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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.

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Rules on septic tanks may affect many rural properties

    With many people reported to be planning a move to the country to escape city life, they might for the first time encounter septic tanks which often come with rural property. The rules on septic tanks changed in 2015 and came into force on 31 December 2019. How will this affect your rural ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Significant changes announced to planning classes

    Significant changes to the Use Classes Order for commercial property in England have been announced by the Government. The announcement will allow businesses and landlords much greater flexibility to adapt and diversify to meet changing needs and this is likely to shape the future of the high ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Land option agreements and buying land for development

    The Government has a focus on economic recovery and growth and house building has already been singled out as one way of achieving this, especially here in the South East. In September the Housing Secretary announced a new £12 billion investment boost to help deliver more affordable ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Video witnessed Wills

    The Government announced this summer that there will be a temporary change in the law to allow Wills to be witnessed using video technology. This is due to come into force this Autumn, but it will also apply retrospectively to Wills executed from 31 January 2020, to cover those which were ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Charity mergers – time to consider the future?

    As charities continue to work on their own recovery post Covid, their trustees will certainly be considering the future. Charity mergers isn’t a new concept and could be an option for trustees to consider, to help provide a strong future and to enable the charity to continue to best ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Staff profile: 60 seconds with Amanda Finn

    Position: Partner Department: Employment & Family Amanda Finn has been incredibly busy this summer helping clients navigate the numerous employment issues which Covid has brought and which continue to challenge them, especially as the end of the furlough scheme approaches. She has ...

  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Buying a plot of land – read our legal guide

    If you have the opportunity to buy a piece of land you can do what you want on it – right? Wrong - most definitely! Buying a piece of land can be a major investment so it is important to understand exactly what you are buying and its potential for future uses. Here we look at some of the ...

  • Thursday 17th September 2020

    Licensing laws – a legal guide

    Read our quick guide to licensing laws in England. The latest Government guidance in relation to Covid 19, last updated 11 September 2020 can be found at ...

  • Thursday 17th September 2020

    Land option agreements and buying land for development – a guide

    A option agreement is an agreement between a landowner and a developer and provides a way for landowners to increase the value of their land without having to incur the costs of obtaining planning permission. This may be speculative or in response to a call for land and sites for development ...

  • Thursday 17th September 2020

    Commercial leases – a quick guide

    Work patterns have changed for many people since the beginning of the pandemic with millions of people now working from home. As lockdown restrictions ease many businesses are slowly moving back into their commercial premises, so it is sensible for business owners to review their property needs and ...

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