The popularity of pop-up shops
As the retail landscape has changed considerably over the last 10 years, it is estimated that around 1 in 10 shops across the UK are currently empty, and here in Kent in some parts...
Permitted Development rights – keep the noise down!
In late 2015, the permanent extension of Permitted Development Rights, allowing the conversion from office space to residential was announced. What had originally intended to be te...
Protecting yourself from being a victim of cybercrime
Solicitors and people buying or selling property are being increasingly targeted by fraudsters trying to access some of the billions of pounds being transferred in relation to prop...
Writing your life insurance policy in trust
Many people have life insurance policies and most of them are linked to the repayment of mortgages and other loans. But for those who have a policy to provide an additional lump su...
The Cost of Dying Intestate
People who don’t make a Will usually come up with a variety of excuses such as because they haven’t got around to it, haven’t fully appreciated the importance of ...
Dealing with difficult staff - settlement agreements and protected conversations
Settlement agreements are a useful way of managing the exit of a difficult employee, but getting the detail right is important. Where there is no existing dispute, the employer ca...
New Guidelines published on discriminatory adverts and recruitment terminology
The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a series of short guides to help people who place advertisements to comply with their legal obligations under the Eq...
Discrimination against employees with Dyslexia and how to avoid falling foul of the rules
A recent Employment Tribunal which received widespread media interest found that the coffee chain Starbucks had discriminated against an employee with Dyslexia as it had failed in ...
Welcome to InBrief Spring 2016
Spring is well and truly here and the growing season was very much the topic of conversation at Agri Expo at the beginning of March at the Kent County Showground. The show was on...
Gullands honoured for charitable work with KM Charity Team Partnership Award
Gullands Solicitors have been awarded the prestigious KM Charity Team Partnership Award in honour of their ongoing charitable work. Gullands Solicitors has consistently supported ...