News and Blogs

Proud to Sponsor: ICoC's 'A British Summer Party'

As members of the Islington Chamber of Commerce, we get to be involved with all sorts of events across the city where we have the chance to meet other business representatives and even create business for ourselves through networking and referrals.  The Chamber provide a weath of events that allow this to happen and are always well turned out.

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills Seminar

We are delighted to announce that our Seminar held on 1st July 2015 on the importance of making Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills was a huge success.  We were working in partnership with Age UK Islington.

We discussed the importance of making a Will and ensuring that it is kept up to date.   We also discussed the advantages and disadvantages of entering into Lasting Powers of Attorney. 

Work Experience: Essential to Students AND Businesses

At Gelbergs, we cherish the opportunity to give work experience to those interested in Law. From GCSE level right up to Graduates, we feel that experience is invaluable to both the student and ourselves and it can help us both move forward.

Islington Giving Week 2015

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. 

Enhanced Consumer Measures Under the New Consumer Rights Act

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) enacted on 26th March sets out a framework for streamlining UK consumer protections for goods, services, digital content and unfair contract terms. In the interest of providing a modernised landscape for the complex area of consumer rights the new category of digital content has been added and wider powers of enforcement granted to Trading Standards Officers.

The Queen's Speech - Employment Law Bills

Following on from our post-election blog that you can access here, the Queen gave her speech to the nation on Wednesday (27th May), outlining the Conservative government's list of bills.

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills Seminar - July 1st

Having worked with Age UK Islington for a number of years, we're delighted to have the opportunity to give a seminar of the importance of Powers or Attoney and Wills in July.

Ran in partnership with Age UK, this seminar will give you all the information you need to know on why these legal documents are so important and how you can go about creating them.

The next 5 years... Round up of Tory employment law plans

So, what can we expect from the Tory Government in employment law reforms over this next parliament? Well, if manifesto promises are to be believed, we should see a lighter touch to regulation of employers, and more support for businesses. Key words used are “fairness”, “flexibility” and “hard working”, not to mention the ubiquitous “long-term economic plan”.

The Business Show 2015 - Stand 1208

We're proud to be able to exhibit this year at such a fantastic event. We'll be at stand 1208, offering information on our services and how we would be able to help concerning all corporate, commerical and employment matters.

Anyone who attends the event can book a FREE one hour consultation with any of our expert solicitors following the show.

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.

Shareholder Deadlocks: Know When to Walk Away

A shareholder deadlock arises where votes among investors are split equally. Deadlocks fester in an environment of mistrust when shareholders feel that their legitimate expectations have been dishonoured and they may retaliate by blocking progress and attempting to extract value for themselves without regard to the health of the company.

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