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  • Tuesday 14th December 2010

    Buying goods online

    It is a popular misconception that buying online means that purchasers have fewer rights. In fact, you may very well have more rights buying online, or over the telephone or from a catalogue because of the Distance Selling Regulations, which gives a right to return certain goods within a week for a ...

  • Monday 13th December 2010

    EPCs - The hidden danger

    An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is intended to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of a building so they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to buy or occupy that building. However, tenants who alter a building in any ...

  • Sunday 12th December 2010

    The Institute Of Leadership And Management Turn To Gullands

    Gullands Solicitors is often asked to contribute articles and comment to the wider press. In November, Edge magazine, the monthly publication from The Institute of Leadership and Management invited Amanda Finn to contribute to its ‘Asks the Experts’ column. Question A member of ...

  • Saturday 11th December 2010

    We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a litigation free New Year?..

    Office Christmas parties have a habit of keeping Employment Tribunals busy well into the New Year. One recent case, for example, involving an employee spotted entering a colleague’s hotel room after the party highlights just how far removed from the incident an employer can be and yet still ...

  • Friday 10th December 2010

    Right to Buy extends to Buildings not used as a home

    A recent case confirms that for the purposes of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, which gives tenants of let houses the right to buy them in appropriate circumstances, a ‘house’ need not be used as a residence in order for the right to buy to be exercised. Also, the legislation governing ...

  • Thursday 9th December 2010

    Melissa Markham's specialist qualification will help divorcing and separating couples

    Melissa Markham has been awarded a qualification that assists clients in settling issues arising from a relationship breakdown in a less confrontational manner. Melissa is just one of a handful of solicitors in Maidstone qualified to settle family issues using collaborative methods. The ...

  • Wednesday 8th December 2010

    Courts give green light for pre-nuptial agreements

    Judges in England and Wales have wide-reaching powers when it comes to deciding divorce financial settlements and in consequence the outcome can be difficult to predict. A pre-nuptial agreement can be used to try and enable a wealthy spouse to protect his or her assets in the event of a divorce. ...

  • Tuesday 7th December 2010

    Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

    The partners and staff at Gullands Solicitors wish all its clients and friends a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Gullands has acted for Kent Wildlife Trust for over 15 years and this year in recognition of the ...

  • Monday 6th December 2010

    Beneficiaries and special circumstances

    A beneficiary of an estate is only permitted to bring an action on behalf of the estate (a derivative action) where special circumstances exist. In a long-running case, Mark Roberts, one of the beneficiaries under an estate, brought proceedings against two firms of solicitors that had acted for his ...

  • Monday 1st November 2010

    Gullands' online Employment Policies: Update October 2010

    We have updated our online Equal Opportunities and Anti Harassment and Bullying Policies to take into account changes brought in by the Equality Act which came into force on 1 October 2010. ...

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