Archive for Dec 2017

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM AUSTEN SMITH

To All our clients and friends, we thank you for your valued support over the past year, and we look forward to being of service to you once again, in 2018. As we have done annually to show our thanks, we “pay it forward” by recognising the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves. In…

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DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! THE LEGAL LIMITS, THE RISKS, AND ADVICE IF ARRESTED

With stats showing that at least 50{386da21712306c7ea1ec53b34b97fadb8c0ec5caeb4fa51813505ee2700f52b4} of road deaths are alcohol-related, the authorities will no doubt ensure that once again the Festive Season is also the Season of Roadblocks. What happens if you are caught driving “over the limit”? This is what you face – Immediate arrest and detention   A compulsory blood test…

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EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES: HOW TO HANDLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

 “…there is a new understanding and appreciation of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace and of its devastating effects on the victim.  It has become, in effect, a systemic and recurring harm”…“It is the kind of conduct that is a scourge in the workplace, and must be rooted out of existence.” (Extracts from…

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SELLING PROPERTY THIS FESTIVE SEASON? 3 TIPS FOR A SMOOTH TRANSFER

The Festive Season can be a great time to sell property, and to buy it.  Warm weather, sunny gardens and bright rooms, lots of holidaying visitors, and more time on your hands generally all help to stimulate the property market. Just bear in mind that, Summer Holidays or not, whether you are selling a property…

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