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  • Saturday 10th July 2010

    Five minutes with...Paul Burbidge

    Position in Firm Partner and Head of the Commercial Department . When did you join Gullands? I joined in October 2005 Why did you become a lawyer? Purely by chance really; I started work in a leading London firm (Simmons ...

  • Friday 9th July 2010

    Gullands helps charity move to new head office

    A leading charity has an eye-catching new head office – with a helping hand from Maidstone law firm Gullands. MCCH Society Limited is a Maidstone based charity that supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and autism across London and the South East. And when the ...

  • Thursday 8th July 2010

    Car turning creates right over property

    A landowner who allows another person to make use of their land may lose the right to prevent the use if it persists over a long period. Where such use continues for more than 20 years, an ‘easement’ (the right of use over someone else’s property) is created. In a recent ...

  • Wednesday 7th July 2010

    Parliament introduces tough new bribery legislation

    On 8 April 2010 Parliament passed tough new Bribery legislation that could leave construction and other firms open to bribery charges. The legislation, which will be introduced in stages over the summer and autumn, provides a modern and comprehensive scheme of bribery offences to allow the Courts ...

  • Tuesday 6th July 2010

    Taking children on holiday

    As the summer holidays approach, parents will no doubt be turning their mind to holidays abroad. For many of us this means simply deciding where to go but for those who are separated or divorced this decision can be fraught with legal and emotional complications, particularly bearing in mind ...

  • Monday 5th July 2010

    Paradise lost

    Many people will spend a lot of time looking for their perfect holiday and will make sacrifices in order to pay for it. Glossy brochures will show you the dream and travel agents, tour operators, airlines and various intermediaries are all too happy to take your money. But where do you stand ...

  • Sunday 4th July 2010

    Employees given right to request training

    From April this year employees have been given the new right to request training relevant to their job, workplace or business. The right to request time to train was included in the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act, which received Royal Assent in November 2009. The ...

  • Saturday 3rd July 2010

    Gullands meet Maidstone & the Weald?s new MP Helen Grant

    On 6 May Helen Grant was elected MP for Maidstone & the Weald, replacing the long-standing Ann Widdecombe. Gullands chairman, Blair Gulland, was one of the first to congratulate her when he met with her to discuss what the business community can expect. How will you help Maidstone ...

  • Friday 2nd July 2010

    World Cup fever

    As the streets are filling up with the flags of St George in anticipation of the World Cup many employers are already worrying about the many employment issues that will arise from this sporting event. Without wishing to be killjoys, how can employers deal with the issues that arise from ...

  • Thursday 1st July 2010

    Gullands solicitors warn on Wills with top heavy legacies

    Those who have made Wills but haven’t recently reviewed them may find that legacies and gifts included when the economy was a little more buoyant now leave little available for family and friends, warns Gullands Solicitors. Alex Astley, partner at Gullands Solicitors comments: “There ...

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