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  • 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 ...

  • Thursday 9th June 2016

    New Charities Act

    The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent on 16 March 2016 and all charities should be aware of how the changes will affect them. In brief: Social investment Social investment means investing the charity’s money in a way which ...

  • Thursday 9th June 2016

    Gullands Participates in Charity Golf Day

    Gullands take part in Charity Golf Day On Tuesday 7 June, partner David Brown took part in a charity golf day organised by Northfleet & Ebbsfleet Lions Club. The golf day, the Lions Club’s ninth annual event, was held to help raise funds towards the operating costs of EllenorLions ...

  • Wednesday 8th June 2016

    The Difference Between a Charity and a Social Enterprise

    The difference between a Charity and a Social Enterprise? This is a question we are often asked as legal advisors and also which is the best structure for an organisation to operate under. Both a charity and a social enterprise share an objective which is to complete a social mission and to make ...

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016

    Construction Dispute and Injunction to Restrain Winding-up Petition

    In the recently reported case of COD Hyde Limited and Space Change Management Limited [2016] EWHC 820 (Ch) the Companies Court had to decide whether to grant the employer (COD) an injunction restraining the contractor (Space) from presenting a Winding-up Petition against it. The intended Petition ...

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016

    Duty of care even if you are not expecting payment

    The Court has found that an architect and project manager who performed services for free owed duties of care in respect of the selection of the project team, the preparation of designs needed for pricing and construction, the exercise of costs control and periodic inspection of the works. The case ...

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016

    Joint seminar on Managing Asbestos Risk on Site and in the Workplace

    Some fifty property, construction and insurance professionals met at the Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone earlier this year to hear from Jane Adamson, Founder and Managing Director of Adamson’s Laboratory Services (ALS Envex) and Steve Dempsey of DMC Group Enabling Works Specialists and licenced ...

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016

    Prosecuting 'near miss' incidents and fines under new health & safety Sentencing Guidelines

    Commentators are unanimous in predicting larger fines for health & safety offences following new sentencing guidelines effective from 1st February. However, the guidelines are not just about bigger fines. They also require the Court to look at the risk of harm, not just the outcome. ...

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016

    A buildings use, not who owns it critical to deciding VAT status

    This isn’t an area of law that has changed recently, but one which people do unfortunately get wrong with expensive consequences. The owners of commercial property will know that some building work can be standard rated or, if it meets one of the exemptions under the Value Added Tax Act ...

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