Five minutes with John Roberts, Head of the Criminal Litigation Department
When did you join Gullands? I joined Gullands in 2001 after 4 years with Clarke Kiernan in Tonbridge. My early career was in business having obtained a degree in Management ...
Major compensation award for amateur footballer injured on dangerous pitch
An amateur footballer who was seriously injured while playing on a poorly maintained pitch was recently awarded £22,700 in compensation at Dewsbury County Court. Paul Zoledz...
Apprenticeships and the law
For a long time apprenticeships were seen as a part of history and very much based in the manufacturing industry. The recent publicity in conjunction with growing concern abo...
Weatherproof: construction contracts and bad weather
What are the typical legal considerations if a building project is delayed because the builders have to stop work as a result of bad weather? Regardless of the contract between th...
Seek legal advice before transferring ownership of a property
A change in the legal ownership of land must be evidenced in writing and should be accompanied by the completion of a Property Transfer Deed, which must be filed with the Land...
All rise! Gullands supports Maidstone mock trial competition
Gullands was on the bench for a local heat of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 10 March. Mock trials introduce the lega...
HMRC attack on discounted gift scheme succeeds
So-called ‘discounted gift schemes’ have been used in Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning for many years. The basic idea behind them is that a gift is made by a person whose...
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 C...
Case study: solving difficulties with a landlord
The Gullands MySolicitor scheme is helping people deal with everything from ordinary everyday problems. With more people deciding to rent a home rather than dipping their toe into...
MySolicitor celebrates first birthday
Now a year old, the Gullands MySolicitor discount scheme is going from strength to strength and proving a success for both employers and their staff. Practice Manager at Gullands,...