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  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Gullands receives award at KM Charity Team Awards

    Gullands Solicitors has received an award at a ceremony staged to thank local organisations who have teamed up with a leading educational charity, which aims to make Kent a better place to live and work. Fifty organisations that are critical partners of the KM Charity Team in delivering its ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    KM Charity Team Walk 2017

    Time is running out, have you signed up to take part? Come along and enjoy a walk with us and take part in the KM Charity Team Walk 2017. The walk takes place on Sunday June 25 and sets off from Mote House in Mote Park, Maidstone along a picturesque route to Leeds Castle and back. The main ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Recent starters

    Michelle Pibworth, Associate Michelle Pibworth is an associate solicitor in Gullands’ established Criminal Law Department. Michelle has worked in criminal defence since 2009, and during this time has represented defendants facing a variety of charges ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Staff profile Legal eye on John Roberts

    Name: John Roberts Position: Managing Partner and Head of Criminal & Regulatory Areas of expertise: I have worked in the field of criminal litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in 1992. In that time I have represented clients charged with everything from motoring offences to ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Employee devices, use and safeguards

    It is increasingly common for staff to have personal mobile devices which they can and do use for business purposes. This has many benefits with regard to flexibility, but the use of such devices gives rise to an increased risk in terms of companies’ security for the protection of ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Company PSC Registers

    From 6th April 2016, every company has been required to maintain a register of people with significant control (PSC) over it as part of its statutory registers. The obligation on the company is to take reasonable steps to identify any individual or other legal entity, such as another company, who ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Tribunal fees

    The recent Ministry of Justice review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT has now been published. The review concludes that the fees regime is working well and is meeting the original objectives for the introduction of fees. It acknowledged that the introduction of fees ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Publication of Employment Tribunal Judgments

    In early February 2017 the Ministry of Justice formally launched its website of employment tribunal decisions. Presently the website contains decisions from 2015 onwards. Future tribunal decisions handed down in England, Wales and Scotland will also be uploaded onto the website. Previously those ...

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Essential documents for employers

    When starting up a business what are the absolute minimum documents that an employer is required to have in place? Most are aware they need contracts for their employees, but what about the Staff Handbook. Is this full of unnecessary memos or legal requirements? There are in fact very few written ...

  • Monday 20th March 2017

    Surprise increase in Probate fees

    The 2017 spring budget has a sting in the tail which many people won’t feel until they are dealing with the death of a loved one. In what is being called a £300m stealth tax, probate fees once previously capped at £215 or £155 if the application was made through a solicitor ...

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