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  • Tuesday 28th August 2012

    Gullands switched on to local youth services

    Paul Burbidge is a trustee and provides advice on legal issues such as leases to Switch Café, an innovative community project in Maidstone. Over the last 18 months Switch has had over 11,500 visits from young people using the Café and has become an integral part of the ...

  • Monday 27th August 2012

    Permitted Development rights for agricultural buildings clarified

    On 13 March 2012 the Government issued Statutory Instrument 2012/748 which clarifies the position of development regarding farm micro generation equipment and Part 6 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995. Government has made it clear in SI2012/748 that ...

  • 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 ...

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