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Mar 20
A  Video Message from our Staff COVID-19 Legal Guidance  Message from Andrew Watson, Managing Partner COVID-19 has certainly presented us with some challenges. To meet those challenges we have put...
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Sep 20
Girlings’ Commercial Property expert, David Redgate looks at some of the recent measures that have been introduced to help commercial tenants and the options available when negotiating a new...
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Sep 20
We are delighted to support Kent Association for the Blind's (KAB) Wills scheme which will take place in October 2020. Our experienced Private Client team is Legal 500 recommended and also accredited...
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Sep 20
DATED: 16 SEPTEMBER 2020 Family Law specialist, Curtis Wray looks at the affect of COVID-19 on family court hearings and explains more about a fundamental forthcoming change in divorce law.
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Sep 20
DATED: 16 DECEMBER 2020 Commercial Property expert, Simon Stempien takes a lookat two recent government policies.  
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Sep 20
Are you a commercial tenant in rented premises and do you need to end your commercial lease early?  Assigning a commercial lease is one of the ways you can do this and Commercial Property expert, Amy...
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Sep 20
Third Sector and governance expert, Caroline Armitage looks at the new 'Rule of Six' and what this means for charities and faith organisations.
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Sep 20
All companies are required by law to have articles of association. Whether you are the director, company secretary or shareholder of an existing company, or considering forming a new company, a set...
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News
Sep 20
What can you can do if a Will is lost or missing and how this situation can be avoided in the first place?
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Sep 20
Corporate & Commercial legal expert Chris Brightling explains why for company directors, conflicts of interest are a serious matter and why it is always important to maintain a clear distinction...
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News
Sep 20
Just because Kent Cricket are currently playing behind closed doors, and spectators are not allowed inside the ground, doesn’t mean that you have to miss the match! As long-term sponsors of Kent...
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Aug 20
After months of planning on 1 September 2020 our Herne Bay offices moved to larger, refurbished offices just three doors down from our former offices in William Street. Located in the heart of Herne...
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Aug 20
Corporate & Commercial legal expert, Caroline Armitage  shares her top three tips and explains why in the context of COVID-19 updating Terms and Conditions of Trading is so important for...
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Aug 20
Employment Law expert, Paul McAleavey  gives his five top tips to help businesses prepare their workplace for staff returning post lockdown.
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Aug 20
Joanne Beale, Tax Manager at Girlings reflects on the changes in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) from 6 April 2020 and what this might mean for you if you are selling a second property.
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News
Aug 20
Family Law expert, Amanda Wilson looks at the current divorce law, the new divorce legislation and its potential impact. On 25th June 2020 the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 received...
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News
Aug 20
Does your business have a debt recovery process in place?  Debt Recovery expert, Ailsa Fairchild’s seven point plan guides you through the steps to effective debt recovery.
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Aug 20
Dispute Resolution specialist, John Quinlan gives advice on the most common types of disputes between commercial landlords and business tenants.
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Aug 20
Congratulations to all Kent Law School prize winners 2020 who received their awards this year in a virtual ceremony.  The Girlings Prize for best performance in the Tort & Contract Law Module...
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Aug 20
Contentious Probate expert, Andrew Watson explains the legal grounds for contesting a Will.  Andrew is an Associate Member of ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).
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News
Jul 20
DATED: 31 JULY 2020 What if your commercial tenant stops paying the rent? Or, if you are a tenant and cannot pay the rent, what action can the landlord take?  Commercial Property expert, Sophie...
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Jul 20
Corporate & Commercial legal expert, Caroline Armitage explains why you must review your Privacy Policy in the light of COVID-19. There are some things in life which we ‘need’ rather than ‘want’...
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Jul 20
Girlings is delighted to sponsor the Kent Life Food & Drink awards 2020 category Best Local Food & Drink Initiative, and support the awards for the second year running.
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Jul 20
Private Client expert, Louise Wilson  explains some of the terminology used when discussing the Estate of a person who has died, which a family member may not be familiar with, and considers why it...
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Jul 20
Corporate & Commercial Solicitor, Jonathan Masucci, looks at new opportunities emerging from the COVID-19 crisis and gives advice to those who may be thinking of starting a new business or...
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Jul 20
Family Law expert, Gemma Purt examines the implications of using adultery as a fact for divorce and if adultery can affect the outcome of a financial settlement on divorce.
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Jul 20
Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. The tax threshold has been temporarily raised...
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News
Jun 20
Welcome to Simon Stempien and Amy  Husk who join who our expanding Commercial Property team.  During lockdown we also gave a big 'virtual' welcome  to  Curtis Wray, Jonathan Masucci and Robert...
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Jun 20
Tax Expert, Joanne Beale answers questions frequently asked by clients on how the new rules introduced from 6 April 2020 affect sales of second homes/properties.   Background The deadlines for filing...
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Jun 20
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the second Canterbury Wine Festival™ has been postponed and it has been confirmed that it will now take place in summer 2021.

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