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  • Friday 12th October 2012

    It pays to look after your people

    Gill Monk, All Health Matters Just what is the most valuable asset your company has? Is it the vehicle fleet, latest piece of plant and machinery, the IT system, the order book? I would argue that while these things are essential to your business, it is the people who work for you who are ...

  • Thursday 11th October 2012

    When age discrimination may be lawful

    Businesses are generally prohibited from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their age. This will include choosing not to interview a candidate because their application suggests they are nearing retirement age. However, unlike other forms of discrimination, in certain ...

  • 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 ...

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