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...
Council worker wins appeal in cut finger compensation case
A council worker’s claim that gloves issued by his employer were inadequate to protect him from injury has been upheld by the Court of Appeal. Steven Threlfall was wor...
There are over 17,000 listed buildings in Kent and many potential buyers are drawn to the charm of owning and living in a historic building, but there can also be problems associat...
Agency Worker Regulations
The Coalition Government has confirmed that although they had earmarked the Agency Workers Regulations for review, they will now leave them as made by the previous Government and t...
New workplace pension rules
Changes to the Pension Act 2008 will soon require all employers to enroll existing and new staff to a pension scheme within in three months of them joining the organisation. This ...