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Jan 21
Due to COVID-19 our receptions remain closed. However, appointments can be conducted by telephone or video conferencing. Appointments may  also be available, subject to and in accordance with...
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Client Stories
Feb 21
This complex transaction, led by Partner David Redgate, involved the multi million pound sale of farm land on behalf of a family trust which consisted of more than 10 titles of land. The transfer...
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Feb 21
Many of us are familiar with the language used around divorces and the process of ending a marriage. Family Law specialist, Curtis Wray explains what is involved in dissolving a civil partnership.  
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Feb 21
As Family Law expert, Gemma Purt explains a cohabitation agreement can be a good way for unmarried people living together to put some protections in place for their future and to ensure that things...
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Jan 21
A company can be made liable for debts or an offence in numerous situations - and sometimes this liability can also be passed personally onto a director as well as other senior personnel. In the...
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Jan 21
Charlotte Nock, a Legal 500 recommended specialist in Wills and Estate & IHT Planning and Amy Husk, a specialist in agricultural land and commercial property, look at why succession planning...
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Jan 21
A business partnership might come to an end for any number of reasons. There might be a disagreement about the direction the business should take, or maybe one partner would like to move on to new...
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Jan 21
Head of Family Law, Sarah Finnis explains the stages involved in filing for divorce from start to finish. Ending a marriage is a big decision, and can be an  incredibly emotional time for everybody...
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Jan 21
The Supreme Court Judgment on the FCA test case brings welcome news for many businesses seeking to claim on their Business Interruption Insurance (BI) policy. Dispute Resolution specialist, John...
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Jan 21
Commercial Property expert, Amy Husk looks at some of the less obvious points to consider to ensure your lease will provide the future flexibility your business needs. Aside from provisions such as...
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Jan 21
In this article, Employment Solicitor Will Chrusciel looks at non-compete clauses and the two approaches that the Government is currently considering in order to minimise any “unhealthy competition”...
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Jan 21
Corporate & Commercial expert, Caroline Armitage looks at one of the biggest growing sectors, the so-called ‘Knowledge Economy’.     The ‘Knowledge Economy’ The ‘Knowledge Economy’ means ideas...
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Jan 21
The number of people seeking to contest a Will is on the increase and there have recently been some high profile inheritance dispute cases. This article examines some of the factors which can...
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Jan 21
Caroline Armitage, a governance specialist and legal adviser to charities, explains why it is important for charities and not-for-profit organisations operating as unincorporated associations or...
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Jan 21
As Dispute Resolution specialist, John Quinlan explains the vast majority of civil cases are in fact settled long before being listed for a final court hearing.  
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Jan 21
Girlings’ Private Client teams in Ashford, Canterbury and Herne Bay are delighted to be participating once again in Pilgrims Hospices’ Make a Will Month  which will be held in February.
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Dec 20
In March 2020, the sudden onset of the Coronavirus pandemic turned working practices upside down – prompting an office exodus and a widespread uptake of working from home.  Experiences have varied,...
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Dec 20
Family Law specialist, Amanda Wilson explains the difference between a marriage annulment and divorce and the implications of each of the proceedings.   What is an annulment? There is one major...
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Dec 20
Following his article in June on COVID-19 and Claiming on Your Business Interruption Insurance, David Mallinson, Head of Dispute Resolution gives an update on this important test case which seeks to ...
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Dec 20
Private Client specialist, Ovid Busette looks at the options for paying Inheritance Tax and what these might mean for your family.
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Dec 20
Read Employment Law specialist, Paul McAleavey's short guide on Settlement Agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements). What is a settlement agreement? A settlement agreement is a legally...
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Dec 20
Residential Property expert, Paul Boucher explains why searches are necessary and why they are important in the conveyancing process. Buying a house is a very exciting time, but the process itself...
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Dec 20
Setting up a new business can be a very exciting time with the promise of new opportunities ahead. However, before you get started there are multiple options for company structures that should be...
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Dec 20
Girlings was delighted to co-host a virtual breakfast roundtable discussion with Crowe UK for CEOs in the Care and Support charitable sector on Tuesday, 1 December.
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Nov 20
Good Divorce Week 2020 will take place from 30 November to Friday, 4 December.  This annual event is the initiative of Resolution, an organisation of family law professionals committed to helping...
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Nov 20
With the possibility of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) being extended into 2021, Debt Recovery expert, Ailsa Fairchild explains why it is more important than ever before...
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Nov 20
Employment Law expert, David Morgan urges employers to be mindful of their duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of staff during these difficult times. At this time of year the minds...
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Nov 20
Corporate & Commercial solicitor, Jonathan Masucci looks at director disqualification and how this happens.
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Nov 20
Family Law expert, Curtis Wray, explains what happens should a spouse change their mind during divorce proceedings.   At what point is it possible to halt divorce proceedings? A spouse’s ability to...
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Nov 20
Commercial Property specialist, Sophie Robins highlights 5 areas you should thoroughly investigate before purchasing commercial property. Buying any real property is a serious and involved...

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