15th October 2015
Fraud and non-disclosure unravels all...
Divorcing couples have been reminded of their duty to disclose all financial information to each other and the court.
The eagerly awaited judgments of Sharland and Gohil were handed down yesterday by the highest court in the family division, the Supreme Court. Both cases were considered at the same time by the court and the Justices considered...
7th October 2015
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 changed the rates of the national minimum wage in accordance with recommendations from the Low Pay Commission. The following hourly rates of national minimum wage apply from 1 October 2015:
The standard adult rate (workers aged 21 and over) is £6.70.
The development rate (workers aged between 18 and 20) is £5.30.
7th October 2015
On 1 October 2015 a number of new pieces of legislation come into effect that will limit landlords’ powers to serve section 21 eviction notices including a rule that states that a failure to follow a prescribed repairs process can invalidate a section 21 notice, and also prevent further service of a section 21 for a six month period. The rules are intended to prevent ‘retaliatory...
7th October 2015
Gill Turner Tucker has once again secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 5th year in a row that Gill Turner Tucker has achieved CQS accreditation.
Gill Turner Tucker underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to continue to hold CQS status, which marks the firm out as continuing to...
11th July 2014
Gill Turner Tucker is delighted to announce that it has again been awarded the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) quality mark. Gill Turner Tucker has been accredited for a fourth year in a row reflecting the continued excellent service offered to clients.
1st June 2014
Gill Turner Tucker and Dundas & Duce, have now merged.
The team from Dundas & Duce moved into Gill Turner Tucker’s offices in Colman House on King Street on 2nd June and the merged firm now employs 27 people including 4 Partners.
Commercial Partner and Head of the Residential Property Department for the merged firm, James Kent, said: "Both firms have a long established...
5th December 2013
Help to Buy
In the 2013 Budget, the government announced a package for the provision of financial support which was aimed at tackling long-term problems in the housing market. This included Help to Buy, which is comprised of two schemes;
Equity Loan Scheme
The Equity Loan Scheme has been open since 1st April 2013 and will be available for a period of three years. The scheme is accessible to...
2nd June 2013
After being one of the first Solicitors Firms in Kent to achieve accreditation under the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme, Gill Turner Tucker is delighted to announce that it has been awarded accreditation for a third year in a row reinforcing the excellent service offered to clients (see news article 6 June 2011 for further information).
21st February 2013
Gill Turner Tucker took part in the 2012 WillAid campaign and raised £2,640 for the nine major charities supported by WillAid. Clients were invited to make a donation to WillAid in return for their Wills being prepared for them free of charge.