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We are delighted to inform you that, in line with non-essential retail reopening on Monday 12th April, our offices will also re-open on that date. In accordance with Government guidelines, many of our employees will continue to work from home where possible but face to face meetings can, where necessary, also now be arranged. Social distancing and temperature screening measures will be in place and we would respectfully ask all visitors to wear a face covering unless exempt. Hand sanitisers are available in the reception area. As always if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you not to come in and to follow government isolation guidelines. Attendance at our Gravesend office can take place by prior appointment only.  All our staff remain fully contactable by email and telephone.  We are grateful for your patience during this difficult time and send our best wishes to you and your family.

  • Monday 18th January 2021

    Stamp duty deadline

    If you are buying a home in England or Northern Ireland you will probably be aware that there is currently a reduction to the rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax, so homebuyers will benefit from paying a reduced or zero rate until 31 March 2021. This will benefit many first-time buyers as well as ...

  • Monday 18th January 2021

    Conveyancing Quality

    Gullands has once again been certified by The Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which is the recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. It demonstrates Gullands has the expertise to deliver quality residential conveyancing advice which is important for clients ...

  • Thursday 7th January 2021

    Support for Porchlight

    We recently supported the charity Porchlight and would like to share with you more about their work here in Kent: From everyone at Porchlight, thank you so much to everyone at Gullands Solicitors for your wonderful gift of £1,500 for Porchlight. Your support was very timely with it being ...

  • Monday 21st December 2020

    Christmas greetings

    The partners and staff of Gullands would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Each Christmas instead of sending Christmas cards we make a donation to a charity chosen by the teams in our Maidstone and Gravesend offices. This year we have decided to give both donations to ...

  • Wednesday 16th December 2020

    Employment law 2020 – did I miss anything?

    In short yes just a bit! 2020 has been a frantic year for keeping up with employment law and changes to legislation, so here are some of the key changes that you may have missed. The furlough scheme has dominated the news agenda in 2020, and the second phase (which replaced the scheme due to end ...

  • Wednesday 16th December 2020

    Tribunal rulings highlight bullying issues in the workplace

    Rulings in two recent employment tribunal cases highlight the importance taking accusations of bullying in the workplace seriously. In a case against Talbot Underwriting Services the claimant Mr Vaughan alleged that his resignation in 2019 was ‘the culmination of acts of unfair ...

  • Wednesday 16th December 2020

    Employing family members

    According to the Institute for Family Business State of the Nation report on the UK Family Business Sector 2019-20, family businesses here in the UK make up over 87% of the UK’s private sector firms and employ 14.2m people – half of all of the employees in the private sector. The ...

  • Wednesday 16th December 2020

    Succession planning for the future

    Every business owner needs to consider what will happen when the time comes for passing on their business and ensuring this transition is well planned and thought-out is really important for the future success of the organisation. It can be both a daunting and sensitive process, especially ...

  • Wednesday 16th December 2020

    Employment quick reference section

    Statutory minimum notice periods: An employer must give at least: One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more, but less than two years. One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more than two ...

  • Monday 9th November 2020

    Furlough extension news

    With the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended to 31 March 2021, what does this mean for businesses and is it the same scheme as before? This is effectively a new scheme so if an employer hasn’t used the furlough scheme before they can use it and ...

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