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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.

Redundancy - What are your Rights?

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?


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