The founding partners of Gullands, John and Douglas Gulland, first began practising in Maidstone in 1947 after acquiring an existing firm of solicitors and at this time Maidstone had a thriving livestock and deadstock market, along with a brewery and several paper mills. Gulland & Gulland – as it was known back then – represented and acted on behalf of local businesses, surrounding farms and the wider agricultural community.
Over a century later, Gullands continues this work with Paul Burbidge, Head of the Commercial Department, and Blair Gulland, Chairman, both dedicating a large majority of their time to farming and agricultural clients.
Gullands continues to support the local farming community at events such as the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match, where their trade stand, complete with Paul Burbidge’s David Brown Super Cropmaster has become a regular feature.
The Ploughing Match provides the team with an ideal opportunity to meet and greet both old and new clients and also to support the local charities that benefit from the entrance proceeds.
Gullands has extensive experience and a real understanding of the rural community and welcomes the opportunity to discuss all agricultural related issues with everyone from muddy-booted farmers, to government officials, to learned academics. Paul Burbidge is a member of Canterbury Farmers’ Club, which is believed to be the oldest farmers’ club in Great Britain.
Contact us today
The agricultural team at Gullands is here to look after all forms of agricultural and farming matters.
- General rural legal advice contact: Paul Burbidge, Blair Gulland, Tim Simmons and Dudley Cramp.
- Rural business advice contact: Dudley Cramp and Sarah Astley.
- Rural employment advice contact: Amanda Finn.
- Non-compliance with statutory bodies or service providers related to farmland contact: John Roberts.