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  • Monday 3rd October 2016

    Criminal solicitor turns detective to retrace family history

    Gullands’ Criminal Solicitor Patrick Bligh, has recently turned detective as he embarked on a journey which took him to Italy to retrace his father’s World War Two experience. Patrick’s father, Ken Bligh, was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers fighting in North Africa when he ...

  • Monday 3rd October 2016

    Staff profile legal eye on James Shiells

    Name: James Shiells Position: Executive Department: Private Client Areas of expertise: I am a member of Gullands’ Probate and Wills Department. My principle duties and responsibilities include estate administration, preparation of Wills, preparation of Powers of Attorney, change of name ...

  • Friday 16th September 2016

    Gullands Solicitors is ranked as a leading law firm in Kent by legal market bible

    Kent law firm Gullands Solicitors has once again been commended for its consistently high levels of service across five practice areas, by The Legal 500, which was published last week, Wednesday 14 September 2016. The Legal 500 is the largest and most in-depth survey of the UK’s ...

  • Tuesday 5th July 2016

    How to avoid your business being liable for the wrongful actions of staff

    In a case heard recently at the Supreme Court, it was decided that the supermarket chain Morrisons was liable for a physical assault carried out by one of their employees on a customer. On the same day, the Supreme Court also found the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) was vicariously liable for an injury ...

  • Tuesday 5th July 2016

    Job sharing and other options for return to work after maternity leave

    Juggling the demands of both parenting and a busy career are, in theory, less black and white choices now, as the law provides much greater flexibility for parents. Employees, both full and part-time, with 26 weeks’ service have the right to ask for flexible working. Flexible working is ...

  • Tuesday 5th July 2016

    Staff issues when buying a business

    The main problems new business owners focus their attention on tends to be related to financial issues, such as the business’ profitability, or operational ones, such as having a viable business plan. Staff risks should also be evaluated carefully, as they can often take significant amounts ...

  • Tuesday 5th July 2016

    The Gender pay gap, what's new?

    The Government last year carried out a widely publicised consultation - Closing the Gender Pay Gap, and it has now published draft regulations setting out the framework for the new gender pay reporting requirements. The regulations are intended to come into force in October 2016 with the first ...

  • Tuesday 21st June 2016

    Selling a Home

    Key considerations when buying or selling your home, a 10 step guide It is often considered to be one of the most stressful periods of your life, when you are buying or selling your home. If you haven’t done it before, or for a number of years, it can be a complex and daunting task. It is ...

  • Tuesday 21st June 2016

    Buying a Home

    What insurance do you need when buying property? When you are buying a new property it is very important to ensure that you arranged to have the right insurance in place, at the right time. Home insurance From the moment you exchange contracts on the purchase of a property, buildings ...

  • Tuesday 21st June 2016

    Joint Property Tenancy

    Buying a property jointly, what should you consider? If you are in the lucky position to be buying a home with another person, your solicitor will ask you how the property will be owned. There are two different sorts of joint ownership, Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common, so how do they ...

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