As the year draws to a close and we are in the midst of the festive season, we take the time to reflect on our highlights of the year. It has been an eventful 2017 for Gelbergs, with the introduction of our property auction service, PALS, along with our employment team moving into their new City office. 2018 is shaping up to be a promising year for our small, yet ambitious firm. Below are just a few of the most notable moments of 2017!
PALS Auction Service
With the introduction of our tailor-made auction service, Gelbergs partnered with Auction House London to provide new property buyers with direct help and advice from the moment a property went under the hammer. With our service being on-site, we can provide hands-on assistance to first-time buyers and seasoned purchasers, as well as establish relationships with companies that attend Auction House. Auction House itself has gone from strength to strength, this year alone raising £120 million from property sales.
As of September 2017 Graeme Taylor stepped down from the role of senior partner after 27 years. (That’s the same as Sir Alex Ferguson, although we won’t mention that to the die-hard Spurs fan!) Graeme is still active within the firm and devotes his time to looking after his established clients as a consultant for Gelbergs.
Sheldon Henry & Jane Johnson
As Graeme stepped down from his senior position, two of our other team-members assumed new responsibilities: Sheldon Henry, head of family law and litigation, took the reins as Senior Partner, and Jane Johnson, employment law solicitor was promoted to Partner.
Property Investor & Homebuyer Show
During October, we exhibited at the Property Investor and Homebuyer Show at Excel, London. Armed with our branded cupcakes and goodie bags, we networked with the exhibition-goers and provided on-the-spot advice on property matters. Colin Pace and Priya Sejpal also gave a presentation on commercial forfeiture and the fundamentals of how to communicate with a solicitor in property matters. To see our highlights from this year’s show click here.
Employment Team’s New Home
As of 1st December 2017, our employment team went over to the dark side and relocated to the City. They are now based in Aldgate tower. An exciting venture for our firm, it will allow us to establish roots with different start-up businesses and institutions within the City. To pay us a visit, click here for the address!
We look forward to continuing to provide you the best service in 2018 and would like to thank our clients, contacts and everyone who takes the time to read our weekly blogs and bulletins, for a great year. On behalf of the whole team here at Gelbergs, we wish you Season’s Greetings, a Happy New Year and every success for 2018. Please note that our offices will be closed for one week during the Christmas period. We close at 1pm on the 22nd December, and re-open on the 2nd January 2018.