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  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Village Cricket

    We are delighted to support two of our local cricket teams – Bearsted Cricket Club and Mote Cricket Club. Kent has always been the county of cricket, so as the season gets underway, we hope you get to see some of our local teams play this summer. We are sponsoring Bearsted Cricket Club, ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    A Century Of Coal Film Premiere

    A new film about the history of the Kent coalfield by local film maker Peter Williams is being shown across Kent and Gullands is delighted to be supporting one of the performances. The Kent coalfield is unique. Thousands of miners were recruited from all over industrial Britain, to dig coal, ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    KM Charity Team Partnership

    On behalf of the firm Blair Gulland was recently invited to receive an award from the KM Charity Team, for supporting their work here in the county. Gullands has sponsored their fund raising walk from Mote Park to Leeds Castle helping raise funds for a range of charities. ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Jonathan Haines joins the Litigation team

    The Litigation team here at Gullands has recently welcomed Jonathan Haines, a Chartered Legal Executive. Jonathan moved into private practice in 2001 after spending a career in the travel industry, which included specialising in holiday and travel related claims and included working in-house for ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    100th Anniversary of WW1 Armistice

    2018 sees the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and the end of WW1 and an art project which began in a Kent church will be seen nationally across the country as part of the remembrance activities. St John the Baptist church at Penshurst in 2016 was the first to host an art installation There ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Centenary Village takes a step closer

    Blair Gulland is a trustee of Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) and they have recently opened the first phase of their new Centenary Village here in Maidstone. The £4m apartments for injured veterans are divided between two new apartment blocks – Victory House and Invictus Games ...

  • Thursday 17th May 2018

    Health and Safety – Good for Business 2018 Joint Seminar with Business Doctors

    We took our theme from the joint HSE and IOD (Institute of Directors) Guidance Leading Health and Safety at Work, which says:- Addressing health and safety should not be seen as a regulatory burden: it offers significant opportunities:- Reduced costs and reduced risks; Employee absence ...

  • Thursday 17th May 2018

    Charities, Trustees and the Health and Safety Status of Volunteers

    We address some health & safety questions sometimes raised in the voluntary sector and look at some illustrative cases. Does Health & Safety legislation apply to Volunteers? It depends. If the volunteer was working for a business or voluntary body which had any employed staff, the ...

  • Thursday 17th May 2018

    Mock Trial reveals ambiguity in HSE ladder safety guidance

    Gullands and Six Pump Court Chambers provided the courtroom drama at a Mock Civil Trial hosted by IOSH East Anglia branch on 16th May 2018. The trial involved a fictitious workman Fred Whatall falling from a ladder whilst working on sash window frames at his employer’s HQ building. ...

  • Monday 9th April 2018

    Name and Shame on Minimum wage: Could you be caught?

    Think this can’t happen to you, think again. The Government named 179 employers for infractions of their minimum wage obligations. Although some of these had headline grabbing amounts from high street names, others involved more modest operations and more modest transgressions. Some of ...

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