When is a mobile phone not a mobile phone? When it is a Dictaphone?
This joke may not be as funny as Jimmy Carr’s stand-up routine, but it allowed the comedian to escape a fine when he appeared before Harrow Magistrates’ Court after pol...
Five minutes with…..Leroy Bradley
In October Litigation and licensing partner Leroy Bradley will celebrate 25 years at Gullands. Here he reflects on this time. When did you join Gullands? I joined Gullands ...
‘It’s been in the family for years’ is no argument
The argument put forward by a farmer that he should retain the family farm after his divorce, because it had been in his family for generations and his wife was aware that it was t...
Retention of Title
In times when suppliers of goods are not always certain whether they will receive payment from customers, one strategy worth considering is a ‘retention of title’ claus...
Changing pension obligations
Gullands solicitors and independent financial advisers Pharon are to hold a number of joint seminars in the autumn for employers in Kent to keep them up to date on impending change...
Court supports ex-director’s right to start new business
When senior employees leave a company, the commercial risks presented can be considerable. A recent case on this subject concerned a director who left the company he worked for an...
HMRC tax mistake letters start to arrive
The first of some six million letters to taxpayers are starting to arrive. Some taxpayers will be pleasantly surprised when they discover they are due a rebate having paid too much...
Common pitfalls of terminating employment
Most employers are now aware that dismissal carries consequences and consequently do not approach it lightly. Even those who are careful often run up against some common mist...
The myth of a quickie divorce
Quite naturally most people, once deciding to divorce, would like it completed as soon as possible. However, the term “quickie divorce” is misleading and ambiguou...
Will writers’ lasting legacy
An investigative report by the BBC Panorama programme into Will writers was broadcast on 9 August and it highlighted many of the dangers people face when instructing Will writers a...