When age discrimination may be lawful
Businesses are generally prohibited from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their age. This will include choosing not to interview a candidate because their a...
Gullands switched on to local youth services
Paul Burbidge is a trustee and provides advice on legal issues such as leases to Switch Café, an innovative community project in Maidstone. Over the last 18 months Swi...
Permitted Development rights for agricultural buildings clarified
On 13 March 2012 the Government issued Statutory Instrument 2012/748 which clarifies the position of development regarding farm micro generation equipment and Part 6 of the Town &a...
Badger cull delayed
In December 2011 plans to cull badgers were announced by the Government initially in pilot areas to curb the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, which are then slaughtered at gr...
Changes to the Tree Preservation Order system in England from 6 April 2012
According to a document issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government on the 6 April 2012, the Town & Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations...
Launch of government's mortgage indemnity scheme for purchasers of new Homes
Launched in March, the Government’s New Buy scheme was hailed by David Cameron as a “vital boost to the housing market, giving people good affordable new homes and back...
Improving quality of life in Hampshire
Gullands’ Paul Burbidge has been acting for Byways, a subsidiary of Maidstone based charitable organisation mcch society ltd, who provide care and support for people with lea...
Renewable electricity – weighing up the options
Renewables are here to stay and many farmers are considering their options. Here Gullands partner Paul Burbidge assesses how the Finance Bill 2012 will impact on renewable el...
Gullands continues cricket club sponsorship deal
Gullands has renewed its sponsorship of Bearsted Cricket Club’s shirts after first sponsoring the local team three years ago. Founded in 1749 and situated in the heart ...
Leading role at National Conference for Gullands' Practice Manager
Responsible for a multitude of support services at Gullands, the skills of Practice Manager Paul Mannering were recognised at a national legal conference in May. With the legal la...