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  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Generations of musicians celebrate 50 years of KCYO

    Kent County Youth Orchestra (KCYO) celebrated its 50th anniversary at a gala concert, sponsored by Gullands, held in September, at Mote Hall, Maidstone. 160 singers, former members and special guests from all over the country were welcomed by Tommy Pearson, himself an ex-member and now Classic FM ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Strictly Come Gullands

    Hannah Staff, Legal Secretary here at Gullands, has been dancing for over 17 years with Dance Alley School in Chatham and has now begun teaching there as well. Hannah began training with the school, which has grown into one of the biggest dance schools in the Medway Towns area, from a very early ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    AMAN RAISES £1,300 FOR ELLENORLIONS HOSPICE

    Aman Sandhu, Trainee Solicitor, recently completed the Whole Foods Women Only 10K run in Surrey and raised over £1,300 for the EllenorLions Hospice. Aman, who works with the firm’s charity and commercial clients, finished the run in a personal best time of 1 hour 24 minutes, despite a ...

  • Monday 28th October 2013

    Gullands Solicitors appointed to Charity Bank?s panel of solicitors

    Charity Bank has appointed Maidstone law firm Gullands Solicitors to its panel of law firms representing Southern England and London. Charity Bank is an ethical and social purpose bank that seeks deposits from socially conscious individuals and lends solely to charities, community organisations ...

  • Wednesday 16th October 2013

    Contesting a Will

    Sadly not everyone keeps their financial affairs up to date and for a variety of reasons I increasingly receive inquires from clients who want to challenge a Will. If a loved one has died and the contents of their Will come as a surprise, what should you do? With an increase in the divorce rate ...

  • Friday 4th October 2013

    Gullands Solicitors ranked as leading law firm by legal market bible.

    Maidstone law firm Gullands Solicitors has been commended for its consistently high levels of service across seven practice areas by the legal market bible The Legal 500, which was released this week. Gullands has ranked as a leading firm in seven separate legal ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Disability Discrimination: What is reasonable?

    The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees can arise in three circumstances: Where a provision, criterion or practice puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with individuals who are not disabled. This is wide ranging and includes such things as ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    WHAT IS CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL?

    In short, one of the most often used but least understood terms of employment law! Constructive dismissal is the term used where an employee resigns in response to their employer’s conduct in breach of an important term of their employment contract. This can be a breach of an express ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Collective redundancy consultations

    The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 provides that where 20 or more employees are being consulted about redundancy “at one establishment” they are entitled to be collectively consulted and we have set out the collective redundancy procedure below. In a ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Changing terms of employment: business briefing

    An employee’s terms will usually alter during their employment for example, their pay may increase. Most changes will be uncontroversial, but sometimes a business will want to do something that the employee is less willing to accept. In these cases, the business must ...

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