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 ...
To lease or to buy
One of the biggest overheads facing many businesses is the cost of their premises. Business owners whose lease is about to expire should take stock and consider their options...
Don’t get caught out with student rentals
If you have children going to university this year then the costs of renting student accommodation can be a large financial outlay. You may also be asked to stand as guaranto...
Five minutes with…..Melissa Markham
When did you join Gullands? December 2006 Describe a typical day for you? My days vary greatly depending on how many clients I have coming into the office and whether I ne...
Carer jailed for £10,000 theft
There have recently been reported in the press a spate of incidents involving the exploitation of vulnerable elderly people. In one such case, Stevenage care worker Jo-ann Th...
Divorced husband ordered to pay up after hidden share deal
The Court of Appeal has ordered a divorced husband to pay an additional £481,000 in ancillary relief to his former wife, five years after the original divorce was settled, be...