This week, a mini heatwave has ensued in Britain with the mercury holding steady in the high 20s and even reaching 30+ degrees in London. The effect of unexpected soaring temperatures at this time of year has meant that people are travelling to work on overcrowded, hot trains and buses, and arriving to work frustrated and stressed before the working day has even begun.
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With the opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games kicking off this evening, we’re in for a full 6 weeks of sporting patriotism. Over 11,000 athletes from 206 different National Olympic Committees will be competing in 306 events across 28 different sports.
The main categories of employment status are self-employed, intern/volunteer, apprentice, worker and employee. Each status has different implications in terms of legal rights.
Our Powers of Attorney, Wills and Probate department is expanding!
Due to a raft of new instructions, we're looking for a 3 Years+ PQE (Post Qualification Experience) Fee Earner who should be a qualified Paralegal, Legal Executive or Solicitor to join our busy North London office to lead the department in fee-earning and bringing in new clients.
Currently a London law firm, Mishcon de Reya is seeking legal action against the government after the EU referendum result to leave. They want to ensure that Article 50 is indeed passed by an Act of Parliament, rather than be the sole decision of the Prime Minister under prerogative powers.
Personal service are words that you may hear being thrown around when you hear solicitors talk about bankruptcy petitions. That is because under rule 6.14 of the Insolvency Rules 1986, in order to validly serve a bankruptcy petition on a debtor, it must be personally served. Put simply, this means you have to actually deliver the petition to the debtor. It will therefore not be sufficient to put it in the post!
It seems that with the rising anxieties over immigration, which recently has been fuelled by the media throughout the EU referendum campaign, UK policymakers have attempted to draw up policies to manage migration.
The Immigration Act 2016, which was approved by the government on 12th May 2016 is set to make it easier for landlords to evict tenants who are illegally residing in the UK.
What a week! I don’t know about you, but the last episode of Game of Thrones had us on the edge of our seats! Nail biting stuff! Just kidding. We are of course talking about Brexit. Whether you were for or against Brexit, the country has spoken and the UK is on course to leave the EU.
Domestic abuse does not have to involve actual physical violence. It can be many other forms of behaviour to include threats, humiliation and intimidation. It can also include behaviour such as stopping a partner socialising, controlling their social media accounts, surveillance through apps or dictating what they wear.
A famous quote comes to mind as I begin to write this post. "No one has ever become poor by giving" (Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank).
Gelbergs firmly believe that if we contribute to the community, then we can change the community, and if we can change enough communities, we can change the world!