Retention of Title
In times when suppliers of goods are not always certain whether they will receive payment from customers, one strategy worth considering is a ‘retention of title’ claus...
Changing pension obligations
Gullands solicitors and independent financial advisers Pharon are to hold a number of joint seminars in the autumn for employers in Kent to keep them up to date on impending change...
Court supports ex-director’s right to start new business
When senior employees leave a company, the commercial risks presented can be considerable. A recent case on this subject concerned a director who left the company he worked for an...
HMRC tax mistake letters start to arrive
The first of some six million letters to taxpayers are starting to arrive. Some taxpayers will be pleasantly surprised when they discover they are due a rebate having paid too much...
Common pitfalls of terminating employment
Most employers are now aware that dismissal carries consequences and consequently do not approach it lightly. Even those who are careful often run up against some common mist...
The myth of a quickie divorce
Quite naturally most people, once deciding to divorce, would like it completed as soon as possible. However, the term “quickie divorce” is misleading and ambiguou...
Will writers’ lasting legacy
An investigative report by the BBC Panorama programme into Will writers was broadcast on 9 August and it highlighted many of the dangers people face when instructing Will writers a...
Boundary dispute leaves family facing large bill
An argument over a narrow strip of land has left a mother and son facing massive costs after their claim was heard in the Court of Appeal recently. Both the claimants and the defen...
Uninsured builders can leave home-owners with headache
Home owners are warned to check that builders and their labourers are properly insured as illustrated by a recent case. It involved a man who was hired to do casual labour for a b...
Kent Messenger call on Gullands for advice to growing businesses
Gullands together with the University of Kent is providing a new column in the Kent Messenger newspaper for growing and expanding businesses. The column, which appears every ...