Court acts to protect the majority in shareholder dispute
Much is said and written about the protection of minority shareholders through the articles of association, shareholders agreement and legislation. A recent court decision se...
Separating parents and relocation
When parents separate their relocation either within the UK or abroad can present problems for the children’s primary carer and indeed the ‘absent’ parent. ...
Diamond Jubilee Dilemma
Employers may want to be patriotic and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee but trading conditions are still very bleak and the prospect of losing a day’s trading is not one that th...
Many people will be unaware that if a person decides to keep a loved one’s ashes at home then as the owner of those ashes they can direct in their Will what is to be done wit...
Gullands seminars update clients on topical legal issues
Gullands has been keeping in touch with clients and sharing information through a series of free events that commenced in the autumn. The first, a breakfast seminar attended by cu...
Five minutes with John Roberts, Head of the Criminal Litigation Department
When did you join Gullands? I joined Gullands in 2001 after 4 years with Clarke Kiernan in Tonbridge. My early career was in business having obtained a degree in Management ...
Major compensation award for amateur footballer injured on dangerous pitch
An amateur footballer who was seriously injured while playing on a poorly maintained pitch was recently awarded £22,700 in compensation at Dewsbury County Court. Paul Zoledz...
Apprenticeships and the law
For a long time apprenticeships were seen as a part of history and very much based in the manufacturing industry. The recent publicity in conjunction with growing concern abo...
Weatherproof: construction contracts and bad weather
What are the typical legal considerations if a building project is delayed because the builders have to stop work as a result of bad weather? Regardless of the contract between th...
Seek legal advice before transferring ownership of a property
A change in the legal ownership of land must be evidenced in writing and should be accompanied by the completion of a Property Transfer Deed, which must be filed with the Land...