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  • Thursday 2nd October 2014

    WARRANTIES

    Defects in buildings are considered by the courts as an economic loss which can only be recovered through a contractual relationship and not by tort. Having a proper building contract in place will cover contractors’ and consultants’ obligations under the various conditions and the ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Don't leave your assets to chance

    A family death can be hard enough to cope with, but when someone passes away without a Will (intestate) dividing the estate can often cause disputes. The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill has changed the intestacy rules to give more power to the remaining spouse and to better ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Making way for the next generation

    According to DEFRA the average age of the UK farmer is now over 65 years old, and whilst a farmer will never truly ‘retire’, very few have succession plans in place. Clearly drawn up plans should be made in good time, even if you are planning for 20 plus years ahead. Every ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Gullands' celebration of heritage

    Gullands Solicitors hosted its annual spring drinks reception for over 100 clients and friends at the Maidstone Museum on Wednesday 7 May. Guests enjoyed a special opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and explore the Ladybird Books exhibition, which featured a vintage collection of original ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Half-term doesn't have to be double the stress

    Whether planning for half-term or the Christmas holidays, parents need to ensure they know how to resolve issues over holiday contact arrangements following the introduction of new rules earlier this year. Previously, parents would apply to the court for a contact and/or a residence order to ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Perhaps not so casual?

    Casual workers are often used in seasonal industries, such as agriculture, retail and tourism or where there is traditionally fluctuating demand such as the construction industry. Employers often fall into the trap of considering that by labelling workers as casual they are avoiding the ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery Regulations 2014 (CRAR)

    From 6 April 2014, CRAR replaced the ‘distress for rent’ remedy that enabled a landlord to enter leased premises without notice in order to seize a tenant’s goods and sell them to recover arrears of rent. The basic procedure for CRAR is set out in the Tribunals, Courts and ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    New lease of life for redundant agricultural buildings

    In April this year the Government eased planning regulations – through the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment and Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2014 (GPDO) – allowing redundant agricultural buildings to be converted into new homes under ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Post-accident procedures

    No matter what precautions you may take, or what procedures you may have in place, the possibility of a serious accident at work can never be ruled out. In such an event, an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) would inevitably follow with the possibility of a prosecution ...

  • Friday 12th September 2014

    Business Leaders' Garden City event

    In April this year Golding Homes’ Director of Regeneration and Development, Chris Blundell, was shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson Economics Prize for his response to the question on ‘How would you deliver a new garden city which is visionary, economically viable, and ...

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