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,...
The Gullands guide to motoring offences
For most people the mere sight of someone being spoken to by the police on the side of the road prompts them to slow down and consider how they would feel if they were in the same ...