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  • Thursday 27th October 2011

    Gullands solicitor David Brown praised in Chambers directory

    David Brown from Maidstone law firm Gullands has been recognised as a notable practitioner in Chambers, the leading directory of the legal profession. David, who is a Partner at the firm, achieved a personal Band 2 ranking in the Construction Southern England category. The directory described how ...

  • Monday 26th September 2011

    Gullands Solicitors receives high praise in legal industry bible

    Maidstone law firm Gullands has been praised for its consistently high levels of service in legal industry bible The Legal 500 released this week. In its 24th year The Legal 500 independently reviews the performance of solicitors firms across the UK. It’s the first time Gullands has been ...

  • Friday 23rd September 2011

    Legal representative locked up for charity

    A Gullands legal representative recently swapped his freedom for 24 hours behind bars at Maidstone Police Station to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Spencer Stacey, 39, who works in the criminal team, is more used to spending his days representing people in police custody so his time ...

  • Tuesday 20th September 2011

    Legacies - 'the next 21 years'

    Next year, The Heart of Kent Hospice celebrates 21 years of providing very specialist palliative care to patients with a life-limiting illness. Kate Bosley, Chief Executive, reflects on the charity’s early years and the present day. “When the Hospice opened in 1991 it consisted of ...

  • Monday 19th September 2011

    Three-point test for duty of care responsibility

    Leisure and hospitality businesses want to ensure guests and customers enjoy their time and feel as safe as possible, but to what extent does a nightclub owner have a duty to protect guests from the actions of a third party? Well this was the question dealt with in a recent interesting case ...

  • Sunday 18th September 2011

    Loss must be proven to be actionable

    Losing a professional or sales team can be a severe blow to a business and it is not uncommon for companies to poach rival firms’ teams. To minimise the risk of such a loss there are steps that a firm can take, although the extent to which protection is available is limited. This is because ...

  • Saturday 17th September 2011

    Website privacy rule change

    A new EU directive has been imposed to force member states to make changes to their national legislation around how websites collect cookies. Many websites only allow full access to features if cookies – a small text file placed on your computer which allows the website to identify the ...

  • Friday 16th September 2011

    Tackle rent arrears without delay to mitigate losses

    There are always risks when renting out residential property to tenants. If you have a mortgage on the property, payment of that remains your responsibility so if your tenant fails to pay the rent, you may have no income but your outgoings will still need to be met. Here is a practical guide ...

  • Thursday 15th September 2011

    Guard against id fraud to prevent home from being sold

    A person’s home is usually their biggest asset, and one which is looked after and protected by the owner. But imagine a situation where your home is sold by someone pretending to be you. Property identity theft is a growing trend. A person who has enough information about you, ...

  • Wednesday 14th September 2011

    Acting on Bribery is now a must for all businesses

    The Government’s new Bribery Act came into force on 1 July. It has generated much discussion and many myths have arisen around it, the most preposterous being that corporate entertaining will be disallowed. The Act replaces old legislation, creating offences of offering or receiving ...

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