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  • Thursday 1st December 2016

    Interim Payments

    A recent Court of Appeal decision in Balfour Beatty v Grove Developments, has upheld the decision of the TCC and concluded that the contractor had no right to receive interim payments after the planned date of practical completion. In the case the parties were using a JCT Design Build Contract 2011 ...

  • Thursday 17th November 2016

    Fundamental cases employers need to watch

    2016 is a year that has seen a number of important employment rulings, including the recent Uber Employment Tribunal decision. There are however still a couple of further judgments expected before the end of this year, that could also have a significant impact on employers and should be watched ...

  • Thursday 17th November 2016

    The cost of making and withdrawing a job offer

    A company has been ordered to pay over £3,000 for breach of contract damages, after it withdrew a job offer made by a recruitment agency acting on its behalf. In McCann v Snozone Ltd, Mr McCann had verbally accepted a job offer which the recruitment agency had made acting on behalf of the ...

  • Thursday 17th November 2016

    Don't fall foul of recruitment advert wording

    If you are involved in recruitment advertising, you will no doubt be aware of the importance of ensuring job adverts are not discriminatory. The Equality and Human Rights Commission updated its guidance on discriminatory adverts in March this year, including job advertising, after it received more ...

  • Thursday 13th October 2016

    Gullands help Dandelion Time row to Rio

    On Friday 7 October, Gullands took part in the annual Dandelion Time Rowathon to raise money for the support and welfare of families across Kent. This year’s rowathon, named #Row2Rio, saw participants embark on a journey to Rio, raising £14,000 for charity. Gullands’ team, ...

  • Monday 3rd October 2016

    Welcome to InBrief Autumn 2016

    As autumn approaches we look forward to the various ploughing matches which take place up and down the county and we will be attending the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match once again. We look forward to inviting our clients and friends to join us in our marquee on the day. The subject of ...

  • Monday 3rd October 2016

    Hedge and ditch presumption and its use when determining boundaries

    The hedge and ditch presumption can often be used to solve disputes where the boundaries shown on the title documents are inconclusive. This rebuttable presumption states that where two agricultural properties are divided by a hedge and a ditch, the property boundary is assumed to be on the ...

  • Monday 3rd October 2016

    Commercial property and the Competition Act 1998

    It used to be the case that land agreements, such as transfers and leases, were excluded from the Competition Act 1998. This meant that agreements which limited competition, for example by way of a restricted user clause in a lease, were legally enforceable. Thanks to the Competition Act (Land ...

  • Monday 3rd October 2016

    Don't forget charities when you review your Will

    Charitable giving is often done on an ad hoc basis and can be overlooked as part of estate planning. But it can help to reduce tax liabilities both during your lifetime and afterwards and could make a real difference to a small local charity, providing a lasting legacy in your name. It is ...

  • Monday 3rd October 2016

    Brexit, next steps for South East's farmers and landowners?

    Gullands Solicitors teamed up with Agrena Ramsak on the eve of the Kent Show, (Thursday 7 July), to host an information evening for farmers and landowners following on from the vote to leave the EU. Farmers and industry leaders gathered at the Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone to hear the ...

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