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Jan 21
With effect from Monday, 2 August 2021 our Receptions will be open to facilitate pre-booked appointments and we look forward to welcoming you. Appointments are also continuing to be conducted by...
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Jul 21
Lesley Rushton, Head of Private Client outlines the arrangements Girlings' Private Client team has in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. With effect from Monday, 2 August 2021 our Receptions will be...
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Jul 21
As a regional practice with a strong reputation for excellence, we consider our staff fundamental to our success. As one of the largest and most prominent Firms in East Kent we have been training...
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Jul 21
Congratulations to trained COVID-19 vaccinators Girlings’ HR Manager, Judy Neenan and Legal Secretary, Shirley Brooks who have joined the drive, working in their spare time, to deliver the vaccine to...
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Jul 21
A key risk from an employment law perspective in relation to recruitment and the selection of candidates is being faced with a discrimination claim.   This article considers some best practices for...
Events
Jul 21
Marketing Assistant, Charlotte Lambert describes the experience of her first Tough Mudder challenge as a member of the Girlings Gladiators’ team. Well, what a weekend.  The Girlings Gladiators took...
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Jul 21
Commercial Property Solicitor, David Redgate looks at the implications of a recent property  lease dispute which concerned an RPI (retail prices index) rent review clause contained in a solar farm...
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Jul 21
You may have come across the term staircasing if you have purchased a share of a Shared Ownership property or are looking to do so.   In her article, Trainee Solicitor, Katie Collis explains the...
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Jul 21
The impact of Covid-19 has created financial hardship for many, causing a demand for short term borrowing and increased arrears on existing loans. The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space etc)...
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Jul 21
Commercial Property Expert, Solicitor, David Redgate looks at a recent case which highlights the importance to Landlords of providing tenants with a valid EPC and gas safety certificate for...
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Jul 21
Wills and Probate specialist, Emma Manley explains how to leave funds to charity in your Will and the associated Inheritance Tax benefit. She also considers the potential problems that could arise if...
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Jun 21
Read Commercial Property specialist, David Redgate's update on the poor water quality levels at Stodmarsh nature reserve outside Canterbury which has delayed housing developments across East Kent....
Events
Jun 21
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Jun 21
What is Pride? Every year, throughout June, there are gay pride festivals and events across the world.  June is the month chosen to celebrate Pride as it marks the anniversary of the Stonewall riots...
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Jun 21
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for local authorities to use to help them...
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Jun 21
The date is disappointingly later than Autumn 2021 as originally indicated and is thought to be to allow time for the necessary IT changes to be made to HMCTS’s online divorce systems. However, the...
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Jun 21
Commercial Property expert, Amrita Bartram explains the legal implications for a tenant running its business from its leasehold premises if its landlord has decided to sell up. It is natural for a...
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Jun 21
In his article Employment Solicitor, Will Chrusciel looks at some of the issues that businesses must consider when dealing with the world of likes, tweets and shares - as well as potential pitfalls...
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May 21
Nicola Webster, a commercial dispute resolution specialist with particular experience in resolving disputes in the construction sector, looks at the best ways to manage construction disputes as well...
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Client Stories
May 21
Girlings was delighted to support Age UK Herne Bay as part of the charity’s Dementia Awareness Week (17th – 23rd May ) initiative. Dementia Awareness Week offers us all an opportunity to gain a...
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May 21
The Collaborative Law approach is becoming increasingly popular for couples seeking divorce.  Family Law expert, Sarah Finnis, a trained Collaborative Lawyer explains why. Court is not the only...
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Apr 21
We would like to wish  #SuperKent every success this season and look forward to the club being able to fulfil their plans to harness new opportunities and grow the game across the county.  It has...
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Apr 21
Girlings is delighted to announce that Gemma Purt, Louise Wilson and Paul McAleavey have accepted invitations to become Partners in the Firm.  Gemma Purt is a highly experienced Solicitor in our...
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Apr 21
Nicola Webster is a commercial dispute resolution specialist with particular experience in resolving disputes in the construction sector. In this article she identifies the key takeaways from three...
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Apr 21
When it comes to disagreements in business, you may assume that the courtroom is where everything gets settled. Dispute Resolution expert, David Mallinson looks at Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR...
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Apr 21
Senior Associate Solicitor, Amy Husk is acting for developer clients in respect of several option agreements on land in East Kent. Option agreements on land ensure that the developer has the...
Apr 21
Senior Associate Solicitor, Sophie Robins is retained to advise on all the legal aspects of the ongoing management of a 20,000+ square foot shopping centre.  Her work involves the grant of new leases...
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Apr 21
Private Client expert, Louise Wilson looks at the purpose of a mutual Will and some of the disadvantages associated with this type of Will. 
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Apr 21
Employment Solicitor Will Chrusciel looks at a recent report into the efficiency of the Employment Tribunal system and the implications more generally of the overloaded system for employers looking...
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Apr 21
Residential Property legal expert, Paul Boucher gives his 5 top tips for first-time buyers who are eager to get on the property ladder. 1. Be organised in your approach In a bid to boost the property...

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