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  • 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. ...

  • Monday 18th October 2010

    Gullands take to the stage

    Partners and staff at Gullands are taking to the stage and supporting the autumn season of performances at the E. M. Forster Theatre at Tonbridge School. The season offers some interesting, entertaining and challenging performances, including an evening with Michael Portillo, the Chicago ...

  • Saturday 16th October 2010

    Helping hand for Morgan's rowing success

    Gullands is supporting one of Maidstone’s brightest hopes for future sporting success, Morgan Hellen, one of Britain’s highest ranking junior rowers. Morgan is currently ranked third in the British Indoor Rowing Championship and has represented the UK in a number of competitions, most ...

  • Friday 15th October 2010

    When is a mobile phone not a mobile phone? When it is a Dictaphone?

    This joke may not be as funny as Jimmy Carr’s stand-up routine, but it allowed the comedian to escape a fine when he appeared before Harrow Magistrates’ Court after police spotted him using a mobile phone whilst driving. The successful argument was based on the fact that he was not ...

  • Thursday 14th October 2010

    Five minutes with...Leroy Bradley

    In October Litigation and licensing partner Leroy Bradley will celebrate 25 years at Gullands. Here he reflects on this time. When did you join Gullands? I joined Gullands in October 1985. I left Maidstone Grammer School on the Friday, started work on the Monday and went to college ...

  • Wednesday 13th October 2010

    It's been in the family for years' is no argument

    The argument put forward by a farmer that he should retain the family farm after his divorce, because it had been in his family for generations and his wife was aware that it was the family tradition for it to be handed down from generation to generation, was given short shrift in the family court ...

  • Tuesday 12th October 2010

    Retention of Title

    In times when suppliers of goods are not always certain whether they will receive payment from customers, one strategy worth considering is a ‘retention of title’ clause. Such clauses should be included in standard terms and conditions of trading and may enable you to retain ...

  • Monday 11th October 2010

    Changing pension obligations

    Gullands solicitors and independent financial advisers Pharon are to hold a number of joint seminars in the autumn for employers in Kent to keep them up to date on impending changes in their pension obligations to their employees together with advice and assistance in how to go about changing terms ...

  • Sunday 10th October 2010

    Court supports ex-director?s right to start new business

    When senior employees leave a company, the commercial risks presented can be considerable. A recent case on this subject concerned a director who left the company he worked for and then set up in competition with it. The company supplied energy surveys of buildings to its customers, normally ...

  • Saturday 9th October 2010

    HMRC tax mistake letters start to arrive

    The first of some six million letters to taxpayers are starting to arrive. Some taxpayers will be pleasantly surprised when they discover they are due a rebate having paid too much tax, but for many others the letter will be less welcome. HM Revenue & Customs is simultaneously trying to ...

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