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  • Sunday 26th August 2012

    Badger cull delayed

    In December 2011 plans to cull badgers were announced by the Government initially in pilot areas to curb the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, which are then slaughtered at great financial cost to the taxpayer. However, legal proceedings against Defra’s decision to sanction the cull by ...

  • Saturday 25th August 2012

    Changes to the Tree Preservation Order system in England from 6 April 2012

    According to a document issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government on the 6 April 2012, the Town & Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012 put all tree preservation orders (orders) on to the same footing and consolidate existing legislation into one ...

  • Friday 24th August 2012

    Launch of government's mortgage indemnity scheme for purchasers of new Homes

    Launched in March, the Government’s New Buy scheme was hailed by David Cameron as a “vital boost to the housing market, giving people good affordable new homes and backing thousands of jobs in construction”. Its aim was to provide a much needed boost for people seeking first-time ...

  • Thursday 23rd August 2012

    Improving quality of life in Hampshire

    Gullands’ Paul Burbidge has been acting for Byways, a subsidiary of Maidstone based charitable organisation mcch society ltd, who provide care and support for people with learning disabilities. Byways, which has been in Odiham, Hampshire for over 50 years, has been redeveloped into 12 ...

  • Wednesday 22nd August 2012

    Renewable electricity - weighing up the options

    Renewables are here to stay and many farmers are considering their options. Here Gullands partner Paul Burbidge assesses how the Finance Bill 2012 will impact on renewable electricity Feed in Tariffs (FiT) and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) requirements. There has been greater uptake ...

  • Wednesday 18th July 2012

    Gullands continues cricket club sponsorship deal

    Gullands has renewed its sponsorship of Bearsted Cricket Club’s shirts after first sponsoring the local team three years ago. Founded in 1749 and situated in the heart of Kent, Bearsted CC is one of the oldest cricket clubs in the country and has enjoyed over 260 years of cricket on the ...

  • Tuesday 17th July 2012

    Leading role at National Conference for Gullands' Practice Manager

    Responsible for a multitude of support services at Gullands, the skills of Practice Manager Paul Mannering were recognised at a national legal conference in May. With the legal landscape changing dramatically in light of far-reaching reforms and alternative business structures, non-lawyer ...

  • Monday 16th July 2012

    Gullands' Pauline in High Spirits

    Originally formed in 2001, the High Spirits Variety Group performs a charity show each year in Maidstone and one of the stars of the show is Gullands’ licensed conveyancer Pauline Hitch. This year the singers and dancers performed Rockin’ N Rollin’ at the Hazlitt Theatre in April ...

  • Sunday 15th July 2012

    When it is Time for the Young Ones to Take Over

    In any family business, when the owners wish to retire and pass the business on to the next generation, as opposed to selling it, there are many aspects to consider. In general, planning for this eventuality cannot start soon enough as the earlier such planning starts, the more options may be ...

  • Saturday 14th July 2012

    Gullands launches new employment law protection service

    A raft of employment legislation and greater employee awareness of their rights coupled with difficult economic circumstances has resulted in a significant increase in the number of employment claims being submitted to the Employment Tribunal Service in recent years. To help local businesses ...

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