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  • 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 ...

  • Friday 13th July 2012

    A salutary warning to us all!

    Lloyds TSB Bank v Markandan & Uddin EWCA 2012 Gullands partner Paul Burbidge explains how this recent court decision illustrates how those who act on clients business and affairs must be ever vigilant against fraud. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court which concerns ...

  • Thursday 12th July 2012

    Horse owners are winners in riding injury case

    The Court of Appeal has issued a judgment in a personal injury case which has particular relevance for owners of horses. The case involved a woman who was injured while out riding. Her horse became scared and bucked suddenly, causing her to fall off. She was kicked in the mouth and ...

  • Wednesday 11th July 2012

    Paying Charitable Trustees

    Although it clashes with the principle of giving one’s time voluntarily, the demands and responsibilities put on some trustees of charities are such that paying them will be a necessity in order to obtain people with the requisite levels of experience and expertise. This was the claim ...

  • Tuesday 10th July 2012

    Ask a solicitor for help to avoid Will disputes

    A person can choose to distribute their Estate in any way they wish. However, this may not be “the last word”. It is possible for the provisions in a Will to be disputed after a person’s death. This is often referred to as “Contested Probate”. ...

  • Monday 9th July 2012

    The Internet and the Executor

    The days when secret passwords were the staple of children’s books and not a part of everyday life are long past. Increasingly, the issue of what to do about Internet passwords and, to a lesser extent, Internet property is proving problematic for executors. Some people may be tempted ...

  • Sunday 8th July 2012

    Checklist: London 2012 Olympic Games

    The London 2012 Olympic Games will be held between 27 July and 12 August 2012. This checklist highlights some of the issues your business may need to consider before the Olympics start. Business disruption during the Olympics During the Olympics, London’s transport systems will ...

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