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News
Nov 20
Due to the current lockdown our receptions are closed. However, appointments can be conducted by telephone or video conferencing. Appointments may  also be available, subject to and in accordance...
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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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Nov 20
We are often asked by clients if Probate is required when a spouse passes away. This is not as straightforward as it seems, as Solicitor, Poppy Cooke explains.   What is Probate and why is it...
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Nov 20
COVID-19: Lesley Rushton, Head of Private Client outlines the arrangements Girlings' Private Client team has in place during lockdown. Due to the current lockdown our receptions are closed....
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Nov 20
A message from Gemma Bath, Head of Residential property: The Government's announcement that England will go into national lockdown from 5 November 2020 will mean that many businesses will...
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Events
Nov 20
Wednesday, 4 November 2020 - at 1.00pm Girlings’ Employment Law experts’ recent Redundancy Masterclass focussed on redundancies and the redundancy procedure. Please find details of the presenters,...
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News
Oct 20
Tax Expert, Joanne Beale looks at the new CGT rules in practice, particularly in regard to to the sale of property in the administration of an estate. Following changes to the reporting requirements...
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News
Oct 20
Many of our clients are experiencing delays in receiving a Grant of Probate from the  Probate Registry. Unfortunately, this is beyond our control and continues to be an area of concern for our...
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News
Oct 20
With more and more first time buyers relying on the ‘bank of mum and dad’, along with a greater number of couples choosing to cohabit, Declarations of Trust are becoming an increasingly popular and...
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News
Oct 20
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal tool because it allows the attorney to perform binding legal acts, such as signing contracts and taking important decisions on someone else’s...
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News
Oct 20
There is a wide misconception amongst the British people and the media that once you have lived with another person for a number of years in a cohabiting relationship and more particularly if you...
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News
Oct 20
Associate Solicitor Jonathan Masucci  takes a look at the benefits of creating a formal Partnership Agreement.  Along with sole proprietorships and limited companies, partnerships are a common form...
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News
Oct 20
Do you want to expand your business and need advice on which approach is best? Corporate & Commercial legal expert Caroline Armitage looks at the pros and cons of different business expansion...
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Oct 20
Commercial Property expert, David Redgate looks at a new pilot government-backed scheme designed to benefit both local people and wildlife in the Solent estuaries. On 11 September 2020, the...
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News
Oct 20
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), UK individuals have a legal right to request a copy of any and all data held about them by any organisation. This is done by submitting a Data...
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Oct 20
Girlings is delighted to rank as a Leading Firm in the Legal 500 2021 for two 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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News
Sep 20
Corporate & Commercial legal expert Chris Brightling explains key considerations when giving a personal guarantee to secure funding.  When borrowing money for their business, company directors...
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News
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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News
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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News
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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News
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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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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News
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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