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  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Welcome to InBrief

    Welcome to the summer issue of Gullands Solicitors’ firm wide magazine. I am particularly delighted to introduce you to this special Magna Carta edition, which marks the 800th anniversary of the Great Charter. As the front cover portrays, the famous Magna Carta was an agreement between ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Pre-nups the facts

    This is a concept that doesn’t sit comfortably with most people. The very idea of a pre-nup is in stark contrast to the romance of finding that one person you want to share the rest of your life with. We spend our whole lives planning for and protecting our future and/or the future of ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    The Allington Debate Celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta

    The Great Charter Magna Carta was born from a long and tedious process of negotiations between King John and a group of rebellious barons led by Robert Fitzwalter, Lord of Dunmow. After King John’s attempts to increase taxes to fund an unsuccessful invasion of Normandy, which had been ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Divorce in the news

    One of the higher profile divorce cases to hit the news in recent weeks was the case of Wyatt v Vince in the Supreme Court. After a short marriage, Ms Wyatt had been divorced from Mr Vince way back in the 1990s, and Mr Vince had gone on to become a multi-millionaire. Ms Wyatt was ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Spousal Maintenance - has anything changed?

    When couples get divorced there are a number of financial orders open to them. Properties can be sold or transferred, pensions shared and lump sums awarded. Child maintenance is always payable by the absent parent. The other option is spousal maintenance, usually a monthly sum ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Paramount Theme Park takes a step closer

    The construction industry in North Kent is eagerly awaiting one of the largest building projects in the county’s history to start, and it will take a step closer once planning permission is applied for later this year. The Paramount Theme Park, the £2 billion project for the Swanscombe ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    New sentencing guidelines proposed for corporate manslaughter, health & safety and food safety offences

    The Sentencing Council for England and Wales issues guidelines on sentencing which the Courts must follow in the vast majority of cases they deal with. The aim is to promote greater transparency and consistency in sentencing. Until now there has been no definitive guideline for health ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Blair Gulland addresses NRI Business Forum in New Delhi

    Back in 2013 the Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Institute launched its Business Forum to help foster business ties between NRIs and Indian companies. Today, under the leadership of its Secretary General, Manu Jagmohan Singh, the forum plays a vital role in taking India to new heights of growth ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Food for thought

    Today in the UK there are around 90,000 families in temporary accommodation, 122,000 homeless children and 52,000 homeless young people. There are also around 400,000 ‘hidden homeless’ who stay with friends or family as ‘sofa surfers’ until they out-stay their welcome ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Switch for change in Maidstone

    Gullands Solicitors is involved with many different charitable organisations both locally in Maidstone and nationally and Gullands Partner Paul Burbidge is one of the trustees of Switch Café in Maidstone. The charity was recently a finalist at the Kent Charity of The Year Awards and it ...

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