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It’s Business as Usual Here at Gullands

As lockdown measures across England continue to ease, we are now open for business as usual but you will see some differences if you come to our offices in person. We have a number of measures we are taking to keep our staff and clients safe. Face masks must be worn when entering the building and your temperature will be taken on entry.

Alternatively, we can facilitate telephone, Skype or Facetime meetings. Any urgent or original documents should be sent to us by post/recorded delivery or scanned, whenever possible. Our full team continues 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 number 01622 689700.

  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Immediate cut to Stamp Duty Land Tax

    The Chancellor has announced an immediate cut to Stamp Duty Land (SDLT) Tax (8 July 2020) which has increased the 0% threshold for residential property from £125,000 and £300,00 for first time buyers to £500,000 in a move widely welcomed. This means if you are currently buying ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Brave New World

    The more observant of you will have noticed that there was no April 2020 brief. At that time, it seemed that the world held its breath waiting to see what was going to happen. Conjecture was rife and we felt that our time would be better spent dealing with you on a personal basis. We ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Is your business licensed for overseas workers?

    From January 2021 when the new points-based immigration system comes into force here in the UK, it is estimated that only 2% (31,000 out of 1.4 million private sector businesses) will currently be able to employ overseas workers. To be allowed to employ overseas workers businesses need to be ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Worker status clarification

    The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has provided more clarification around how ‘worker’ status is defined under EU Law in the case of a Yodel courier. The courier was engaged as a self-employed contractor for Yodel here in the UK and he used his own vehicle and mobile phone. ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Employers must consider disability before dismissing staff

    A recent employment tribunal ruling in March is a reminder for employers to fully understand an employee’s disability prior to disciplinary proceedings which may lead to dismissal. The successful claim was brought against the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The Trust ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Legal considerations for Coronavirus lending

    For businesses now focused on recovery, funding is still available through the Government backed schemes but it is important to understand exactly what you might be undertaking if you apply. For small-medium sized firms the Business Bounce Back Scheme (BBLS) provides borrowing from £2k up ...

  • Thursday 9th July 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 ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Welcome to InBrief Summer 2020

    Looking ahead to the next few months as we emerge fully from the lockdown there will have been and will continue to be a number of changes for many business owners and individuals and our team is here to guide you through all of the legal challenges this may bring. We have picked a number of ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Child residency changes

    For many reasons parents who are separated or divorced may seek to change the living arrangements for their child and if this is a decision which can be reached amicably between both parents then there is no need to go to court to formalise it. It can however be beneficial to discuss the situation ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Return to the High Street

    After over 100 days of lock down for most businesses, Maidstone Town Centre is now open to all non-essential retailers and further restrictions are being lifted from early July to see most remaining businesses such as hairdressers reopen. Many people might feel a little trepidation about ...

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