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Welcome to InBrief Winter 2019

Whilst all eyes are on Brexit and what happens in the next few weeks, it is easy to be diverted from a number of other important changes to the law and on pages 6 and 7, we highlight some of these which will affect employers over the coming months.

April will certainly be a busy month on many fronts and if you would like any help to prepare and to guide your business, please get in touch with one of the team.

Also on page 9 details of the new sliding scale to probate fees, which is scheduled for introduction in April 2019. Whilst there will be savings for estates worth less than £50,000, most other people will find they will have to pay significantly more. Also a reminder that if you don’t have a Will or if your current Will hasn’t been reviewed, then now is a good time to plan and review the provisions you have in place.

Here at Gullands we are involved with a number of charitable organisations and on pages 4 and 5, my recollections of working for a number of years with the Almshouse Association and the important work that has taken place in this area in recent years.

Finally on page 10 there are details about Associate Catherine Lloyd’s appointment as the new Under Sheriff of Kent. Catherine will take up her role in 2020 and I believe this is also the first time a woman has held this position. We wish her every success with this important role.

As always, we wish all of our clients a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Blair Gulland
Gullands Solicitors