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It’s Business as Usual Here at Gullands

We would like to reassure all of our clients that we are open for business as usual. Of course we are closely monitoring the advice from all relevant authorities but we have, and have always had, a robust business continuity plan. Our staff are equipped and capable of working either in our offices or remotely, which is well tested. As a result we are more than capable of carrying out our normal tasks and continuing to provide you with a full and professional service. Of course the current situation regarding COVID-19 does mean that some parties that we do business with are unable to complete things as quickly as usual, but we are here to do everything we can to make your legal transaction proceed without unnecessary interruption.

We are asking all clients not to attend either of our offices. We will no longer be facilitating face to face meetings until further notice. We can facilitate telephone, Skype or Facetime meetings. If you attend our offices, please note that you may be turned away and have a wasted journey. Any urgent or original documents should be sent to us by post/recorded delivery or scanned, whenever possible. If circumstances are exceptional please speak to the fee earner with conduct of your case. Aside from the above, we continue to operate in the usual manner so you will still be able to contact us by email and telephone.

Should any of our staff be unwell or unable to work we have an open file system which allows other team members to take over matters with the minimum of disruption. 
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on the usual numbers 01622 678341

  • Tuesday 12th May 2020

    Furlough scheme update for employers

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has today (Tuesday 12 May) announced an extension to the Government’s furlough scheme for four months to the end of October 2020. More detail will be available at the end of May, but we know to the end of July 2020 there are no changes. From ...

  • Friday 24th April 2020

    Construction contracts and COVID-19 disruption

    The construction industry is naturally feeling the full effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus currently is rightly on the safety of the workers still attending sites. With many sites closed for the foreseeable future and it will take time for everything to get back to close to ...

  • Friday 24th April 2020

    Returning to the workplace – what employers should consider

    As attention now begins to focus on when the lockdown restrictions in the UK will be lifted, employers will no doubt be thinking about how they can organise a return to work for those employees currently working from home or who have been furloughed. It is important to plan ahead for this as social ...

  • Friday 24th April 2020

    Working from home and disciplinary issues

    Whilst there is having to be a great deal of flexibility and trust in working arrangements at the moment, there will be many instances where employers will have doubts about the level of work and performance of some of their employees. What options are available to employers in this scenario to ...

  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020

    Buyer beware and future business investments

    The Covid-19 pandemic is causing disruption on many different levels for business owners and investors globally and being aware now and in the future of a “corona clause” in any contract will be essential for the future smooth running of your business, or the safe-guarding of your ...

  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020

    Rural commercial property and Covid-19 options for landlords

    Over the years many farm businesses have diversified and a number will now have commercial lettings where redundant farm buildings have been converted into office, retail or workshop space. In a number of instances tenancy agreements may have been made informally or not been reviewed for a number ...

  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020

    Finances and divorce

    The financial repercussions from the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt for many years to come and if you are in the process of getting divorced, your future ability to agree a financial settlement might also be impacted. With stock markets taking a tumble, currency markets fluctuating, uncertainty ...

  • Thursday 16th April 2020

    Probate – where to start

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on people movements and gatherings, we are seeing an increase in questions around the probate process and we are here to help steer you through it and to make it as easy as possible. Probate is not simply a case of reading through the Will and ...

  • Thursday 2nd April 2020

    Justice system new arrangements

    The courts are currently doing their best to carry on and to keep the justice system working. Changes to individual hearings will be communicated to those directly affected by email and/or phone. Courts will be consolidated into fewer buildings and there will be 157 priority court and tribunal ...

  • Friday 27th March 2020

    House move hiatus

    For the many thousands of people who move to a new house each month, there is now much uncertainty with the emergency measures brought in to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 here in the UK. Here is some advice to help guide you at this difficult time and our team at Gullands are here to help ...

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