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Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions Gullands have decided to continue with the precautions already in place. Therefore social distancing, temperature screening and hand sanitising measures will remain in place for the time being and we would respectfully ask all visitors to continue to wear a face covering unless exempt. Some of our employees will continue to work from home but face to face meetings can be arranged. As always if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you not to come in and to follow government isolation guidelines. Attendance at our Gravesend office can take place by prior appointment only.  All our staff remain fully contactable by email and telephone.  We are grateful for your patience during these difficult times and remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff alike.

  • Friday 7th January 2022

    Consent orders

    During a divorce you may hear a number of legal terms which you are not familiar with and one which tends to come later in the process is a consent order. This is the document which details the financial agreement made by you and your former spouse. Once the consent order is approved by the court, ...

  • Friday 7th January 2022

    Is my collection safe during a divorce?

    Whether you collect coins, trains, sports memorabilia, fine wine, art or Steiff bears, if you get divorced then your much loved (and possibly valuable collection) could be at risk. So how do you protect it during a divorce? If you are an avid collector before you get married, then you could ...

  • Friday 7th January 2022

    No fault divorce update

    No fault divorce is expected to come into effect in England and Wales on 6 April 2022 and from this date a couple will be able to get divorced without having to blame each other or wait for five years. This change to the law has been long-awaited. The Government announced no-fault divorces were ...

  • Friday 7th January 2022

    Courts backlog

    The courts have been struggling to keep up during the Covid pandemic and in the family courts there is still a significant backlog and delays. Figures published by the Government for April-June 2021 show it takes on average 41 weeks for private law cases to reach a final conclusion and in divorce ...

  • Wednesday 29th December 2021

    Rehiring employees

    All businesses evaluate their staffing needs but some might also decide they need to go a step further to help make changes to employment terms and conditions. Sometimes this is done by dismissal and re-engagement on new amended terms. Whilst this can help to avoid redundancies for businesses ...

  • Wednesday 29th December 2021

    New employers’ guidance on unpaid carers leave

    In the UK 1 in 8 adults are carers and 1 in 7 of those adults are also in the workforce – some five million people. The majority of carers are women – 58% vs 42% men and it is estimated that 600 people each day give up work to care for an older or disabled relative. Many people ...

  • Wednesday 29th December 2021

    Avoid Platinum Jubilee extra bank holiday woes

    2022 sees the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 years on the throne and the Government has announced there will be an extra bank holiday to celebrate. This means the traditional second May bank holiday will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an extra bank holiday will take place on Friday ...

  • Wednesday 29th December 2021

    Covid lessons for employers

    There have been a number of employment tribunals involving Covid-related claims over the last 12 months and as Covid looks set to remain an issue for the year ahead, here is our round up of some of those rulings and the points which employers should be aware of. Firstly, in the case of Gibson V ...

  • Tuesday 21st December 2021

    Christmas card donation

    Christmas card donation Here in Kent, we are lucky to have some wonderful charities who are there in our times of need. Each year we choose two charities to each receive a £750 donation in lieu of the firm sending out Christmas Cards and this year we have chosen Ellenor and Gravesham ...

  • Wednesday 15th December 2021

    Celebrities take to pitch in charity football match

    A number of well-known personalities will be taking part in a charity football game at the Gallagher Stadium on Friday 17th December to help improve the lives of vulnerable and homeless young people across the country. The celebrities will support the Street Soccer Foundation, a ...

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