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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDER

    On 1 September 2013, the government introduced a new type of employment status, the employee-shareholder. Employees with this status will give up certain employment rights in exchange for shares in the employer. There are various conditions that must be met for an employee to become an ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Gross misconduct does not always justify dismissal

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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Minimum wage

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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Breakfast seminar

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  • Tuesday 24th September 2013

    Gullands Solicitors once again secures Law Society's top quality mark

    Gullands Solicitors in Maidstone has for the third consecutive year secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. Gullands was one of the first law firms in the country to qualify for the scheme when it was ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Farming families welcome HMRC defeat

    On 21 May, HMRC was defeated in the long-running court case, HMRC v JN Hanson, concerning the charging of Inheritance Tax (IHT) on farmhouses where the farmhouse and farmland are not in common ownership. In the dispute, HMRC had argued that although the farmer, Mr Hanson, occupied both the house ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Gullands celebrates family team at Maidstone Museum

    Gullands held a spring drinks reception for more than 140 clients and friends of the firm at the Maidstone Museum on 8 May. Guests were given the opportunity to view the museum’s internationally acclaimed Japanese art collection and take an exclusive behind the scenes tour. The occasion ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Selling a farming business

    Deciding to sell a farming business may be a difficult decision for many farmers, but when no one in the family wants to take over running the farm there may be no other option. What is the best way, therefore, to approach selling your farm? If you have explored all the options and decided that ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Adverse Possession

    A successful claim for adverse possession will enable a person to acquire ownership of land or property, which did not formerly belong to them, without having to purchase that land or property. Instantly, one may think of squatters and the various high profile cases that have been reported in the ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Prest ruling a 'welcome relief'

    The eagerly awaited outcome in a landmark divorce case came for many family lawyers in June as the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Mrs Yasmin Prest in the landmark Prest v Petrodel Resources divorce case. To the relief of many family law practitioners, the ruling, which reversed a Court of Appeal ...

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