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Gullands joins Big Society Co-operative legal panel

Gullands has been appointed to a three strong legal panel to provide a range of legal services to affiliate and member organisations in Kent.

The firm has joined The Big Society Cooperative (BSC), which was last month awarded £600,000 under the Government’s Transforming Local Infrastructure scheme and will be providing legal services to its members as part of its offering.

Kent County Council supported BSC’s bid to the fund, which is expected to create sustainable support for organisations responsible for rationalising and transforming support services across the county.

Blair Gulland, Chairman, Gullands Solicitors, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to this panel.  The Big Society Cooperative is an exciting concept that will help charities join together and win significant mandates.  It will also help those responsible for commissioning these services through greater choice and allowing local charities to deliver local services.”

The BSC will focus on consolidation, volunteering and partnership development.  One of BSC’s first products will be a one stop shop website that will be the place to go for organisations to get the kind of information they need that is currently scattered across the internet such as policies, advice, templates and routes to support organisations.

Gullands’ appointment reflected its first rate commercial and charity advice and strong connections in the county.