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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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Oct 21
From 18 - 22 October 2021, our Private Client team in our Herne Bay office will be offering their time and expertise for free to make and update Wills in return for a donation to Strode Park...
Sep 21
It is predicted that 2022 will see the most weddings since the mid 1980s. With that in mind, if you are considering getting married or forming a civil partnership or have recently done so, it is...
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Sep 21
Buying a Property is not a simple process, and discovering something unusual on the title review doesn’t help matters. Whilst there are no end of oddities that do arise, Simon Stempien, Senior...
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Sep 21
What happens if the beneficiary of a Will is a child? Poppy Cooke, Assistant Solicitor, explains the options available, and the potential implications for the beneficiaries.
Sep 21
Girlings is delighted to rank as a Leading Firm in the Legal 500 2022 for three of our practice areas. Legal 500 is the largest independent survey of the UK legal market and is recognised as the...
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Sep 21
First time buyers have the opportunity to get on the property ladder faster by contributing only a 5% cash deposit towards their property value, as some high street lenders are offering 95% mortgage...
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Sep 21
It can be extremely frustrating to be in the position of having to chase unpaid invoices. Outstanding payments can consume valuable time that could be better spent on acquiring and working with new...
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Aug 21
When considering who is legally entitled to see a Will, a short explanation can raise more questions than answers for anyone unfamiliar with certain legal terms and concepts. With this in mind, this...
Events
Aug 21
Promoting physical and mental wellbeing in support of Take Off! With the Olympic Games coming to a close, and having been inspired by the firm’s brave Tough Mudders, staff at Girlings Solicitors...
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Aug 21
In his article Commercial Law expert, Jonathan Masucci takes a closer look at the legal protection required when an influencer (which for the purposes of this article includes celebrities and anyone...
Events
Aug 21
Girlings solicitors have donated more paper and envelopes to support Ashford Volunteer Centre’s Befriending scheme. Ashford Volunteer Centre’s Befriending scheme offers a way to reconnect with older...
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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...
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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
This article outlines how to leave funds to charity in your Will and the associated Inheritance Tax benefit. It also considers the potential problems that could arise if you make a charitable gift in...
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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....
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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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