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Welcome to InBrief Winter 2018

Welcome to our first newsletter of the New Year. 2018 looks to be an interesting year on many levels as we await to see the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and then assess the opportunities and threats these new arrangements may have for our businesses. 

With there being so much which is unknown right now, all we can do is to focus on what we do know will impact on us, so there are articles highlighting some major changes for businesses with the General Data Protection Regulations, (GDPR) from page 6. I would urge you to read through and take note as these regulations apply to businesses of all sizes.

Over recent months my colleagues and I have been out and about attending a number of events and meeting different sectors of the business community. I was delighted and honoured to be presented with an award at the Pride of India Awards, see page 8.

I was also delighted to be presenting awards and lots of them, in my role as President of the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2017 at the prize giving and hop competition held late November. It was good to see such a packed room and to hear that hop growing is enjoying a renaissance here in Kent. Read more about this on page 10.

Many of the Gullands’ team have been involved with charitable activities recently and we highlight some of these achievements on page 11.

I hope you have a successful start to 2018 and as always please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if anything you read prompts questions or the need for action for your business or your personal needs.

Blair Gulland
Gullands Solicitors