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Right to Rent - Legal Update

What is the new law?

From the 1st February 2016, landlords in England will now have to ensure that their tenants have a right to rent.  This means checking that your tenant is either a British citizen, a citizen of a country in the EU or EEA or a citizen of another country with no limits on their permission to live in the UK. 

Fundraising for Text Santa 2015

Back in December, ITV ran a fundraising appeal called Text Santa to hold a nation-wide Christmas Jumper Day on December 18th. 

To do our bit, we decided to hold a 2 day jumper-thon and do a Christmas Themed Bake Sale alongside. This appeal is in aid of three fantastic, worth-while charities; Make a Wish, Save the Children and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Scottish Power vs. BP: Can a Court Ignore the Plain Language of a Contract?

The recent case of Scottish Power v. BP shows that sometimes a court can ignore the plain language of a contract and place its own interpretation on a clause. This case concerned clauses limiting the liability of a party for breach of contract. The court determined that such clauses were too restrictive in light of the parties’ commercial intentions and considerations of fairness and just compensation to the injured party.

Work Experience at Gelbergs LLP - By Hilal Yavuz

Joining us for a week back in June from Highbury Fields School, Hilal was bright and enthusiastic. Shadowing solicitors and our marketing manager, she saw a real insight into the inner workings of a London-based Law firm. We really enjoyed having her with us and we wish her the best of luck in the future and hope that she is able to pursue her dream of becoming a legal  professional, specialising in EU Law.

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