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  • Tuesday 9th May 2023

    Could a divorce coach help you?

    The introduction of “No Fault Divorce’ in April 2022 was designed to simplify the process for all parties, but for some people, a divorce will always be a difficult process for them to navigate alone. Here at Gullands, we frequently work with divorce coach Rebecca Bell who is ...

  • Tuesday 11th April 2023

    Heir hunters - The importance of making a valid Will.

    You may have seen on TV the programme Heir Hunters, following the work of firms who try to track down the distant relatives of a deceased’s estate in circumstances where they have died intestate (without a valid Will). Whilst being contacted by an heir hunter might be exciting as you could ...

  • Monday 3rd April 2023

    What is overage and when will I have to pay it?

    Overage is frequently used by landowners to enable them to receive additional post-sale value from their land when it has increased in value due to improved planning permission being granted or certain development taking place. Landowners need to weigh up whether they might achieve better value ...

  • Monday 27th March 2023

    Divorce and dementia

    News that the motor billionaire executive Wolfgang Porsche is seeking a divorce from his wife citing a ‘dementia-like illness’ which has led to a change in her personality might strike a chord of worry in the many thousands of people living with dementia here in the UK. According to ...

  • Friday 24th March 2023

    Business contracts – know your rights

    As a business owner do you have a process in place to review contractual terms before a contract is signed on behalf of the business? If not, you or your employees could leave the business liable to expensive and/or unfair terms which might be difficult to exit, or at worse lead to a costly ...

  • Thursday 23rd March 2023

    Cohabiting couples and inheritance

    A question which unmarried couples should ask themselves is have they considered what happens to their Estate when they die, especially if they haven’t made a Will? When you make a Will, you set out your final wishes as to how you would like to see your wealth and assets distributed, and ...

  • Thursday 23rd March 2023

    Settlement Agreements – benefit of using one solicitor to act for your employees

    When a business needs to make redundancies, it may want to consider offering enhanced terms to those employees via a Settlement Agreement. This controls the prospect of any future claims and gives certainty to the terms as well as being legally binding between the employer and the employee if ...

  • Monday 20th March 2023

    Motoring offences – know the law

    In March 2022 the law around the use of a mobile phone, sat nav or tablet while driving changed, but many drivers are still breaking the law 12 months on. New technology which many drivers might not be aware of is also helping to catch those not following the rules. For example, in 2021 during a ...

  • Friday 3rd March 2023

    Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

    Review of the laws around compulsory purchase and compensation Earlier this year the Government announced it has asked the Law Commission to review the existing laws around compulsory purchase in relation to major infrastructure projects (which here in Kent includes projects such as the proposed ...

  • Friday 17th February 2023

    Employment Law Changes expected in 2023

    This year will most likely see a number of changes to UK employment laws which all employers need to be aware of and plan for. The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill Following the UK’s departure from the European Union this Bill if passed means all retained EU law must be ...

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