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  • Monday 20th December 2010

    Snow code

    Last year heavy snowfall took everyone by surprise. There is little that can be done if the snow falls thick and fast overnight. Paths became inaccessible because of the compacted snow and ice making them treacherous. In some countries home owners and shop keepers are encouraged, if ...

  • Sunday 19th December 2010

    Five minutes with...Catherine Bond

    Catherine Bond is a criminal solicitor at Gullands and has worked with those who have found themselves on the wrong end of the law for the past three years. It often involves long and antisocial hours, representing everyone from homeless drug and alcohol users, Friday night revellers caught ...

  • Saturday 18th December 2010

    Don't let a Christmas tipple push you over the limit

    The Christmas period is always a time when people may be tempted to take a chance on driving home after a drink or two at the office party or family get-together. The best advice is always to avoid drinking altogether if you are planning to drive. Failing this, here is some information that may be ...

  • Friday 17th December 2010

    Gullands gets twittering

    Melissa Markham, family solicitor at Gullands has launched a twitter campaign offering free comment and advice on issues relating to relationship breakdown. Melissa, under the pseudonym ‘Divorcelegal’ has been tweeting for just a couple of months and already has a good number of ...

  • Thursday 16th December 2010

    Read And Understood Not Enough, Says FSA

    When purchasing goods or services on the Internet, it is common for websites to include, normally at a stage before a contract is formed, a tick-box which must be completed to confirm that you have read and understood the necessary terms and conditions. This may be all well and good when a ...

  • 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 ...

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