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News
Mar 20
COVID-19 Legal Guidance  Message from Andrew Watson, Managing Partner Our receptions are now closed to visitors in accordance with Government guidelines and the importance of social distancing...
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Apr 20
On 28 March 2020 the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, announced that wrongful trading rules will be suspended for a period of three months (applying retrospectively from 1 March 2020), as a measure...
Apr 20
Home The Governement has set out a package of temporary,  targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Details of these...
Mar 20
BBC Moneybox guest and Girlings’ debt recovery expert, Ailsa Fairchild explains why collaboration is key to protecting cash flow in the current climate. If you would like help on a Debt Recovery...
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Mar 20
In mid-March 2020, the Government indicated sweeping changes affecting private landlord and tenant evictions which would effectively place an extended moratorium on possession claims, as part of...
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Mar 20
Ditches, Streams, Brooks and Rivers. Do you have a watercourse on or near your land? Amy Husk, Commercial Property, takes a look at ownership, boundaries and your maintenance responsibilities Land...
Mar 20
Sarah Finis, Head of Family Law outlines the position on 25 March 2020 For separated parents in the current situation with COVID-19 the issue of the children spending time with each parent is now a...
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News
Mar 20
As a Trainee Solicitor within the Family Law department I regularly attend Court in respect of Children Act proceedings and am often struck by clients’ preconception that courts favour granting...
Client Stories
Mar 20
Girlings Solicitors provided legal advice on the sale of Obart Pumps, a leading Kent-based pump specialist which was sold for an undisclosed sum in December to the German subsidiary of a Japanese...
Client Stories
Mar 20
Chris Brightling, Head of Corporate & Commercial at Girlings led the cross disciplinary team from Girlings in advising on a significant capital reduction demerger of a large group of more than...
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Client Stories
Mar 20
Chris Brightling, Head of Corporate & Commercial led the cross disciplinary team from Girlings which included experts from our Commercial Property and Employment teams, in advising hearing...
News
Mar 20
Setting up a new business is often perceived to be the hardest part, but so is growing a business in the right way without putting at risk an established brand and reputation.  Other than growing...
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Mar 20
As we entered the new year there was extensive press coverage of a decision by the Employment Tribunal that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief. The decision is important as finding that a...
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Mar 20
Gemma Bath, Head of Residential Property at Girlings looks at the implications for the property sector of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget and summarises the main points below. 2% extra Stamp...
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Mar 20
The Help to Buy: ISA closed to new accounts at midnight on 30 November 2019.  If you have already opened a Help to Buy: ISA (or did so before 30 November 2019) you will be able to continue saving...
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Mar 20
So you’ve had your offer on a property accepted, Congratulations!  You may be wondering what the next step is and what you need to do to help progress your purchase as efficiently as possible.  Below...
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Mar 20
Future changes to the sale of new Homes The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that the government intends to proceed with the introduction of a New Homes...
Client Stories
Mar 20
Girlings’ Corporate & Commercial team has recently advised The Reading Doctor in relation to a franchise agreement.  Deborah Salsbury, a former primary school teacher turned businesswoman, has...
Client Stories
Feb 20
Girlings Solicitors are proud to be working in partnership with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable, and supporting their services.  Charlotte Nock , a partner in the Private Client team in our Herne Bay...
News
Feb 20
A number of aspects of the leasehold ‘landscape’ have been subjected to government scrutiny in recent years and the Law Commission (LC) has now presented three options to reduce the ‘price’ (or...
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News
Feb 20
Charity & Commercial Law expert and Head of Girlings’ Charity Law team, Caroline Armitage looks at the lessons Trustees can learn from Oxfam.   The Oxfam scandal illustrates that, whatever their...
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Feb 20
Clients often ask this question and the answer depends on whether the lease has the benefit of security of tenure provided by the Landlord Tenant Act 1954.  This security gives tenants the right to...
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Feb 20
Introducing Gemma Bath, Girlings’ new Head of Residential Property. Gemma looks at important changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) effective from 6th April 2020  
Events
Feb 20
Girlings is delighted to have sponsored the Ashford & District 10k for the consecutive fourth year. We  would like to thank  Ashford & District Road Running Club and Barry and the team at ...
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Feb 20
Quite often, particularly on newer developments, a management company exists to deal with the upkeep of parts of the development which are regarded as communal to all home owners eg. shared grass...
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Jan 20
I am not a qualified mechanic and so would not service my own car. Using the same logic, why would you attempt probate without the help of a qualified person who deals with this daily? Every estate...
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Jan 20
Girlings is delighted to welcome conveyancing and property law specialist, Gemma Bath as Partner and Head of Residential Property.
Events
Jan 20
Our Private Client team in our Herne Bay office offered their time and expertise for free for a week in October to make and update Wills in return for a donation to Strode Park Foundation.
News
Dec 19
Pensions that have been built up during a marriage or civil partnership will be treated as assets that are available for division upon any subsequent divorce or dissolution of that civil partnership...

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