or case law developments.  The seminars will be a more in-depth look at the topic, providing invaluable practitioners comments and guidance.

As ever, participants will have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss their own experience in the field.

HR Toolkit Talks will be located at each of Kitsons’ offices across the South West.  Attendance is free and a...

May Employment Law Update

Posted by on May 28th 2015 in Employment, Kitsons News

Welcome to the May issue of our Employment Law Update which is designed to keep you updated on all the latest HR news. This month, following the result of the recent General Election there are a number of changes on the horizon to the landscape of Employment Law which we've detailed below.

We always welcome feedback on how we can support you further, therefore if you have any queries or any comments on our updates, get in touch.

The meaning of ‘Establishment’ for collective redundancies

Following the conclusion of the "Woolworths" case (USDAW and another v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation), Ethel Austin Ltd...

Kitsons Partner Set for Everest Base Camp Charity Trek (Updates)

Posted by on May 6th 2015 in Blog Posts, Kitsons News

06/05/15

UPDATE: Tony Hunt has landed safely in the UK.

Excellent news to hear that Tony Hunt has landed safely in the UK and is currently driving home from London.

It's great to know he's back from such a terrifying adventure. More photos will be posted in due course.

To make a donation please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/KitsonsLLP/

 

01/05/15

UPDATE: Flight back on May 5th as planned.

"Fly back on 5th May as planned. Earlier flights in demand and others are in more need. Another 5.0 magnitude aftershock last night and I slept through it!!"

 

30/04/15

UPDATE: Both have reached the airport now and are fit and well.

Tony and Natalie have reached Lukla...

The Mark Batten Trophy Presentation

Posted by on May 5th 2015 in Kitsons News

Kitsons Solicitors teamed up with The Torquay Skittles League to create The Mark Batten Trophy - in name of our ex-collegue Mark Batten, who sadly passed away a year ago.

On Bank Holiday Saturday, the trophy was awarded at the Torquay Skittles League Annual Presentation for the first time.

Presenting The Mark Batten Trophy on Kitsons' behalf was Ashley Batten, Mark's son. It was handed to The Fix It’s, for - ‘Outstanding Performance Against the Odds’.

This award is an ongoing prize which will be passed on season after season, in the name of Mark Batten.

Miles for Mark - Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 2015

Posted by on March 18th 2015 in Kitsons News

On Saturday 11th July 2015, 30 members of staff from Kitsons will be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge attempting to walk 24 miles in just 12 hours.

Team Kitsons will take on the steep climbs and descents of Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The challenge will be completed in memory of our colleague Mark Batten, who passed away suddenly in March 2014.

Mark worked at Kitsons for over 35 years and was an...

Kitsons Solicitors Secures Top Accolade from National Law Society

Posted by on February 17th 2015 in Kitsons News

Kitsons Solicitors in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth has secured The National Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel.

Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments, which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, practice must undergo a rigorous initial then annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor.

James Cross, Managing Partner of Kitsons LLP said:

“While we are proud to have secured Lexcel,...

Kitsons Launch Charity Wills Scheme at Exeter City Football Club

Posted by on January 22nd 2015 in Kitsons News, Private Client

Above: Jamie Vittles, Head of Exeter City Football in the Community (left) with Charlie Siegle, Associate at Kitsons (right) at Exeter City Football Club.

Devon law firm Kitsons has teamed up with Exeter City Football Club to offer supporters of Exeter City the opportunity to make or update their Will, in return for a donation to the Club’s charity arm, Football in the Community.

Through the scheme, for every new Will completed by the Private Client Team at Kitsons Solicitors in Exeter, the firm will donate a proportion of its fees for those Wills...

Line Manager Training

Posted by on January 8th 2015 in Kitsons News

Line Manager Training

This one day training session is conducted by Carolyn Giles, of Hardwick HR, together with Val Moulton of Alchemy.  It is suitable for Line Managers across all sectors.

The course splits into two distinct parts in order to cover both the interpersonal and emotional skillset required of Line Management and in conjunction with studying the legal framework within which Employers operate.  It will equip your Line Managers with the necessary skills of day to day management and assist them in developing their teams whilst dealing with common risk areas.

Topics covered include:

  • Attitudes & Behaviour
  • Management...

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Posted by on December 19th 2014 in Kitsons News

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Please note our offices will close on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 5.15 pm, and re-open on Friday 2nd January 2015 at 9.00 am.

We take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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