Event Archive

List of past events and seminars. 

Free Employment Seminar Uckfield Read more
Comedy Night for St Wilfrid's Hospice, Eastbourne Uckfield Read more
Charity Barn Dance for St Wilfrid's Hospice Uckfield Read more
Power of Attorney Seminar Horam Read more
Starlight Stroll Eastbourne Read more
St Wilfrid's Hospice Starlight Stroll Eastbourne Read more
Free Employment Seminar 9a Church Street Read more
Free Employment Seminar 9a Church Street Read more
Easter Egg Hunt 9a Church Street Read more
Free Employment Seminar 9a Church Street Read more
Seminar for Business Owners 9a Church Street Read more
Seminar for Business Owners 9a Church Street Read more
Dawson Hart's Charity Barn Dance 101 High Street Read more
Trusts, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney 101 High Street Read more
Getting Your Business In Order! 101 High Street Read more
Dawson Hart's Charity Barn Dance 101 High Street Read more
Holiday Pay - The Ticking Time Bomb! 101 High Street Read more
Contracts of Employment Seminar November 2013 101 High Street Read more
Professional Advice Roadshow Uckfield Civic Centre Read more
Contracts of Employment Seminar October 2013 101 High Street Read more
Social Media Seminar April 2013 101 High Street Read more
Social Media Seminar April 2013 101 High Street Read more
Social Media Seminar April 2013 101 High Street Read more
Autumn Seminar 2012 101 High Street Read more
Autumn Seminar 2012 101 High Street Read more

Past Events

Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise of Eastbourne

Financial & Legal Evening


Do you have concerns about funding long term care?

Do you know the options available to you?

Did you know that if you become incapable of making decisions about your finances and financial affairs, generally, no one else can do it for you - not even your spouse or children?

This can cause a particular problem if others need to access your funds for you quickly. In such a case someone would need to apply for an order from the Court of Protection. The procedure is time consuming and costly.

Would you like to find out more in an informal setting?

Wednesday 12th June 6pm – 7.30pm


This is a great opportunity to receive expert advice & knowledge in comfortable surroundings, refreshments will be provided.


Steve Jenness of Baker Jenness Financial Management will run a session looking at the financial problem an increasing number of individuals are faced with in terms of funding Long Term Care, along with some potential solutions to address this.

 This will be followed by a presentation from Laura Manton, partner at Dawson Hart Solicitors who will explain to you the benefits of having a Lasting Power or Attorney in place, giving you peace of mind knowing that you have chosen people who you trust to act for you if and when you need help.


Please contact Vicki Pickering on 01323 525 000 to confirm attendance.
Venue: Sunrise Senior Living, 6 Upper Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 9AN


“Love it – or loathe it…the social media phenomenon is here to stay!”

Victoria Regan, Head of Employment, presented an extremely insightful seminar into the opportunities and issues that are created by the massive growth in popularity of social media. Given the seismic shift in accessibility to social media and the different modes used, to completely ban access to social media may now no longer be a realistic or practical approach. In the light of this, Victoria considered the benefits of using social media as a unique opportunity for companies to get a positive image across and into the public domain, but also considered how such technological advancement is NOT without risk!

Whilst outlining the pitfalls for both employees and employers, Victoria explained the ways in which companies can best protect themselves against social media misuse as well as the employment implications throughout the employment cycle, from recruitment through to actions following the departure of an employee. Victoria also considered specific elements which should be contained within express contractual clauses and policies to assist businesses to set the standards and limitations of use and to place employers on firmer ground in situations requiring disciplinary action.

Victoria explained that there is a new generation of employees in the workplace who see and use social media as part of the fabric of their daily lives, and it is therefore now even more important for businesses to sufficiently protect themselves against the legal implications that follow when an employee’s public and private life becomes ever more entwined and the division between the two become more blurred.


“Informative and thought provoking, many thanks”


“Extremely informative and up-to-date”


Victoria shall be repeating this seminar on 25 April 2013 at the Dawson Hart offices, please refer to our website for further details on how to book your place. 


Social Media Seminar - 20 March 2013

Victoria Regan, Head of Employment at Dawson Hart, presented an extremely successful seminar on Social Media at the Seattle Hotel in Brighton, in conjunction with Huntress Recruitment.

Victoria examined some of the challenges for UK employers created by the significant increase of social media and further considered the legal and employment implications and suggested ways as to how best to minimise risk with the use of specific policies and contractual post termination restrictions. Victoria also discussed with the group, the potential problems posed by LinkedIn and the ownership of the database upon termination of an employee’s employment and how best to protect company databases and customers/clients. The session ended with several entertaining and relevant case studies in respect of social media mistakes committed by both employees and employers.

Victoria shall be providing Social Media seminars at the Dawson Hart offices on 16th and 25th April 2013. If you would wish to attend, kindly contact Paula Geear on 01825 762281 or refer to the events page for further details.


Auto-enrolment and Employment Law Update 2012 Seminar - 21 November 2012

Victoria Regan, Head of Employment at Dawson Hart, together with Nick Holdcroft, of Horlock Holdcroft, held another interesting and informative re-run of their previous seminar held earlier this month. The seminar was well received by all attendees, providing lots food for thought and guidance on how best to deal with the numerous changes that are affecting employers as well as the areas to watch moving forward.

 ‘Well presented, well explained and enjoyable. Learnt a lot. Thanks’

 ‘Very interesting and relevant presentation for employers.’

This now concludes the seminars being provided by the Employment Department for 2012, but these shall recommence in early 2013. The next seminar shall examine the challenges that employers now face as a result of the explosion of social media and shall consider practical steps on how best to minimise the risks created, the details of which shall be advertised here on this site nearer the time.


Auto-enrolment and Employment Law Update 2012 Seminar – 6 November 2012

Victoria Regan of the Employment Team held another successful employment seminar on 6 November 2012 having teamed up with Nick Holdcroft of Horlock Holdcroft Financial Consultants.

Nick took attendees through their obligations surrounding the auto-enrolment of employee pensions, which commenced in October for some businesses. Victoria provided an Employment Law Update of all relevant cases that have been considered throughout 2012, provided an update of the important changes in Employment Law as well as an outline of the forthcoming proposals that are going through parliament at present whilst dispelling some of the current media myths along the way. 

'Many thanks to you for organising such an interesting seminar.'
'Nick Holdcroft and Victoria Regan certainly know their stuff plus they are both able to make the information understandable as well as engaging.'



Wear It Pink Day 2012

Friday 26 October 2012 saw staff at Dawson Hart taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign's biggest fundraising event, raising well over £600!

In memory of friend and colleague Chris Phillips, staff paid £2 to dress down in something pink, as well as holding a massive raffle and contributing a stack of homemade cakes for sale.
Thanks to the generosity of many local businesses, the raffle had over 70 fantastic prizes which included a notebook computer, afternoon tea and an overnight stay at a local hotel.
In our picture, taken by Ron Hill, are, from the left, Jacqueline Hardaway, Lorraine Mitchell, David Marshall and Nicola Withers.
Wear It Pink Day 2012
Many thanks to The Stores Department, Parade Radio, Uckfield Picture House, Cristobel, Pizza Express, Uckfield Electrics, Carousel, Bishops, Maximum Diner, Pipe Dreams, Carvills, Waitrose, Luna, Selbys, The Flower Shop, Uckfield Rugby Club, Gale & Woolgar, Blackfords Coal, Tim’s Woodyard, Buxted Park Hotel, Horsted Place, Zest, Pepper Dining, Columbine, Tressler Coachwork, East Sussex National & Academy of Hair.