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Gelbergs sponsors the Vox Holloway Community Choir in London premiere of Ona's Flood

We are proud to have sponsored the Vox Holloway community choir’s performance of Ona’s Flood on Sunday 29th March 2015 at St Luke’s Church in West Holloway.  The London premiere of Harvey Brough’s ensemble tells the tale of a young girl whose premonitions of a man-made flood reflect contemporary concerns about climate change. The haunting score was written as a companion piece to Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.

Fit for Work - Sickness Absence Service

The new state-funded ‘Fit for Work’ scheme is designed to prevent sickness absence, to help ill employees return to the workplace and to support those in work with health conditions.

There will be two facets to this scheme:

  • Free, expert and impartial work-related health advice via a website or telephone line for employers, employees and GPs to help individuals stay in or return to work; and

How Can Virtuous Businesses Effect Social Transformation through Disruptive Technologies?

The concept of a business having scruples may seem anathema to some.  Aren’t companies supposed to just focus on making as much money as possible?

Oh sure, companies participate in all sorts of philanthropic activities and any good press officer will tell you that their organisation gives back to the community. 

Gelbergs Relaunch Gift Giveaway

As a massive thank you to everyone that was involved in the organisation and running of our fabulous re-launch celebration last night and to all of our clients, contacts and fellow local businesses, we have kept some of the 'Premium Gifts' aside for an online raffle, to give everyone a chance to win one of the fantastic prizes some of the local businesses were kind enough to donate.

Estate agent sacked for stealing a chocolate bar – but was it a fair dismissal?

You will likely have read about the sacking of an estate agent, known only as George, from Your Move Sterling & Co, for stealing current tenant, Jon Charter’s, chocolate bar whilst he was showing prospective tenants round a property. Mr Charter discovered the incident on his CCTV cameras. The story, together with George’s face, has been splashed all over the media including the BBC website and the Metro paper to name a couple.

Landlords: Protecting your Deposit

The world of property litigation can often become confusing, to say the least, especially so for landlords who do not stay abreast of developments in the law. This was recently recognised by Superstrike Limited, who was the landlord for Marino Rodrigues. The case, Superstrike Limited v Marino Rodrigues reached the Court of Appeal and had substantial implications for the way in which tenancy deposits are dealt with.

Gelbergs Welcomes New Solicitor

Gelbergs are delighted to announce the recruitment of Carol Kilgore as head of our Company and Commercial department. Carol is a qualified lawyer both in the UK and in New York and has vast experience of dealing with business related matters including intellectual property, data protection, terms and conditions, shareholder agreements and mergers and acquisitions.

Dealing with Dementia

As lawyers, we are expected to know the law and how it affects our clients. Our clients are entitled to take for granted our legal knowledge and how to apply it for our client’s best interests. But sometimes legal knowledge is not enough.

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