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.
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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 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.
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.
With the World Cup in full flow, and despite England being out, now is the time for both employers and employees to consider how to manage their office hours during the tournament.
Currently, those with children under the age of 16, or disabled children under the age of 18, have the statutory right to apply for flexible working.
Here at Gelbergs, we love to celebrate and to inspire. What a great opportunity we have in International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014 to do this.
This day not only points to the historical sacrifices and achievements of women to strive towards equal rights in society, but also to the everyday struggles and successes that women achieve now.
January can be a depressing month following the highs of December and Christmas. But it can be much harder if you are facing redundancy. Failing businesses on all scales have caused the inevitable cut-backs, and redundancies are all too common at this time of year. But what does this actually mean for employees and what are your rights?
We are recruiting!
We are looking for a junior litigation lawyer to fill a locum position. If you are interested in working in a dynamic firm that prioritises our customer service and high quality of work, then send us your CV and a covering letter.
Following on from the LinkedIn series kicked off by Richard Branson, here are some of my tips to being successful in your job hunting. These points are more “common sense” than “rocket science” but the number of people I have come across who have failed to follow this advice is astonishing! It therefore just has to be said.
From 29th July 2013, the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal introduce fees to be charged in two stages, the first at the issue of the claim, and the second prior to the hearing. There are two fee levels based on the type of claim: