News and Blogs

What's in a Name? Employment Status Do's and Don'ts

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.

We're Expanding: 3+ PQE Legal Executive/ Solicitor or Paralegal

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.

New Chair of Islington Chamber

On Thursday 7th July, at The Islington Chamber of Commerce's AGM and Summer Party, Emmajane Taylor-Moran, Partner and Head of our Employment Team was appointed Chair of the Chamber.

EU Referendum: Can Article 50 be Stopped?

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.

No Service, No Suit!

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!

Going, Going, Gone!

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.

Leave, Leave, Leave!

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. 

Coercive Control

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.

Euro 2016 - An Opportunity To Motivate Staff

With a major sporting event like Euro 2016 around the corner, it is a fantastic opportunity for employees to keep spirits high in the office.

This kind of spectacle can be used as a catalyst to encourage flexible lunchtimes and inter staff competitions, which will make staff enthusiastic about coming to work and their high spirits could lead to higher morale in the work place.

A Time To Give: Congrats on the Half Marathon!

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!

Walk the Line 2016 - June 17th - Help us raise £600

Here at Gelbergs, we enjoy nothing more than being involved with events around the local community and helping to support local businesses and charities as well as individuals within Islington.

Ran by local charity Islington Giving we're going to help support the local community and raise money and awareness for the less fortunate.

On June 17th, we're Walking the Line!

Gelbergs Property Network Event - June 22nd

Gelbergs would like to invite you to our property networking event on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.

The event is aimed for anyone involved or interested in the property market. Whether you are a property owner, a property tycoon or whether you simply carry out services to maintain, build or design properties, we would like to extend this invitation to you.