Charity trustees – balancing financial return and social return on investment
One of the more frequent problems faced by charity trustees is that of balancing the need for charity investments to produce financial benefits with the desire for them to also pro...
Employers could have responsibilities towards seasonal casual workers too
Seasonal industries such as agriculture, tourism and construction, often rely heavily on casual workers to plug the employment gap to meet demand for their services. However, empl...
Gullands secures Law Society’s new quality mark
Maidstone solicitors Gullands has secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process and one of th...
Warning to homeowners with private drainage
Anyone buying or selling a property with private drainage needs to be aware of major changes which come into force later this year and which requires registration with the Environm...
Legal secretary raises money for heart charity in sponsored walk
Jemma Bourne, 28, a legal secretary in the litigation department, has helped raise more than £640 for the British Heart Foundation, after taking part in a sponsored walk arou...
New head of the residential property team
Alan Williams has joined Gullands as the new head of the residential property team and was formerly at law firm Slater Heelis in Cheshire where he was a partner. Alan Williams com...
Long legal career draws to an end
There are very few people who can boast of a career spanning nearly 50 years, let alone one with the same firm. But a chapter of Maidstone’s legal history is drawing to...
OFT Cold-Calling Crackdown
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recently warned the debt management industry to cease using unsolicited and misleading cold-calling practices to generate client leads. As part of...
Income splitting – another HMRC attack
A recent case involving a ‘multiple shares’ company, in which different classes of shares were created, with different rights and varying dividends paid to the sharehol...
Loss of light – demolition ordered of commercial property
Loss of light can be a major irritation and the law provides two remedies where it occurs. The usual remedy is for the developer of the structure responsible for the loss of ...